The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools). Recognising that mainstream education is not suitable for all young people, our programs are driven by the personal pursuits of students and integrate well being and life skills approaches. Teachers and Youth workers work together to support students. We have classes and outreach learning options for students who are young mums, out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.
The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) is an Independent School, run by Melbourne City Mission (MCM), that provides programs for young people who have or are at risk of, disengaging with education. We deliver the VCAL at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior level and offer our students access to a range of VET courses. The Hester Hornbrook Academy operates from multiple locations across Melbourne, with each class supported by an Educator and a Youth Worker who work in partnership to deliver the education program and support our students. Our students are aged between 15 and 25 and are referred to the school from a range of Community Service providers and mainstream schools.
HHA is an Independent School that provides the Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (VCAL), at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels. VCAL is delivered in a flexible learning environment, with a holistic approach to well being and educational goals giving students the opportunity to work on individual areas of interest, integrated projects and team activities.
The Assistant Principal is part of the executive leadership team at the Hester Hornbook Academy (HHA) and is responsible for the delivery of high-quality project based VCAL educational program within the school and other MCM contexts. This responsibility includes developing and refining a pedagogical framework, to guide and lead educational instruction; incorporating “Explicit Teaching and Learning”, “High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)” and “Collaborative Learning to Empower.”
The Assistant Principal will work with the rest of the executive leadership team to establish a culture of observation and feedback to ensure high quality teaching and learning in the areas of literacy and numeracy and VCAL outcomes. They will lead the development of and advise in areas relating to curriculum, student programs, and major decision making related to the Academy’s educational processes. The position also has responsibility of policy development, implementation and ongoing compliance. As a key member of the HHA leadership team, the role contributes to leadership planning and decision making by offering a strategic overview to the necessary requirements for high quality teaching and learning.
As a leader within HHA this position will require the successful applicant to lead an area of the Academy to ensure that we are able to reconnect young people with education and training and empower them to use these tools to build a positive future. The role has been created to support teaching and learning; reflecting best practice pedagogy to deliver our holistic response and cater to individual student educational needs.
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We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
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Applications close on 4 October 2020. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date . Please note we will be reviewing applications and interviewing as they are received. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to The HHA's roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’expense.
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