Head of Department (Curriculum) - Glenview State School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a full time temporary Head of Department (Curriculum) to join the team at Glenview State School. Glenview State School, located centrally on the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland has a proud 141 year legacy of providing world class education to children from Prep to Year 6, a reputation of excellence, and a commitment to educating our future citizens. Glenview has an enrolment of 290 students and a team of 45 teaching and ancillary staff. Our curriculum features learning areas in STeM, English, The Arts, Music, Languages, ICT (including Coding and Robotics) and Health and Physical Education. Individualised, child-centred approaches make learning an enjoyable experience where students are challenged to use their knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts and procedures in new and unfamiliar contexts and to think constructively and in depth.

Position status Fixed: Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location: Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference: QLD/NCR386663/21T
Closing date: 22-Sep-2021
Yearly salary: $118045 - $124001
Fortnightly salary: $4524.70 - $4752.90
Job duration: Until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Peter Lloyd
Contact details: (07) 5439 6777
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Your opportunity

As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will:

  • lead curriculum focus in line with school and departmental initiatives
  • participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division
  • develop the quality of teaching and learning
  • nurture positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders.

Your 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.

Additional Information

  • Coordination and maintenance of the school's curriculum documents.

The role will incorporate a focus on Student Engagement and wellbeing. The preferred applicant will have sound knowledge in the area of Positive Behaviours for Learning and an ability to lead initiatives in this area.

The applicant will require the ability to develop self and others in:

  • Understanding of Positive Behaviours for Learning (PBL) principles and practices
  • Developing positive and engaging relationships with students who may demonstrate challenging behaviours, disengagement and attendance challenges
  • Understanding and modelling equitable and inclusive practices

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 2 page) 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 to 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. 


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Job Closing Date

22 Sep, 2021