Head of Junior School

Teaching Staff

Applications for this position close Wednesday 01 November 2017

The College is seeking an experienced educator to lead the Junior School, Early Learning Centre (ELC) to year 4.

The Head of Junior School is a senior position and is accountable for the day to day implementation of the Junior School educational program, its leadership, management and organisation for years Early Learning Centre (ELC) to 4.

The Head of Junior School is a member of the College senior management team comprising the Principal, Deputy Principal, Heads of Sections, Academic Directorate and the Directors of Pastoral Care and Professional Learning and Innovation, in addition to the Head of Human Resources, Registrar and the Director of International Relations, Marketing & Communications.

Under the leadership of the Head of Junior School, the Junior School Team consists of; the Deputy Head of Junior School, responsible for academic programs (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, PYP, coordinator); the Director of the Early Learning Centre responsible for the daily management of the ELC (Reggio Emilia philosophy); team leaders (Prep to 2 and Years 3 to 4), responsible for pastoral care and student management.

The successful applicant will be an expert practitioner in early year’s education, fully conversant with current curriculum practice and pastoral programs. A range of leadership skills will be required together with highly developed interpersonal skills and outstanding organisation, presentation and negotiation skills.

The preferred start date for this role is Thursday 18 January 2018, being our Senior Staff Day, however a later start date (no later than Monday 9 April 2018) may be negotiated.

The College reserves the right to interview and employ a successful candidate before the closing date.

Child Safety and Protection Responsibilities

St Leonard’s College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students.

The College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse. In this context, the College implements a comprehensive Child Safety and Protection programme across the entire College community.

All staff are responsible for understanding and applying the College’s Child Safety and Protection Policy and procedures including being compliant with the Child Safety Code of Conduct and being proactive in reporting any concerns or identified risk.

Where students are under staff care, there is an obligation to take all practical steps to protect students where a risk to students’ safety has been identified.


Applicants should submit, via the online application form (below), their current curriculum vitae, together with any further information in support of their application.

Please note:

  1. Applicants are required to supply the name, address and telephone number of three referees, two of whom must be able to comment on the applicant’s professional work (or training). One referee should be of a current or most recent employer.
  2. An employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration is required to be undertaken by any persons working in the field of education who may come into contact with children without direct supervision. The WWCC is valid for a five (5) year period and the VIT for one year.
  3. All teachers must have a current VIT registration. The successful applicant will be required to produce original copies (from which a photocopy will be made) of transcripts of qualifications claimed.
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