Head of Department in Teaching and Learning - Kawana Waters State College

$114,886 - $120,682 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and dedicated educator to join the leadership team. In this role you will lead curriculum focus in line with school and departmental initiatives and participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division. You will achieve this by developing the quality of teaching and learning and nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders.

About Us

Kawana Waters State College is a co-educational Queensland Government State School offering quality education from Prep to Year 12 (P-12). Students, parents and staff value its warm, supportive atmosphere and its focus on academic excellence and ‘Learning for life'. The College is situated on the coastal strip between Mooloolaba and Caloundra, approximately 100 km north of Brisbane. The campus is next to the world-class sports and rowing precincts of Stockland Park and Lake Kawana. Some of the best beaches of the beautiful Sunshine Coast are within easy walking distance.

Your Role
As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school department 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 school department 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. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume 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 the key capabilities 1-5 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.