The CAM manages the work of the Curriculum and Assessment Lead teams to provide high quality curriculum and
assessment guidance and structure and associated artifacts for the schools. The CAM works with the achievement team
to ensure that there is an integration of the curriculum, assessment and implementation so as to achieve superior scholar
Reports To: Product Manager
The CAM will lead a team of three to four subject specialists who are the Curriculum and Assessment Leads for the
relevant phases. The CAM will take direct responsibility for at least one subject to ensure direct and ongoing experience
of the processes the CAM is designing and overseeing.
The CAM is responsible for ensuring that the curriculum guidance and support given to schools achieves complete
curriculum coverage and that assessments are reliable and valid in tracking scholar progress and planning interventions.
The CAM is thus responsible for the development of clear, fit for purpose and accessible templates, standards and
The CAM oversees the choices related to teaching and learning resources and is responsible for ensuring that all selected
resources support scholar achievement.
The CAM ensures that there is an integration in the various parts of the learning model and that the support given by the
curriculuThe two CAMs work together to develop appropriate policy and procedures to support all of the above.
The CAM is responsible for the ongoing design, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of the relevant
learning model in collaboration with the product and achievement teams. As such the CAM is responsible for content and
delivery of curriculum and assessment including its alignment with the DBE CAPS and all extensions beyond CAPS, in
order to meet the network objective of globally competitive education practice based on strong foundations in all areas of
Research and lead the ongoing refinement of the Learning Model in line with network and product
objectives and in close collaboration with the school achievement teams.
Design and implement a balanced assessment framework and approaches that encompass formative,
interim, summative, baselines and benchmarks.
Document the principles, processes and procedures that support the learning model to ensure consistent
Specify and monitor the data and reporting requirements within national compliance frameworks and
focus on the generation of actionable insights and efficient compliance reporting.
Support the design of timetables to translate the vision of the Learning Model into action within national
compliance frameworks including but not limited to instructional time and assessment compliance.
Curriculum and learning resource selection
Coordinate, plan and contribute to the development of appropriate direction, guidance and curriculum
documentation for all subjects that meet the objectives of the DBE CAPS curriculum and provide
extension beyond these requirements for scholars.
Oversee the selection of curriculum resources for scholars and teachers to best support the
implementation and delivery of the curriculum.
Continuous review of assessment policies to keep abreast with changes in assessment DBE criteria.
Deliver high-quality assessments through stringent quality assurance and moderation processes.
Monitor the standards of all external assessments, ensuring accuracy and consistency alongside the
achievement teams and Curriculum and assessment leads.
Support High school Principals in the evaluation of implementation of curriculum and assessments
Standardise rubrics and other evaluation tools related to curriculum and assessment.
Create a rhythm of feedback and improvement alongside school leaders.
Monitor and evaluate curriculum efficacy against NSC outcomes across all subjects
Work with the Professional Development Manager, School Achievement Managers and Primary School
Principals in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the curriculum and assessment design.m and assessment team enables this integration.
Standardise document formats and templates such as termly overviews to best achieve consistent and
coherent implementation across the network
standardise teaching, and or, term plans for all subject areas and relevant grades, aligned to the South
African National Curriculum and SPARK Schools CAPS+ curriculum;
standardise assessments for all subject areas and relevant grades, aligned to the South African National
Curriculum and SPARK Schools CAPS+ curriculum.
Translate the design of the School Learning Model and compliance requirements into policies and
processes to support in the implementation of the model.
Interpret, communicate and enable compliance of academic standards in line with global trends and
current South African legislative requirements.
Ensure accurate budget for all resources and line items on the academic budget allocated to curriculum
Oversee the requirement specification for procurement of all items needed to implement the Learning
Team management and leadership
Ensure the professional development and growth of Curriculum and Assessment Leads.
Ensure alignment with agreed standards
Ensure that the team works with the other Curriculum and Assessment Team to ensure overall coherence
of the SPARK model and product
Identify and research best practice to support high academic achievement.
Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading
professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organisations.
Coordinate, plan and conduct evaluation visits to SPARK schools to monitor, evaluate and support the
effective implementation of the curriculum.
Work collaboratively with the implementation/ achievement teams to improve practise to better support
Coordinate, plan and contribute to evaluation reports for SPARK schools to inform school self-evaluation
and school improvement planning.
Qualifications and Criteria:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and criteria:
B.Ed, and or Honours/Masters degree in Education- curriculum and assessment
SACE registration and certification
SAQA accreditation for non-South African equivalent qualifications
Police clearance certificate
3 – 5 years leading the design, implementation and evaluation of a school/network learning model
including curriculum and assessment programmes;
5+ years school leadership experience;
10+ years education experience.
Curriculum and Assessment knowledge and experience is a key requirement for this position.
Deep understanding of the DBE CAPS curriculum and its implementation is required.
Experience in technology enabled education or blended learning is preferred.
Experience in assessment at all levels of the relevant phases is required.
Strong desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic technology-driven work environment fostering creativity,
collaboration and an atmosphere that encourages and allows top performers to thrive.
Strong desire to be part of a collaborative, team spirited and fast growing Social Impact Disruptor. Ability, desire
and passion to deliver high quality transformational education at affordable fees.
Grit: Persistence through challenges.
Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
Mission and Vision Alignment : Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent
education at an affordable cost.
SelfReflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.