head of english in eastern suburbs melbourne

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AU$ 95,000 per year
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eastern suburbs melbourne, victoria
job category
education & training
job type
working hours
AU$ 95,000 per year
reference number
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job description


In this position, the Head of English would be a member of the College Curriculum Committee and is expected to understand and uphold the ethos of the College.

The Head of English is expected to develop rapport and close working relationships with other Curriculum and Pedagogy Coaches, Student Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Coaches, Secondary and Primary Schools Leaders and other staff members in order to design, implement and evaluate the current Victorian Curriculum in the Department.

It is also expected that the Head of English will work in team settings across both campuses to establish and direct particular policies within the Department that provide consistency of approach through the department’s programs and across both campuses.

  • Provide authentic leadership to all staff within the English department and to all stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for the overall coordination of the English Department for Years 7 - 12 in both Campuses.
  • Submit a comprehensive departmental plan (excursions, SIP, incursions, PD, term planner, course handbook) to the Curriculum and Pedagogy Specialist by the end of week 1, term 1 each year.
  • Design, implement and evaluate the Years 7 - 12 curriculum of the English Department, using available data and in accordance with the current government/school requirements (eg. VRQA, Victorian Curriculum, ACARA, VCE).
  • Keep an up-to-date written record of all programs in the English Department and share them with the school community (teachers, school leaders, students, parents).
  • Create a shared folder and provide school leadership with evidence of teaching programs, assessments and rubrics in a timely manner.
  • Promote and integrate the use of ICT in the Department.
  • Ensure accuracy of student records and authentic student reports are generated in a timely manner.
  • Publicise the Department activities to the school community by using electronic and/or printed media.
  • Prepare an annual budget for the English Department and be responsible for the acquisition and effective management of resources required for the implementation of the curriculum.
  • In consultation with the Curriculum and Pedagogy Specialist fill in any departmental grant application forms and write evaluation/accountability report of the program.
  • Coordinate the development of differentiated curriculum, catering for students with learning difficulties and gifted students within the English Department.
  • Be responsible for providing learning and assessment tasks for authentic integrated projects.
  • Coordinate the assessment and reporting of students’ progress within the English Department.
  • Organise and oversee co-curricular activities related to the Department.
  • Participate fully and positively in all the relevant school staff and curriculum meetings as appropriate or as required by the Curriculum and Pedagogy Specialist or Head of School.
  • Organise and chair meetings for the Department and make copies of minutes available to the Curriculum and Pedagogy Specialist on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure the implementation of the curriculum in the Department, which may include, but not limited to inspecting teachers’ chronicles, student work and class observations.
  • Conduct the capacity building assessment for all staff in the Department in order to make recommendations and provide other information as needed by the Head of School.
  • Mentor all staff within the English department and ensure college guidelines around probationary timeline are implemented.
  • Assist the Curriculum and Pedagogy Specialist and other school leaders in regard to the future development and effective implementation of the curriculum within the English Department, including staff professional learning.
  • Liaise with the Primary Curriculum and Pedagogy Specialist in relation to the Departmental curriculum.
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks on the direction of the Head of School/Head of Campus.

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Head of English


Degree in Teaching
VIT Registration

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree