20 Jul 2021

Full Time Head of Department – Teaching and Learning – Ipswich State High School

for Queensland Government – Brisbane

Job Description

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  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Department of Teaching & Learning to join our dynamic Leadership team at Ipswich State High School. The main responsibilities of the role are the implementation of the Quality Teaching Framework, embedding of reading and writing, leadership of gifted and talented and intervention programs to improve outcomes for students.
    Job Type: Contract
    Position Type: Full-time
    Location: Brisbane – West
    Yearly Salary: $118045 – $124001
    Contact Name: Michelle Snell
    Contact Number: (07) 3813 4488
    Closing Date: 01-AUG-21

    (Image courtesy of Ipswich State High School)

    The Ipswich State High School has a number of signature programs that have been developed over time that makes us a choice of schooling in Ipswich and the surrounding areas. Designated DoE Programs of Excellence allow enrolments from outside of catchment (STEM, Dance, Rugby League, Hair and Beauty and Construction and Horticulture).

    The school is also a Mature Age School allowing older students to complete their schooling; 30% of the students identifying as being either Aboriginal or Torres Strait, or Maori or Pacific Islander background, and more than 10% being born overseas. There is an increasing number of refugee enrolments that are provided with tailored EALD support. The school is an accredited International Student Program School and regularly hosts both long-term student exchanges and short-term study tours that will re-commence when borders re-open.

    Your opportunity:

    As the Head of Department 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.

    The Head of Department is accountable to and under the direction of the Principal or delegate.

    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.<space>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

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Job Locations: Brisbane.
Job Categories: Education & Training, Government, and State (Government - State).
Job Types: Full Time.
Job Tags: full time jobs for 50+, jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, jobs for older workers, mature age jobs, older workers, and older workers jobs.
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