Ellesmere College Canterbury

Leader of pedagogical change

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Middle leadership

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
2MU + 2MMA

Listed 10:12 AM 03 March 2020
Closes 3pm 20 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA63D

This is an exciting opportunity for an expert pedagogue to join our team and work closely with the senior leadership team in leading pedagogical change across our school. 

We are an innovative and forward-thinking, decile 8 coeducational Y7–13 school located in Leeston, approximately 30 minutes south of Christchurch. With the announcement last year of a school rebuild, this is an exciting time to join a progressive school and be part of leading and designing change in New Zealand education. 

Over the coming years we are developing a pedagogical approach which will provide contextualised and coherent opportunities for deep, culturally sustaining learning whilst providing learners choice and agency to develop skills, knowledge and qualifications. We believe in the concept of ako and that we are all learners. The successful applicant will play a key role in working with teachers to develop their pedagogical practice. Training and support will be provided. Collaborative practice is fundamental to our curriculum and as educators we know we can always learn from all other stakeholders. 

We are a restorative practices school and believe strongly in building and enhancing positive professional relationships with young people. All teachers are expected to be involved in our whānau system and will be supported to provide awhi and care for students and their learning. 

Our school is community-focused and we encourage all staff to contribute to the varied learning opportunities that are offered to students in such an environment.

Applicants are invited to visit the school should they wish to do so.

Start date will be by negotiation.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Donna Thian, Principal's PA
(03) 324 3355

Download our application form
Job Application Form v31

Vacancy reference #:1HA63D

Listed 10:12 AM 03 March 2020
Closes 3pm 20 March 2020

Ellesmere College NZ

School details

Ellesmere College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 518

School number: 349
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Physical address:
Leeston Dunsandel Road, Leeston

Postal Address:
P O Box 52, Leeston, 7656