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Head Of Department - Senior Schooling - Sandgate District State High School


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Head of Department - Senior Schooling - Sandgate District State High School

Metropolitan Region, State Schools Division

Sandgate District State High School are seeking a Head of Department - Senior Schooling to join the Senior Leadership Team where you will be responsible for improving educational outcomes for students in the school. Your role in the team will be to lead improvement in student achievement across all aspects of senior schooling. The role includes driving continual improvement in transition programs from junior secondary (yr 7-9) into senior education (yr 10-12). This also includes senior development programs, monitoring and tracking student achievement in the variety of learning pathways in senior education - ATAR, Vocational and blended (BSDE, TAFE, Traineeships etc) to support the school's improvement priorities.

Position statusPermanent
Position typeFull-time
Occupational groupEducation & Training
ClassificationStream 2 /HOD2
Workplace LocationBrisbane - North
Job ad referenceQLD/MER358862/21P
Closing date28-Feb-2021
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Salary Other
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Contact personPhil Campbell
Contact details(07) 3869 9888
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About Sandgate District State High School

Sandgate High has been providing a comprehensive co-educational secondary education for young people in the North Eastern Bayside suburbs of Brisbane since 1959. Our Mission is Expanding Horizons, our Motto is Industria Floremus (which translates as with Industry we Flourish). Our mantra is Success through Effort. We pride ourselves on working hard in partnership with our community to provide a broad experience of secondary education for all of our students. Our three values - Be Respectful, Be Work Ready and Be your Best, guide the development of our students toward becoming healthy, socially responsible citizens able to make a contribution to their local community. A conscious effort by the school to Expand Horizons means students contributing to "their" community may be anywhere in the World!

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.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 3 pages) 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 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.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

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