Head of Department: Mathematics

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Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification(s) and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at www.pnet.co.za

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Starting Date
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This Position Reports to
January 2, 2025
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Job Purpose

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Minimum academic requirements & experience

● A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a relevant degree specialising in Mathematics Education.
● A valid proof of SACE registration.
● A minimum of 5 years experience in teaching Mathematics with Grade 12 Teaching experience.
● Proven leadership and team management experience.
● Knowledge of either NCS/CAPS is essential.
Preferred requirements
● An honours degree in Curriculum Studies and/or Mathematics Education will be an added advantage.
● A management/leadership qualification.
● Experience working within the IEB assessment framework.
● Experience teaching Further Studies- Mathematics or Advanced Programme Mathematics (AP Maths).

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Key responsibilities

● Take a leading role in managing and coordinating the department.
● Provide curriculum leadership for the department.
● Represent the Academy on departmental professional committees and associations.
● Liaise with the GDE District Office and Head Office Curriculum Specialists, the IEB Subject Assessment Specialist, and the allocated cluster group.
● Ensure the implementation of GDE and IEB policies related to the department.
● Manage all aspects of human resources in the department.
● Approve departmental work plans.
● Approve departmental professional development programmes.
● Monitor the quality of teaching and learning in the department.
● Take responsibility for implementing performance management in the department.
● Approve departmental strategies for learner assessments.
● Monitor learner performance in the department.
● Draft and manage departmental budgets.
● Approve the purchase of teaching and learning materials.
● Execute all pastoral care, co-curricular and extra-curricular duties as required by the Academy.

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Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

● An ability to create a positive learning environment. ● Preparedness to be part of the academic leadership and academic team. ● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. ● A demonstrated capacity to work effectively in teams. ● A willingness to participate in the broader life of the Academy and to contribute positively to the ethos of the school. ● A commitment to personal growth and the development of others. ● Ability to work independently under pressure and adhere to deadlines. ● Ability to plan, organise and direct programmes. ● Highly developed and effective administration skills and attention to detail.
● Good organisational skills. ● Leadership and Management modelling skills. ● Ability to problem-solve, think creatively, “think out of the box” and multitask. ● Highly effective time management skills. ● Ability to incorporate the school’s values into daily teaching. ● Total commitment to extra-mural activities of the school. ● Excellent interpersonal skills with subordinates, colleagues and learners. ● Proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others. ● Excellent classroom and curriculum administration.
● Demonstrate high levels of professionalism.
● Willingness to mentor a group of learners.
● Act with the highest integrity and always uphold the Academy’s standards and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and Accountability).
● Willingness to learn how to use and implement the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) in your teaching.

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Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to admissions@afrizan.co.za to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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