Purpose of Role:

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.

Leadership support

  • 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.

Teacher support

  • 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
    and assessment.
  • 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
    scholar achievement.
  • 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.
  • Leadership.
  • Collaboration.
  • Communication.


  • 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.
  • Values: Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness

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SPARK schools is an equal opportunities employer and preference will be given to candidates from designated groups with due consideration of the company’s Employment Equity goals and targets.

SPARK schools encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

SPARK Schools may expire the posting of this advertisement at their own discretion.

Closing Date
Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
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