Team Leadership

Application details

Team Leader Position 2019

Permanent Team Leader 2MU (various positions – Please specify preferred leadership level)

Thank you for your interest for one of the permanent Team Leader positions (2MU) at Wairakei Primary School. These positions begin at the start of the 2019 school year.

For the most up-to-date information about the school, please visit our website at

www.wairakeitaupo.school.nz. Please find included in this document our person specification and also refer to our job description.

We are looking for a team leader who is committed to children’s learning and development as well as their own and who is committed to providing high quality and engaging learning experiences.

The successful candidate will be recognised as a high-quality teacher and proven or emerging leader. They will have the ability to improve learning and student achievement within their own classroom, as well as across the teaching team. The successful applicant will also have the ability to ensure learning experiences are fun, challenging and engaging. They will work in a collaborative teaching team and build high-quality professional relationships with our staff, students, parents and community.

They will be committed to our strategic vision of being ‘POWER and actively engage in our Teacher as Inquiry process as well as continuous personal and professional learning.

This position comes with a small release component. There may be an opportunity for other fixed term leadership units, so please state your preferred level and curriculum strengths as well as your leadership experience in your application.

In return, we will provide a rich and rewarding work environment that promotes professional improvement, collaborative practices and a sense of fun.

Wairakei Primary School is looking for leaders who:

  • Is a highly skilled teaching practitioner

  • Is able to use data to inform their own and other professional practices with particular focus of priority learners

  • Is committed to children’s and adult’s learning and development.

  • Is willing to teach and lead collaboratively

  • Positively and actively contributes to school life

  • Makes learning challenging, engaging, authentic and fun

  • Promotes student’s self-direction and ownership of learning

  • Demonstrates the personal attributes of a professional teacher

  • Is solution-focused

  • Is able to set high professional standards and expect those same standards of others

  • Is able to critic other professionals with appropriate and timely feedback

  • Values the support of colleagues and possesses a sense of fun and humour

Application requirements

With your application, please include a covering letter, your current CV and application form which is available from our website www.wairakeitaupo.school.nz under Vacancies.

Send the application to: Principal, Wairakei Primary School. 2 Kauri Drive, Wairakei Village Taupo or info@wairakeitaupo.school.nz

Application Timeline

We aim to keep to the following timeline

  • Applications close 4pm Monday, September 17
  • Interviews to be conducted between September 20 – 25
  • Job offered to successful applicant on Friday, September 28

If you’d like further information about the position, or the school then

please contact me at principal@wairakeitaupo.school.nz or phone 07 374 8035

Paula Farquhar, Principal 

Download Team Leadership Application details  Application-details-Team-leadership-2019.pdf

Wairakei Primary School Team Leaders Job Description:

Name

Employed By: Wairakei Primary School Board of Trustees. Please see relevant contractual agreements in respect to requests for leave / resignation.

Contractual Obligations: Contractual agreements, terms and conditions are as implied under the current `The Primary Teachers Collective Employment Contract'. If employees are not members of the New Zealand Educational Institute, then an individual employment contract will be established.

Responsible to: Wairakei Primary School Board Trustees, Principal, Senior Leadership

Relationships with: Principal, Deputy Principal, Lead Teachers, Teaching Staff, Ancillary Staff, Outside Agencies, Parent, Pupils

Responsible For: All aspects of leadership within the designated team, promoting the schools vision and values, student development and achievement, whilst working within the aims, policies and objectives, and financial limits of the Annual Plan.

Primary Objectives:

To provide professional leadership within your team. Active participation in the school leadership team

To coordinate, manage and supervise long term and day to day curriculum planning and delivery within your teaching team.

To monitor student progress and achievement, student welfare, planning, assessment, reporting and reflections within designated team/syndicate

To provide appropriate support in the management of student behaviour.

To provide an effective communication link between the senior leadership of the school and your team To maintain effective and appropriate relationships both within the school and with its community.

Special Nature of the position:

Lead a school curriculum team

Take part in PTA meetings and school PTA events

Wairakei Primary School Team Leaders Job Description 2019

Key Indicators of the role of Team Leader 

Criteria

Key Indicators

To provide professional leadership within your team.

Creates a learning culture within the team

Staff feel supported, well managed and given effective guidance

Provides support and effective leadership in implementing current professional learning and development Provides opportunities for team members to take on responsibilities within the team

Is the appraiser of team members

Participates in the school professional learning and development programme Runs regular and effective team meetings

Minutes of meetings are kept as an accurate record

Ensures accuracy of mid-year and end-of-year written reports Assists in the induction of new staff members

Effectively manages team consumable budget Maintains confidentiality

Active participation in the school leadership team

Promote a culture of teaching as inquiry

Support and contribute to the school’s strategic plan Communicate effectively with other teams across the school Be proactive with timetable changes

Stay up to date with educational trends and curriculum development – professional readings Support and share ideas with other syndicate leaders – make use of their expertise.

Ensure key information is shared in a timely and appropriate manner between syndicate members and other staff as necessary

As a leader develop a learning network which values and supports the school vision, allows individuals to contribute and encourages group decision making

Advocate what is best for children and the organisation Ensure all school wide expectation are fulfilled

To coordinate, manage and supervise long term and day to day curriculum planning and delivery within your teaching team.

Maintains accurate and current knowledge of curriculum areas Leads team planning

Develops team action plan with regular updates

Reports team development/progress to the Bot at the end of the year Regularly monitors teacher planning with reflective comments Ensures that teaching programmes comply with the school curriculum

To monitor student progress and achievement, student welfare, planning, assessment, reporting and reflections within designated team/syndicate

Leads team in understanding assessment requirements

Ensures that appropriate assessment levels are given through moderation Ensures that all students are assessed and receive feedback from their teachers Ensures that all records of students are recorded and completed on time Discusses assessment data with team members to target student needs

Can interpret team data to allow for differentiation Is aware of students at risk, causing concern or achieving at a very high standard

Supervises reporting to parents according to school guidelines

To provide appropriate support in the management of student behaviour.

As appropriate, supervises classroom management practice Provides supportive advice to teachers

Deals in a positive manner with behaviour problems Keeps appropriate notes on students

Liaises with senior leadership regarding behaviour issues

To provide an effective communication link between the senior leadership of the school and your team

Ensures a clear line of communication between leadership meetings and team meetings Ensures that decisions made at leadership meetings are carried out

Accurately represents team views in meetings

Staff are encouraged to participate in school-wide activities Actively support the direction of the school and other members of the leadership team

Communicate effectively with key stakeholders: students, other staff, parents and the wider community Respect the roles and responsibilities of the Board and Principal, especially as they affect the community and school staff

Ensure that the Principal is aware of all matters, that may be significant in the running of the school Demonstrates and promote the vision, values and learning competencies of the school

Model appropriate values of leadership eg. collaboration, communication, honesty, integrity, resilience, perseverance, self-management, problem-solving, creativity

To maintain effective and appropriate relationships both within the school and with its community.

Models school values at all times

Has a good level of communication skills

Develops appropriate relationships with students, staff and parents Actively supports policy decisions and charter obligations Participates actively in setting directions for the school

Signed: Employee:

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Signed: Principal on behalf of the Board of Trustees

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Download Team Leaders Job Description Team-leaders-Job-description-2019.pdf

Download Team Leaders Job Description  Team-leaders-Job-description-2019.docx

Download Application form Application-Form-Team-Leadership-2019.docx