Head of Inclusive Learning and Enrichment (Senior School)

Canberra Girls Grammar School (see more jobs from this school)


Head of Faculty / Department

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 21 February 2024

The Head of Inclusive Learning and Enrichment, reporting to the Director of Senior School (Learning and Innovation), oversees the implementation of an inclusive learning environment in the Senior School at CGGS.

<p><b>Applications for this position close: 9.00am, Wednesday 21 February 2024 </b></p><ul><li>Ongoing, full-time position </li><li>Professional and values-driven environment </li><li>Commitment to Professional Learning </li></ul><p><b>Who we are<br /></b>Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is an independent non-selective school in the Anglican tradition that caters to approximately 1,300 students. It has earned a reputation as a leading institution in girls&#39; education. CGGS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP).</p><p>The School&#39;s primary goal is to nurture well-rounded, highly educated, ethical, and purposeful children and young women. At CGGS, we are dedicated to excellence, and our team is passionate, supportive, and innovative. Joining CGGS is an opportunity to be part of a community that is committed to providing outstanding educational experiences for all students. </p><p><b>The Role<br /></b>The Head of Inclusive Learning and Enrichment, reporting to the Director of Senior School (Learning and Innovation), oversees the implementation of an inclusive learning environment in the Senior School at CGGS. This involves coordinating programs, identifying and monitoring students with diverse needs (learning difficulties, gifted education, EAL/D, ELICOS, disabilities), fostering student connection, and promoting the development of skills and self-confidence.</p><p>The key focus is on maximising student engagement and learning by supporting staff in differentiating for all ability levels (including curriculum, pedagogy, and professional development). Working closely with the Director of Senior School (Learning and Innovation) and Heads of Faculty, the Head of Inclusive Learning and Enrichment plays a key role in steering the strategic direction of teaching and learning in line with the school&#39;s overarching strategic design. </p><p>The Head of Inclusive Learning and Enrichment is a member of the Curriculum Team and plays a pivotal role in advancing curriculum and pedagogy, as well as fostering continuous professional development within the teaching staff. Strong leadership, a comprehensive understanding of student needs, and effective communication skills are essential in successful collaboration with teaching staff, students, and families. </p><p>The ability to inspire students through engaging and challenging teaching is essential. Knowledge of the Australian Curriculum, the International Baccalaureate (MYP and/or DP) and the BSSS Programmes would be highly regarded. </p><p>Our staff share a passion for excellence in teaching and have a record of fostering outstanding student achievement. Collaboration and a commitment to professional learning are highly valued. </p><p>Appropriate academic qualifications and teacher training, as well as a sound understanding of current educational trends are required. </p><p>All teaching staff members are expected to take part in the whole life of the School including participation in pastoral care and involvement in co-curricular School activities. </p><p>Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the School’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct. These documents may be downloaded from the School’s website or are available from the School. </p><p>All staff at CGGS must: </p><ul><li>Always demonstrate and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct and complete regular training in Child Protection standards. </li><li>Promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people to whom we provide services. </li><li>Ensure that their interactions with children and young people are positive and safe. </li><li>Provide adequate care and supervision of children and young people in their charge. </li><li>Act as a positive role model for children and young people. </li><li>Must hold, or have the ability to obtain, a current Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP) </li></ul><p><b>The Benefits of Working at CGGS </b></p><ul><li>Values-driven, collegial culture </li><li>Remuneration and terms and conditions that compare favourably with those in other school sectors in the ACT </li><li>Above minimum rate options for superannuation for permanent staff </li><li>Stimulating work &amp; learning environment </li><li>The provision of an Employee Assistance Program </li><li>Free influenza injections </li><li>Fee concessions for members of staff with children at our school </li><li>A generous professional learning budget </li><li>Free onsite parking </li></ul><p><b>Applications<br /></b>Further information, including the position description can be found on the School’s website www.cggs.act.edu.au. Applications should be made via the online application form on the Employment page of our website https://employment.cggs.act.edu.au/.</p><p>Applications should include a current resume and short cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as received. </p><p>Queries regarding this position should be directed via email to employment&#64;cggs.act.edu.au. Please note that applications cannot be accepted via the employment email address. </p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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