Head of School 5-8 | Santa Sophia

Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (see more jobs from this school)

North Parramatta, NSW 

Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 22 February 2024

We are currently seeking a committed and driven Head of School (Years 5-8) to share in the leadership of the Catholic school community by supporting the principal and leadership team.

<p><b>Location: </b>Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese</p><p dir="ltr">Santa Sophia Catholic College is a co-educational school for students from Preschool to Year 12, providing an innovative learning environment with a focus on developing skills for the future.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are seeking a passionate and committed Head of School (Years 5-8) to share in the leadership of the Catholic school community by supporting the Principal and leadership team.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CSPD is committed to responding to the needs of all students. With over 5,000 employees located across 80 primary and secondary schools and office communities, our aim is to transform learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 43,500 students while enriching the professional lives of staff.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the opportunity</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are currently seeking a committed and driven <strong>Head of School (Years 5-8)</strong> to share in the leadership of the Catholic school community by supporting the principal and leadership team. The focus of your role will be to support the continued delivery of high-quality contemporary learning and teaching to 644 students in Year 5-8, and to deliver strong academic outcomes within the community that we serve which is embedded in the Catholic worldview.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="color: #000000; text-decoration: underline">This position is permanent full time, commencing Term 2, 2024.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr">This rewarding Senior School Leadership opportunity serves as instrumental support to the Principal in all areas including Leading Pedagogy, Catholic Culture, Leading Self &amp; Others and Stewardship. More specifically, you will:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Focus on the synergy between equipping students with core academic skills as well as building their core values and personal qualities</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Empower staff, students and parents to actively engage with the school community through effective relationships</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Be an active and leading part of a high-performing Senior Leadership team, with transparency, integrity and high levels of self-awareness</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Work collaboratively with teachers, students and families to grow student learning and development in thriving communities</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you (please ensure you address the criteria below with your cover letter)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Respond to the following criteria including some specific examples to demonstrate the impact of your work:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships across the school community, leading and challenging the community to give witness to the Catholic faith (100 - 150 words)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Evidence of pedagogical leadership, knowledge of curriculum and contemporary approaches to learning (100-150 words)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Experience leading teams to improve student performance (100-150 words)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated ability to promote the growth and wellbeing of students and staff and build partnerships with parents (100-150 words)&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning and formation for self and commitment to leading others in these areas (100-150 words)&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and accreditations</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Postgraduate study in Leadership, or commitment to commence postgraduate studies within four years of appointment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School, Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Eligibility according to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Tertiary Qualification</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Statements of Service</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CSPD’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, click<a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/"> here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Your application</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Your application will include the following:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Cover letter and selection criteria response (this application letter should be no longer than three pages)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A copy of your CV</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Certified copies of your relevant academic qualifications</p> </li> </ul> <p>Candidates are advised that they must provide the contact details of or a <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cXOY-bq3siDkmc89sccfxBkGWWl6RWWi/copy?usp=share_link&amp;ouid=117146787793642295033&amp;rtpof=true&amp;sd=true">reference report </a>from their local parish priest for a personal reference within the selection process. The successful candidate will be asked to provide current Principal and recent leader references.</p>
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