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Job title : Head of Learning Area - Humanities and Social Sciences

State Government of WA

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region Applecross Senior High School Head of Learning Area - Humanities and Social Sciences 00018164 Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019) Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022 Are you an effective leader who is committed to excellence? Applecross Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an innovative and effective leader with outstanding interpersonal skills to fill the role of Head of Learning Area - Humanities and Social Sciences (HoLA - HASS) to join their leadership team. As a member of the School Leadership Team, you will contribute to the implementation of the school's Business Plan through participative decision making, while promoting the school's vision and strategic directions. It will be highly desirable for the successful applicant to have the ability to lead change, supported by their capacity to use evidence-based data to inform their decision making to implement innovation within the learning area.

You will work as part of a collegiate team and be solutions focussed. As HoLA - HASS you will continually drive improvement by providing proactive leadership that is collaborative, inspiring and supportive. The successful applicant will lead flexible and adaptive teachers who will apply differentiated instruction and explicit teaching across all year levels.

By leading a professional learning community, the HoLA - HASS will ensure that the Humanities and Social Science teachers develop consistent instructional practices that optimise student learning and engagement. The successful applicant will ideally lead reflective performance development discussions with staff, based on a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. This may be through coaching, developing an ethos of teacher self-reflection, feedback, data analysis and a review of summative and formative assessment practices.

By facilitating the effective implementation of the school's pedagogical framework, engagement strategies, classroom observation and student voice, you will also ideally model highly reflective practices as both teacher and leader. The HoLA - HASS will ideally possess a thorough understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and Senior Secondary WACE Courses. Experience in the planning, development and delivery of both Year 7-10 and ATAR courses is highly desirable.

Applecross SHS's goal is to encourage young people to achieve their potential through their understanding of the value and enjoyment of learning. We aim to widen students' horizons by presenting a diverse, relevant and contemporary curriculum that will prepare our young people to thrive in an ever changing society. The curriculum reflects our desire for students to become responsible and flexible thinkers who will be well prepared for the challenges ahead.

We offer an innovative curriculum with the provision of a range of study options.


Date01 October 2021

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Salary $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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