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Head of Chartwell campus (Senior Prep & Junior High phases)

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Head of Chartwell campus (Senior Prep & Junior High phases)

 Role Description

Lead our vibrant senior preparatory and junior high learning community in Chartwell and help to shape and grow our Senior Prep & Junior High campuses.
Same old education? No thank you. We want more, and so we do things differently at Broadacres Academy. Our vision is to develop learning communities that equip our students, teachers and parents to thrive. A community centred around learning, naturally.

Individuals that thrive build and maintain meaningful relationships with others. They are deeply connected to nature and to themselves. They make a meaningful contribution to the world, reach their full potential, and have good habits that lead to a balanced and resilient life.

We are looking for a Head to lead our Broadacres Academy Senior Prep and Junior High at our Chartwell campus (Gr. 4 9).

Sounds like an opportunity you wish to pursue? If so, read on to find out more.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Introduction

Broadacres Academy (Pre, Prep & High) is part of Skye Education’s family of independent schools across
Broadacres (Pre –& Foundation phase), Chartwell (Senior Prep & High), Honeydew, and other new prospects in
Gauteng and beyond. You can think of it as Broadacres Academy, a Skye Education school.

Our Broadacres Academy schools are located across two campuses, one in Syringa Avenue, Broadacres (Preschool & Foundation phase) and a second in neighboring Chartwell (Senior Prep & High School). At present we have more than 800 learners across our Pre –, Prep School and High Schools, which we expect to grow to more than 1,600 learners in the next couple of years.

Our mission at Skye and Broadacres Academy is to provide our students with an education to thrive, built upon our philosophy of learning, naturally . This is our “True North” and guides everything that we do. This vision extends beyond our learners and includes our teachers, parents and community.

Skye is a partner of choice for existing independent schools that share their DNA and that seek to expand their schools. Where Skye partners they add value across several areas that include capital, design & development, talent, and CORE Support services that are intended to help our leaders to focus on our learning community instead of all the administrative hassles associated with a typical school. Less hassle for you, more learning for our students.

We seek an ambitious and dynamic Head for our Chartwell campus (Senior Prep & Junior High) to help shape and reach our vision for our Broadacres Academy learning community . Let’s explore how a successful candidate will contribute to our vision:

In the short term, our Head of our Chartwell campus will be responsible for leading the Senior Prep and Junior High schools and building a community where students thrive.

In the medium term, the successful candidate may over time help us to spread to many more learning communities, helping us to provide an education to thrive to as many learners as possible.

Job title:

Head of Chartwell campus (Senior Prep & Junior High phases)

Objective:

Execute the board’s strategy and to build a learning community where our learners, teachers, parents and shareholders all thrive, centred around our philosophy of learning, naturally.

Accountable to:

Executive Head of Broadacres Schools (Pre, Prep & High)

Key result areas:

The successful candidate will help lead the school to its True North. He or she can expect to spend most of their time on the development of the learning community.

Below we illustrate key results areas:

STRATEGY & EXECUTION

  • Provide input in the formulation of the school’s strategy;
  • Provide clarity to the organisation on the school’s objectives;
  • Provide clarity and support to the rest of the preparatory school on how to execute our strategy;

OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY:

  • Our Teachers (“PLC”):
    • Hire and retain talented teachers;
    • Ensure our teachers are developed and equipped to support our learners;
    • Direct involvement in the evaluation of teaching in the classroom;
    • Equip teachers to implement evidence based teaching and learning strategies
    • Create a supportive environment and minimise non educational demands on teachers;
  • Our Learners:
    • Owns our instructional leadership, entrenching the ‘Broadacres way’ of learning, naturally
    • Actively champions the wholesome development of our learners;
    • Make sure our learners are safe;
    • Ensure priority education goals are resourced;
  • Our Parents:
    • Maintain personal relationships with our parents;
  • Our Community:
    • Help build a strong reputation for the school;

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT:

  • Provide input on the design and development of any expansions of our learning community.

CORE SUPPORT:

  • Ensure that the school has effective internal systems, processes, policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate with our CORE Support team (as the case may be);

RESOURCE+:

  • Develop, together with the Executive Head, an annual operating budget and financial targets for the school;
  • Takes full responsibility for delivery of budgets;

Remuneration:

  • Market related and dependent on the strength of the candidate (e.g., experience, qualifications, etc.).

Location:

  • Chartwell, Johannesburg

Personality Characteristics:

Our ideal candidate will model these behaviors:

  • Is supportive;
  • Operates with a strong results orientation;
  • Seeks multiple perspectives;
  • Solves problems effectively;

Qualifications & Experience:

Our ideal candidate will have these attributes:

  • Recognised degree and/or relevant teaching qualification;
  • Masters’ degree or higher advantageous;
  • Excellent reputation and track record;
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar management role;
  • Demonstrated success in implementing research based internationally minded educational best practice;
  • Experience in implementing IEB advantageous;
  • Registered at SACE.

Post start date:  1 September 2022 or earlier (negotiable)
Application closing date:  15 July 2022

HOW TO APPLY

As the first step in your application journey, please fill out the form at this link: link (application form)

This form will ask you to respond to several questions, including your qualifications, experience and opinion on matters related to education. Should we feel you are a potential fit for the role of Campus Head, we will invite
you to contribute your full CV and will follow up with an interview for shortlisted candidates. We regret that we cannot respond to unsuccessful applicants.

For more information, please reach out to apply@thriveed.com

Closing Date
15/07/2022
Broadacres Academy, Gauteng, South Africa
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