Head Of Department - Teaching And Learning - Middlemount Community School

Queensland Government

Mackay, QLD

Posted 11/10/2019

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About Middlemount Community School
Middlemount Community School provides a quality, seamless education from Prep to Year 12. Our vision statement, “working with high expectations and pride, towards continuous improvement in teaching practices and student outcomes”, underpins all that we do at MCS. We understand that teacher capability is the key to our students' success and we invest in our staff accordingly.
As our name suggests, we are a small community of learners and we place great emphasis on students' wellbeing. Our students are well supported through our Learning and Wellbeing Plan, both in their academic progress and social, emotional wellbeing. Our academic programs deliver the P-12 Australian Curriculum and QCAA Authority and Authority registered subjects and a small number of vocational certificates in the senior school. Students in years 10-12 are able to access a wider range of subjects through distance education, which is well supported at our school. Senior students are also able to access school based apprenticeships and traineeships. We monitor student progress closely and provide appropriate intervention and support to ensure our students receive the best possible outcomes. Our school offers strong learning support programs for groups and individual students.
Your Role
As Head of Department - P-12 at Middlemount Community School, you will:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of the Wellbeing Plan for staff and students, contributing to the positive and engaged culture of the school, to ensure that the wellbeing and achievement of all members of our school community is enhanced.
  • Lead the induction and professional development of beginning teachers.
  • Ensure continuous improvement in classroom management and pedagogical practices, including Explicit Instruction, through coaching, modelling, mentoring and feedback.
  • Build teacher capacity to use data to effect improvement in student outcomes, including high achieving students.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the secondary department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the secondary department to achieve goals.
To apply please attach the following:
  • a brief resume 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 key capabilities 1 - 2 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.
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