Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 14 March 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
New/aspiring VCE Coordinators, Heads of VCE, Heads of Senior School
Participation in this full day face-to-face workshop will enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) policies and processes and strengthen their confidence to document and implement them appropriately in their school. Participants will increase their knowledge and skills around effective leadership, consider how to successfully lead and manage their VCE staff and discuss how they might overcome some of the challenges associated with the role through guidance from experienced VCE leaders and educators. Strategies to enhance the wellbeing of their VCE students and relationships with key staff will also be a focus in addition to the opportunity to network with VCE Coordinators and Heads of VCE from other Independent schools.
- tips and strategies from experienced VCE leaders and practitioners
- deeper understanding of the role and the policies and processes of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
- advice around the implementation and documentation of appropriate VCE policies and processes within your school
- strategies for enhancing your students' wellbeing and engagement
- networking opportunities with VCE Coordinators/Heads of VCE from other Independent schools.
Julie Baud is a Principal Consultant and member of the School Improvement Team at Independent Schools Victoria. With over 30 years’ experience in independent school education in Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and the United Kingdom, she has held a number of senior leadership roles with responsibility for teaching and learning, curriculum, and wellbeing, including Principal, Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal and Head of School. As an experienced leader, Julie has worked in very diverse settings, including boarding and residential in both regional and metropolitan areas, and has led and implemented significant change within both existing and new schools.
Megan Unthank successfully executed the roles of VCE Coordinator and Head of VCE at one of ISV’s Member Schools and then became the school’s Head of Teaching and Learning. She has taught VCE for several years and has had extensive involvement with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) through leading the school’s VCE program. Megan can provide many examples from her own personal experiences of stepping into her VCE leadership role for the first time that will assist participants in their endeavour to broaden their knowledge and skills around the VCE. Her new leadership role in another ISV Member School calls for continuing involvement with the VCAA.