Full time ongoing roleTerm 2 2023 startMornington Peninsula location Woodleigh School has a history and philosophy which clearly distinguishes it from other schools. For an educator to whom these appeal, this position will provide an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the continuing evolution of a unique school.Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses, Minimbah in Frankston South and Penbank in Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.At the heart of a Woodleigh Education is our commitment to the holistic development of every student within our school. We provide a nurturing and challenging environment that supports students to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they will need to thrive, at and beyond school. We aim to develop independent, resilient, creative and compassionate individuals who can find personal success in life, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which they live.Woodleigh is an IB authorised school (in our Junior Campuses) and uses the IB Primary Years Programme as a framework for teaching and learning at our Junior Campuses.  The Head of Primary Years Learning - PYP Coordinator's responsibilities include but are not limited to:Effective leadership, collaboration with and support for all staff involved in implementation of the PYP in the junior campusesEffective leadership and efficient management of all aspects of PYP implementation, in line with IB and VCAA expectationsEffective collaboration with leaders and teachers at the junior campuses and Woodleigh Campus to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for all studentsDemonstrated appreciation and utilisation of the opportunities offered by IB and VCAA towards the establishment of a positive culture of learning for the primary yearsEffective contribution to the development and implementation of staff development programs to support delivery of the PYPDemonstrated commitment to continual improvement of own practice as a teacher and pedagogical leader, and to sharing experience and expertise with colleaguesDeveloping a robust approach to the development and review of curriculum to ensure a consistently high-quality learning environmentKeeping up-to-date with and sharing current developments in pedagogy and student engagement with all staffMotivating staff to keep their teaching practice current through use of research and new technologiesDeveloping a coaching culture that encourages feedback to and from students and teachers based on evidenceSetting high expectations for the campus through careful collaborative planning, monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of learningLeading change and innovation at a whole school level, including communicating the need for change to stakeholdersEngaging and inspiring staff to commit to evidence- based improvement that has a positive impact on student learning Selection Criteria:Must be able to demonstrate:Commitment to ongoing development of a sound knowledge and understanding of relevant IB and VCAA requirementsCommitment to ongoing development of knowledge and understanding of the teaching pedagogies and practices relevant to the PYP and to optimising learning for all studentsExperience in leading and managing a teamExperience in leading and managing the implementation of educational programs and associated principles, beliefs, curriculum requirements, processes, and protocolsHighly developed interpersonal skills, good negotiation and influencing skillsStrong organisational skills and attention to detailHigh computer literacy and a degree of competency in the use of learning technology and library servicesAn understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with childrenProfessional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh TeacherDesirable:Prior experience as a PYP Coordinator and PYP teacherPrior leadership experience in a school settingA knowledge of and experience with current educational trends in the PYP and Primary Years educationConditions of EmploymentA VIT Registration is required for this position.Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position. Applications should be addressed to HR and submitted online by 5pm Thursday 2nd March 2023. We encourage you to submit your application early as interviewing may commence prior to the closing date. If you have any queries relating to this position please contact Dr. Richard Owens, Director of the Woodleigh Institute rowens@woodleigh.vic.edu.au Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has zero tolerance of child abuse.Head of Primary Years Learning AUD Frankston South 3199