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Director Of Learning Support

Sydney Grammar School - Paddington, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Director of Learning Support

Sydney Grammar School Edgecliff Preparatory School is a thriving, academically selective, Independent School, located in Paddington in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
We invite applications from experienced and dedicated individuals to co-ordinate the Learning Support programme at Edgecliff.
The Director of Learning Support is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Learning Support Department K - 6, reporting to the Headmaster, Edgecliff Preparatory School.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Implement/oversee a multi-tiered model of learning support.
Build capacity of staff to support all students, including those with additional learning needs.
Implement Universal Screening processes to identify students with additional needs.
Ensure the School is compliant with relevant legislation including Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and Disability Standards for Education (DSE).
Ensure the School is compliant with National Consistent Collection of data for students with disability (NCCD).
Co-design Individual Learning/Adjustment and Education Plans.
Liaise with external professionals as required.
Liaise with parents as collaborative partners in the planning and support process.
Facilitate small group classes for those who need additional learning support or EAL.
Liaise with teachers to modify curriculum and assessment procedures as required.
Maintain records and documentation related to individual education plans.
Lead and manage the Learning Support Department team.
Manage departmental resources within budget.
Maintain and enhance the profile of Learning Support throughout the School.
Develop and use effective assessment and moderation systems.
Support teachers to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for all.
Maintain and update the School's Learning Support Register.
Work closely with the Director of Studies to undertake duties and responsibilities identified as within the remit of Learning Support.
Carry out all other reasonable requests as made by the Headmaster.

Leadership and Management:

Provide leadership, co-ordination and administrative support in the ongoing development, implementation and administration of all aspects of the Learning Support programme at Sydney Grammar School Edgecliff Preparatory School.
Contribute to establishing the core values of the School and their practical expression.
Be a regular participant in external and internal professional development opportunities, including IPSHA meetings.
Provide support and guidance to teachers in the handling of day-to-day issues of instruction and implementation of IEPs.
Work with the Director of Studies to plan and prepare for IEP meetings for staff and parents.

Skills, qualifications and personal qualities required:

Conversant with current best practice in relevant disability areas including ADHD/ASD/SLD.
Strong interpersonal skills - able to be a collegial advocate for boys with additional needs. An active listener who values the experience of colleagues and builds strong collegial connections.
Experienced primary practitioner.
NESA registered.
Current WWCC.
Sound knowledge of NCCD framework.
Qualification for Special Education.
Ability to lead by example.
Staff management experience
Strong organisational skills
Strong communication skills

Please apply in writing by Monday, 19th April, 2021, attaching a covering letter which addresses the responsibilities outlined above, your curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to:
The Headmaster, Sydney Grammar School Edgecliff Preparatory School,Alma Street, Paddington NSW 2021. or email to [email protected]
Sydney Grammar School is an equal opportunity employer. Persons prohibited from working with children must not apply.

Paddington, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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