Deputy Head of Raymond House - Student Wellbeing - Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar
An exciting opportunity for passionate and dedicated educational leaders who are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of all students and staff
Lowther Hall has an excellent reputation for providing a well-rounded education for girls in an intimate environment of 900 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. They are a diverse, open-entry school where students are known and well catered for from their very first day.
Lowther Hall prides itself on offering academic programs which support and challenge each student to achieve her best, and they seek to assist girls to understand a wide range of academic disciplines and co-curricular pursuits.
Lowther Hall seeks to be a school that educates the whole person, helping each girl to develop personal qualities and values that will equip her for a happy and successful adult life. Lowther Hall teachers, support staff and student leaders work collectively to provide a holistic educational experience for every girl.
The true spirit of the Lowther Hall community is found in the personal interactions and vibrant, open atmosphere which comes alive each day as the girls come through Lowther Hall’s gates.
Working with the Principal, Head of Raymond House, Primary School Staff, students and parents the purpose of this role is to assist in the realisation of the strategic plan for wellbeing in Raymond House, supporting students in Years 2-6. In addition, the Deputy Head of Raymond House – Pastoral Care will oversee the daily organisation of Raymond House, coordinating staff, organising casual relief replacements and overseeing scheduled events.
Key Areas of Responibility
Within the context of the strategic plan, the Deputy Head of Raymond House – Pastoral Care will support staff, students and parents of the Lowther Hall community with pastoral matters. They will oversee and implement student Personal and Social development Plans and manage transition programs for Year 1 to Year 2 and Year 6 to Year 7. They will be responsible for the development of classroom and specialist wellbeing programs, ensuring appropriate wellbeing curriculum is delivered to students to support their pastoral care and also play a key role in the development of Raymond House camp programs.
The Deputy Head of Raymond House – Pastoral Care will coordinate daily staffing at Raymond House and manage the provision of Casual Relief Teachers. They will need outstanding organisation skills to ensure staff are replaced when on excursions, camps and special events. They will oversee and support the organisation of scheduled Raymond House events and assist the Head of Raymond House in timetabling and rostering.
The Deputy Head of Raymond House – Pastoral Care will be required to attend all scheduled meetings, supporting the co-curricular program, including camps, concerts and sporting events and also ensure their professional learning requirements are met annually. They will ensure that the diversity of all children, including (but not limited to) the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and children who are vulnerable, are met.
This role is ideal for someone with the following strengths/characteristics
- Sound judgement with regards to people and situations
- Willingness to support the school values
- Organisation and attention to detail
- Time management and prioritising ability
- Initiative and resourcefulness
- Outcomes focus
- Team orientation
- Kind, friendly and supportive to parents, staff and students
- Decision making within level of authority
- Flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude
Experience and Qualifications:
- Passion for wellbeing
- Loves solving problems
- Highly organised
- Productive under pressure
- A deep confidence and experience in leading wellbeing
- An understanding of the Lowther Hall context and girls’ education
- Knowledge of or enthusiasm for daily organisation
- An understanding of child safe standards
- A current and appropriate VIT registration
Commencing in Term 1, 2024 the Deputy Head of Raymond House – Pastoral Care is an ongoing leadership position. Deputy Head of Raymond House reports to the Head of Raymond House.
For a confidential conversation, enquiries regarding the application process or to obtain an Applicant Information Pack, please contact:
Senior Executive Consultant, Rob Evans +61 422 257 173, [email protected]
National Head of Executive, James Mundy +61 422 228 164, [email protected]
or Application process:
Applications will be received by Thursday 28th September