St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory: Deputy Head – Academics

Company St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory
Reference # #12
Published 23/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Our primary intention is to educate and empower girls, raising them in ways that are responsive to the challenges unique to women. We aim to be the leaders in girls’ education, with the focus on nurturing individual skills and dispositions, equipping girls to engage confidently and with a sense of purpose. Our girls work within a values-based framework in order to make decisions with good intent. The South African context is diverse and dynamic. We raise girls to embrace their heritage and collaborate locally to make a significant contribution nationally and internationally.
Job Functions Academic
Industries Education
We are looking to appoint a Deputy Head – Academics who will oversee the academic programme with an emphasis on the implementation and evaluation of curriculum innovation and reform. The successful applicant will preferably have experience in working with the unique characteristics of girls’ education in relation to STEAM, and transdisciplinary Inquiry Based Learning. We are also looking for a candidate with a strong academic background in inclusive education who will enhance the existing educational rigour of our Academic Support and Extension programmes. A visionary approach to maintaining the best affordances of online learning is a desirable competence.
•A suitable professional qualification, preferably post-graduate, and appropriate educational and teaching experience, particularly in girls’ education
•The ability to foster and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders
•A sound and progressive understanding of the South African curriculum and international trends in education; a willingness to teach
•An understanding of budget management and financial planning
•A high level of organisational, managerial, administrative and communication skills
•Previous experience in a leadership position within an ISASA school would be advantageous
•A willingness to participate in the broader extra mural programme of the school
•Proof of registration with SACE
•Any staff member working within a school is required to have a sexual offender’s clearance certificate
•A willingness to work within the values, Christian ethos and mission of the College as well to participate in the broader life of the school
Job Closing Date 13/11/2020