Principal – Teaching and Learning

The Head of Teaching and Learning works collaboratively with the Head of School, Board, College of Teachers, staff and the parent community to grow and sustain the school, delivering a high-quality Steiner education and contributing to the vibrant life of the school. The Head of Teaching and Learning provides leadership and oversight of teaching and learning in the school, and is the direct line to leadership for students, parents and prospective families.

This is a newly created role, as part of a dynamic period of growth and ongoing maturing of the school and its structures. The co-leadership model at the school provides a supportive structure for leadership.

The Head of Teaching and Learning is responsible for upholding regulatory requirements that relate to curriculum and instruction and to school families and community. This role oversees the effective functioning of the College of Teachers plus all Faculties and the Learning Support Team. They work in close partnership with the Head of School and is part of the Senior Leadership team that includes the College Chair.

Definitions of leadership at our school:

  • The Head of School provides long term stability and strategic oversight. They oversee all aspects of school finance, operations, risk management and compliance. They drive planning for the future. They hold executive authority.
  • The Head of Teaching and Learning is the lead teacher and learner. They provide anthroposophical leadership of the school. They support the healthy functioning of the whole school community with a focus on the quality of our Steiner educational offering and the experience of our families and staff.

Who we are looking for

The Board seek a Head of Teaching & Learning with these qualities:

  • Extensive Steiner experience as you will oversee a committed cohort of Steiner teachers and educate and engage with students and families.
  • Understands the balance of leading collaboratively in service to the school, while also maintaining boundaries for effective decision making.
  • The right candidate will be dynamic and comfortable with change, as roles and school structures continue to develop and organically evolve.
  • Understands that schools like ours are passionate and community minded and know how to support this to flourish positively in our school.
  • Is highly skilled in communication, mediation, restorative practices and pastoral care.
  • Is concerned about the wellbeing of student and teachers, always.
  • Has inner strength, fortitude, clear practices and rhythms for work.
  • Works without ego and will get into the classroom to teach.
  • Lives the values of the school.
  • Ability to engage and network with the wider community.
  • Stakeholder engagement.

We are open to short term and longer term employment discussions for the right candidate. For a confidential discussion and to learn more, please contact Sharonika Camplin, Board Chair at [email protected]

Applications close 30 May, 2024

Cairns Hinterland Steiner School
30 May 2024