Learning And Education Leader Position

Feel inspired every single day in a leading edge progressive educational environment. Let your love of children sing by leading the education team at our bush primary school, right here in Sydney. Kinma is a perfect place for you to make a real difference to the lives of children, educators and families.

Kinma is a unique independent progressive school in Sydney set on two hectares, adjacent to national park. We provide dynamic and innovative learning programs for students at our preschool and primary. Kinma is a small school and has 15 full-time and part-time teaching staff.

About the role

Our Learning and Education Leader is our principal teacher, whose expertise is provided to all our teachers, rather than an individual class. You will engage with staff both in classroom, and in preparation and review of teaching practice and professional development.

The role is directly responsible for:

  • Teacher development and training
  • Oversight of teacher programming and planning
  • Sharing, and providing leadership on, teacher success and challenges in relation to their professional roles
  • Helping teachers to incorporate Kinma's core principles into their everyday practice
  • Development and review of school policies relating to education practice, in keeping with Kinma's constitutional principles and practices
  • Leading educators to cultivate parent understanding of Kinma's core principles

Skills and Experience

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in primary teaching
  • Experience navigating NESA and managing education practice within its requirements
  • Expertise on social and emotional issues affecting young people
  • Proven success in working collaboratively as a member of a team
  • High level personal skills in managing relationships, including with and between students, staff, and families

Your Personal Attributes

  • Intellectual strength, professional integrity, and a passion for progressive education
  • Ongoing enthusiasm, initiative, and innovation
  • Eagerness to keep learning and growing - both informally and through professional development
  • Strength in open and clear communication
  • Emotional maturity and stability


  • Tertiary qualifications in Primary Education
  • Current WWCC (employee level)

Please send a covering letter identifying areas of interest and specific expertise, plus the following information no later than 27th April, 2018. Email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Names and phone numbers of three referees, including two professional.

Please direct any enquiries to Julie Carr, Manager, T: (02) 9450 0738