[Specialist Maths] Director of Mathematics

Kendall, Rodney A kendall.rodney.a at edumail.vic.gov.au
Mon Aug 6 23:09:17 EST 2012

Please excuse the cross-post

Dear Math Gurus

Hoppers Crossing Secondary College is offering a great position to the RIGHT person.

We are seeking a Director of Mathematics who will coach our staff in the best implementation of Mathematics practices - with a time allowance equal to half a teaching load!

Our College has a philosophy of improving teaching and learning through coaching.

We are a 1:1 netbook school (Yr 7-12) and every classroom has a data projector.

Below is the position description - see recruitment online - position number 799883

Please see www.hopcross.vic.edu.au<http://www.hopcross.vic.edu.au>

Contact Mr Keith Halge - 9974 7777 should you have any questions.

Director of Mathematics
Leading Teacher (16 x 71 minute period time allowance)
Major Responsibilities
* To support all staff across the College implement the GANAG Common Instructional Model.
* To lead and manage a Performance & Development (P&D) team via individual staff P&D plans, and case manage the Professional Development requirements for staff in the P&D team and liaise with the relevant Assistant Principal in regards to these requirements.
* To work with the relevant Assistant Principal in establishing a team approach to all aspects of the Year 7 - 12 Mathematics Curriculum
* To work in collaboration with the college Leadership Team in the implementation of Professional Learning Teams (PLT's) across the college.
* Help teachers to effectively analyse student data and use it to plan their teaching within their PLT's.
* Undertake regular Professional Learning Walks in order to observe and monitor teacher delivery of the Mathematics Curriculum across Year 7 - 12.
* Work with the mathematics teachers to develop and implement lesson plans based on the 9 recommended teaching strategies outlined by Marzano.
* Develop and maintain a professional coaching relationship with all members of the Mathematics KLA.
* Provide a visible and active responsibility towards the organization and delivery of professional development to improve teacher capacity and delivery of the mathematics curriculum at all levels across the college.
* Model teaching approaches to enhance teachers repertoire of effective teaching practices that will motivate students in their learning.
* To develop policy and protocols in relation to the operation of the Mathematics Resource Centre.
* Review the Mathematics curriculum and make recommendations on how the program might be enhanced (i.e. Inquiry Based Learning, Problem Based Learning)
* Actively seek information on a variety of pedagogical approaches and provide the mathematics staff with professional development opportunities that will encourage use of these approaches in the classroom. (i.e. Marzano - 'Classroom Instruction that Works')
* Act as the Chairperson for all Mathematics KLA meetings and ensure that agendas and minutes of meetings are published.
* Lead the Mathematics KLA in curriculum planning and development focussing on the implementation of problem based learning activities for the students.
* Maintain a file of courses of study for all elements of the Year 7 - 12 Mathematics program.
* To work in partnership with the Literacy Teaching Team and the Numeracy Teaching Team, in a 'whole school' approach to literacy and numeracy across all KLA's.
* Represent the Mathematics KLA at the college Curriculum Committee.
* Manage and Maintain the Mathematics KLA budget
* Research curriculum programs at other educational settings and prepare proposals for consideration at relevant college committees.
Other Duties
* Attend and participate in Leading Teacher meetings
* Represent the school at community events as requested
* To act as a Leading Teacher Team Leader for the management of mathematics staff Annual Performance Plans
* Perform other duties as determined by the principal


Rod Kendall
Assistant Principal
Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

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