OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The Instructional Coach is at the forefront of the implementation of the College’s Learning and Teaching Framework and the execution of Padua’s Educational Strategic Plan.
They focus on identifying and enhancing effective pedagogy and practices that will increase student learning. The Instructional Coach is responsible for providing targeted coaching to teachers to encourage consistency in pedagogy and practices across the College.
The Instructional Coach works with Learning and Pedagogy Leaders, Learning Leaders and teaching staff to build a focus on improving and implementing teaching strategies that increase student engagement, learning and wellbeing.
Effective leadership of learning and teaching explicitly connects high quality teaching to student engagement, successful learning and positive student outcomes.
At Padua, the Instructional Coach conducts classroom observations, provides effective feedback, leads professional learning, models the principles of Padua’s Learning and Teaching Framework and coaches staff in an effort to build the capacity of teachers in the area of effective classroom practice.
The Instructional Coach works closely with a LaP Leader, Learning Leaders and a group of teachers to ensure Padua’s Learning and Teaching Framework is both evident in classrooms and curriculum documentation.
The Instructional Coach is a key member of the Learning and Teaching Team / Executive under the direction of the Vice-Principal Learning and Teaching and reports directly to the Vice-Principal Learning and Teaching.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Instructional Coach’s main responsibilities include but are not limited to :
iv. Leading performance review, goal setting and ARMs with teaching staff; and
v. Performing other day-to-day duties as requested by the Principal or the College Improvement Team.