Head of English

Canberra Grammar School


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: ESL / EALD , English , LOTE , Literacy

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 16 October 2022

• An outstanding leadership opportunity within Canberra Grammar School • A chance to grow, inspire and further develop our English department. • An exciting opportunity to work with a team committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

<p><b>About the School </b></p><p>Canberra Grammar School is a leading co-educational independent Anglican School founded in 1929. The School’s main campus is set on 20 hectares at the foot of Red Hill, just south of Lake Burley Griffin, close to Parliament House and the lively social precincts of Manuka and Kingston. </p><p>CGS is committed to delivering the highest standard of education, inspiring students to achieve personal excellence within a warm and inclusive community environment. The School is a vibrant and rewarding workplace with a strong commitment to professional learning and to nurturing excellent conditions in a superb campus environment. The School employs staff who are passionate and energetic in their profession and places student learning and wellbeing at the forefront of all they do. </p><p><b>Benefits of Working at CGS </b></p><p>CGS is an employer that promotes staff excellence and offers a range of additional benefits, including: </p><ul><li> A highly competitive salary and superannuation of 12% (for permanent staff) </li><li> Attractive salary packaging arrangements </li><li> Free barista-made coffee daily </li><li> Delicious daily morning tea and discounted lunches </li><li> Access to the onsite health clinic and annual influenza vaccinations </li><li> Employee assistance programmes </li><li> School fee concessions </li><li> Staff awards programme and generous professional development funding. <br /><br /></li></ul><p><b>About the Role </b></p><p>An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and dynamic educator to join the leadership team at Canberra Grammar School. As the Head of English you will lead curriculum in line with school initiatives, develop the quality of teaching and learning, and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, and stakeholders. </p><p>The English Department at Canberra Grammar School is a warm and collegial team of highly qualified and experienced teachers. Most are full-time, while some work across other Departments or carry a range of leadership roles in the School. All are dedicated professional educators committed to the intellectual and personal growth of over 1200 students taking English in the Senior School from Year 7 to Year 12. <br /><br /></p><p><b>Selection Criteria </b></p><p>As the Head of English, you will lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum, which enables the highest level of scholar progress and attainment. </p><p>The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgment. Below you will find a list of the key duties and responsibilities: </p><ul><li>Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focused on providing quality learning outcomes for all students. </li><li>Take a leading role in modelling excellence in English education and pedagogy </li><li>Actively exercise responsibility for leadership, support, and the wellbeing of the English Department </li><li>Design, develop, and maintain a English curriculum programme that meets the needs of all students in the School from Year 7 to Year 12 </li><li>Assist the Director of Academic Education and Curriculum and Learning Coordinator in ensuring vitality and renewal of English teaching practices </li><li>Exercise responsibilities in partnership with the Director of Academic Education and the Director of Student Development </li><li>Implement an effective mentoring scheme within the department </li><li>Develop an effective system of teacher evaluation </li><li>Provide support for the professional growth of staff in relation to their teaching of English </li><li>Encourage collaborative decision making where appropriate in the operation of the English department. </li><li>Oversee the preparation of registration documentation in the department. <br /><br /></li></ul><p><b>How to Apply </b></p><p>1. Visit <a href="https://cgs.bigredsky.com/page.php?pageID&#61;160&amp;windowUID&#61;0&amp;AdvertID&#61;667548" rel="nofollow">CGS.ACT.EDU.AU/EMPLOYMENT</a> to access the position description. </p><p>2. Please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit the following documents: </p><ul><li>Cover letter (addressing the selection criteria on the Position Description) </li><li>Resume/CV <br /><br /></li></ul><p>CGS is proud to be a School that takes child protection very seriously. All candidates for roles at Canberra Grammar School are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process. </p><p>An early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received. </p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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