Head of Department (Curriculum) - Thornlands State School

$126,644 - $128,884 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 02 Aug, 2022

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and dynamic educator to join the leadership team at Thornlands State School. This opportunity will allow the successful applicant to lead the school in building the Curriculum Framework to support a team of highly dedicated and professional teachers, eager learners and a well-resourced school. If you are someone who can deliver the vision of our school, develop quality teaching and learning as well as create positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders, then we would love to hear from you!

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Brisbane - East
Job ad reference QLD/SER435186/22P
Closing date 15-Aug-2022
Yearly salary $126644 - $128884
Fortnightly salary $4854.30 - $4940.10
Job duration  
Contact person Robyn Wilton
Contact details (07) 3821 8111

About the school 

Thornlands State School's Vision is- MORE (Making Our Results Excellent) - this means ensuring that every one of our students is reaching their full potential. Our School Opinion Survey Results endorse that students, parents and staff are all committed to and supportive of this Vision, which underpins everything we do. We are very proud of the great work that our dedicated, committed staff does each and every day to enact our Vision- with a broad range of extension and support programs operating to enhance learning for all. A whole school approach  to best practice in the teaching of Reading and Writing has been refined and embedded over the last 5 years, with all students having individual reading and writing goals. These are communicated to parents, who are seen as vital partners in achieving the best learning outcomes for each individual student. At Thornlands State School we “Grow the Whole Child” offering a broad range of extra curricula opportunities- Dance Team, choirs, bands and sport - with key events each year including the Prep Fairy Tale Ball, Cultural Evening, the School Musical and Art Show, the Prep Circus, ANZAC Day ceremony, camps and sporting events- such as Cluster Sports, Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field days.

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.

For a full list of mandatory requirements please see the attached role description.

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified 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.