Head of Teaching and Learning | Galilee School

  • South Canberra
  • Full time role
  • Canberra based registered and independent secondary school
  • Do good with Communities@Work
About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region.

Communities@Work, Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school designed specifically for disengaged and vulnerable young people in years 7-10 in the ACT and surrounding areas for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive learning outcomes. Galilee School offers a supportive and flexible learning program that aims to meet the individual needs of students.

About the role

As a member of the Galilee School Executive Team and the broader Galilee School team develop and implement a high quality and effective teaching and learning program in the school. The Head of Teaching and Learning has a key role in supporting the students in their day to day studies and activities at the Galilee School while at the same time providing strategic input to the school’s future strategic and operational planning and directions.

Working closely with the Head of Student Support, the Head of Teaching and Learning plays a lead role in supporting and developing an energetic, dedicated and professional teaching team who work with other members of the school to facilitate the learning of students at the school. The Head of Teaching and Learning provides support and ongoing expert advice in the continual development of the teaching and learning program at the school. A major focus of the role is the development of teaching staff and teaching practice.


  • Mentor and guide teachers to ensure differentiated curriculum for all students and provide support and expert advice to all teachers
  • Oversee and coordinate the assessment and reporting requirements of the school
  • Working with the Executive Team, coordinate and where appropriate facilitate professional development for teaching staff in accordance with the aims and objectives of the school
  • Administrate the provision of information to parents about the teaching and learning program of the school and the progress of students at the school
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and the capacity to build a positive learning environment and atmosphere across the school
  • Oversee the planning, preparation and delivery of quality and effective teaching and learning programs which are consistent with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and relevant curriculum, policies, work programs and educational trends.
  • Assist in the preparation of Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) for students in collaboration with the Head of Student Support, Teachers and youth staff
  • Participate in school decision making process and professional development through school staffing meetings and school curriculum meetings.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with team members and clients

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant qualification in Teaching/Education
  • Current or eligible to achieve registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI)
  • Recognised expertise in teaching practices and the ability to model and facilitate skill development in other teaching staff
  • Proven experience in change management and leadership of school improvement initiatives
  • Confidence and experience in the design, development and implementation of units of work based on the Australian Curriculum and differentiate across a variety of learning abilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Framework, Restorative Practices and/or other related best practice models
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences which include staff, parents and the wider community
  • High level interpersonal skills and cooperative work practices and the ability to lead and manage a positive and cohesive team
  • Maintain current ‘Working with Vulnerable People’ registration


  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Healthy activity reimbursements
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer funded training opportunities
  • Salary packaging options available

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier, TMT on 6293 6545 or recruitment@commsatwork.org for a confidential discussion. Applications close Friday 7th of July.

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles.

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