Head of Faculty - Science

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


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Science

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 19 February 2024

The Head of Science at Canberra Girls Grammar School is a critical leadership role responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high-quality teaching and learning program in the Science Faculty.

<p><b>Applications for this position close: 9.00am, Monday 19 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. CGGS is dedicated to excellence, and its 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 its students. </p><p><b>The Role<br /></b>The Head of Science at Canberra Girls Grammar School is a critical leadership role responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high-quality teaching and learning program in the Science Faculty. The successful candidate will be dedicated to ongoing curriculum development, with a focus on improving student learning outcomes and classroom experiences. This role requires an innovative and proactive approach to curriculum design and a compassionate leadership style to inspire a team of professional educators. Start date for this role is by negotiation.</p><p>The Science Faculty encompasses a range of subjects from Years 7 to 12 including General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Science and Psychology. A practitioner of any or a combination of these subjects is welcome to apply for this position. </p><p>As the Head of Faculty, you will manage all elements of the courses offered within your faculty, including junior (MYP and Australian Curriculum) and senior curriculum (BSSS and IBDP), associated administration, and relationships with key stakeholders. Working collaboratively with the Senior School&#39;s Academic and Pastoral Management teams, you will be responsible for driving your faculty&#39;s strategic direction within the framework of the School&#39;s Strategic Design. </p><p>Continuous professional development of the faculty staff, curriculum, and pedagogy are critical components of this role, and the successful candidate will be committed to leading their team to achieve these goals. At Canberra Girls Grammar School, we are dedicated to providing challenging, enriching, and supportive teaching at all levels, and we are seeking a dynamic leader to help us continue this tradition of excellence. </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><br /></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>
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