- Job posted on: 15th Oct 2020
- Applications close:
Worawa Aboriginal College is seeking an experienced Head of Learning and Teaching who demonstrates initiative and drive and a commitment to Indigenous education. The Head of Learning and Teaching is responsible for overseeing the teaching and learning program and leading the teaching team in best practice pedagogical learning for Years 7 to 10 and the VCAL program.
Located in the Yarra Valley 60 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD, Worawa Aboriginal College is a boarding school catering specifically for Aboriginal girls in secondary years of schooling. An Aboriginal initiative the College is owned and governed by Aboriginal people which operates on a philosophy of ‘Walking Together to Make a Difference’. The diversity of Aboriginal Australia is reflected in the student population drawn from urban, regional and remote Aboriginal communities across the country where Aboriginal language/s is and culture is embedded. Worawa Aboriginal College provides a holistic education based on an integrated Education, Culture, and Wellbeing model.
The Worawa curriculum strongly emphasises foundation studies in literacy and numeracy while providing a breadth and depth of learning experiences across all key disciplines/learning areas. The Worawa Way pedagogy model is based on the Aboriginal values of Relationship, Responsibility, Respect and Rigour that inform all aspects of College operations. Along with the core academic program, emphasis is placed on nurturing and celebrating Aboriginal culture as a crucial aspect of student self-esteem and wellbeing.
This position requires the incumbent to embrace the Worawa ethos of Aboriginal values, Aboriginal-led decision making and the right to Aboriginal self-determination.
Worawa Aboriginal College has commitment to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse.