Head of Department (Curriculum) - Surfers Paradise State School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Gold Coast QLD, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Surfers Paradise State School are looking for someone who is dedicated and passionate about leading curriculum focus in line with school and departmental initiatives, participating in delivering the vision of State Schools Division and developing the quality of teaching and learning. This will be achieved by nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location: Gold Coast
Job ad reference: QLD/SER387250/21T
Closing date: 28-Sep-2021
Yearly salary: $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary: $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration: Until 31 August 2022, unless otherwise determined
Contact person: De Parker
Contact details: (07) 5582 0333
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About the School:

Our experienced and committed staff provide quality teaching and engaging learning activities that match children's interests and developmental needs as they progress through each year level. We have high expectations of all students and we work hard to support every one of them to achieve their best. We believe that every student is capable of learning and it is important that they readily experience success. We ensure that students with particular gifts, talents, interests and needs are supported through our curriculum and extra-curricular programs.

About the Role:

As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the relevant curriculum areas or whole school program to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the curriculum areas or whole school program to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. 
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to both key capabilities 1 and 2 under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.