Head Of Department (Curriculum) (2 Positions) - Aspley Speci...


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About Aspley Special School
Aspley Special School is a Year 7 to 12 school with two sub-schools - Junior and Senior.
Aspley Special School is one of only four Special Schools in the state of Queensland that provides programs exclusively for secondary aged students with disabilities and is unique in that it is the only Special School in the Brisbane City Council area with this focus. To ensure that all students, regardless of ability, are succeeding, our school provides individualised programs to meet the needs of all of our students.
The school is focused on learning for life to ensure that students are developing the skills required for post-school life.
Junior Secondary School - Years 7-9
With a firm focus on the Australian Curriculum and heavily influenced by personalised learning needs identified in their Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP), the Junior School provides essential knowledge and skills that our students need as they transition into Senior School.

Senior School - Years 10-12
In the Senior School, we prepare students for post-school life, based on their needs identified in their Senior Education Training (SET) plan, Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) plan and aligned to the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).
About You
These positions will be suited to energetic and future-focused individuals who have the ability to balance the competing agendas of this multifaceted role to positively influence student learning outcomes and school culture.
Your leadership skills need to have a student-focused approach and ability to build strong professional relationships with students, teachers, teacher aides, therapists, administration staff, parents, caregivers, external agencies and the community.
Your Role
As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the relevant curriculum areas or whole school program 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 curriculum areas or whole school program 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.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.