Curriculum Lead - Kaihautū Marautanga - Primary and Early Learning Sector at NZ Ministry of Education, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Primary and Early Learning Sector
- Permanent or secondment opportunity
- Regionally Led, Otago/Southland
- Exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the wellbeing of children and young people
- Work closely with teachers, kaiako, educational leaders, regional and national colleagues
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally, and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga, learners and whānau.
We help shape the policies, settings, and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling, and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by
- taking practical action to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- giving priority to regional and local voice
- delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
- improving feedback loops and information flows
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive, every day, to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person, and adult student in our education system.
Curriculum Lead Service
The Curriculum Lead service is a frontline support that works closely with teachers and kaiako to assist with the designing of engaging and responsive curriculum learning that ensures national learning priorities are experienced by every ākonga or learner enabling them to see their cultures, languages, and identities reflected in their learning.
The existing Curriculum Lead service was established through the Wellbeing 2020 budget to ensure every ākonga or learner experiences well designed curriculum which fosters their wellbeing. The Curriculum Lead service is being extended to strengthen the existing service, to aid education sector leaders, kaiako and teachers to implement the changes associated with the curriculum refresh and the connection between wellbeing, te reo matatini me te pāngarau, literacy & communication and maths learning outcomes. These positions will support the implementation of the Literacy & Communication and Maths strategy and Hei Raukura Mō te Mokopuna.
To learn more about our Curriculum Leads, the background of the service, and more, click here
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
This position has a Primary and Early Learning focus.
This is an opportunity to work closely with teachers and kaiako to assist with the design of engaging and responsive curriculum learning that ensures national learning priorities are experienced by every ākonga or learner. You will be part of a regional team within Te Mahau, and working closely with your sector to support:
Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi by
- building partnerships with teachers and kaiako to practically support the design of engaging and responsive local curriculum learning that embraces and reflects the diverse cultures, identities, languages of ākonga, learners and their whānau through the national learning priorities, and their contribution to fostering wellbeing.
Giving priority to regional and local voice by
- growing collaborative networks within communities, and actively sharing and discussing the use of Primary and Early Learning Curriculum resources, supports and services alongside sharing examples of good, local practice. You will be regionally based, introducing curriculum initiatives to colleagues in regional teams and supporting settings to work with whānau, hapū and iwi to implement these.
Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support by
- consolidating frontline, regional, and national networks to strengthen the design and implementation of curriculum resources, supports and services. This is underpinned by an in-depth understanding of the National Curriculum and the connection between wellbeing, te reo matatini me te pāngarau, literacy & communication and maths learning outcomes.
Improving feedback loops and information flows by
- participating in developing and embedding feedback loops with and across the sector, regional teams, and the national team. This contributes to the design and implementation of curriculum resources, supports and services to ensure they are Te Tiriti honouring, inclusive, clear, and easy to use. This strengthens connection across the work in Te Mahau and provides a coherent picture for the education sector.
The salary band midpoint for this role is $102,866 depending on skills and experience.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful in this role you will need:
- strong, proven curriculum design expertise and a deep working knowledge and practical experience in literacy & communication or maths teaching (early learning, primary or secondary) or te reo matatini or pāngarau teaching (kaupapa Māori or Māori medium) is essential. Please state your area of expertise in your application.
- proven credibility with the education sector and confidence in implementing literacy & communication or maths teaching (early learning, primary or secondary) or te reo matatini or pāngarau teaching (kaupapa Māori or Māori medium) is essential for this role.
- extensive knowledge and experience in Primary and Early Learning teaching and learning, assessment theory and practice, with an ability to support professional change in education settings.
- able to confidently use Māori bodies of knowledge and experience to inform and improve the design of curriculum, including the championing of Mana Ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori.
- familiarity with te ao Māori and understanding of Te Reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori is critical for Curriculum Leads working in kaupapa Māori and Māori medium.
- extensive knowledge and understanding of education contexts at a practical level.
- strong diplomacy, interpersonal and facilitation skills, with an ability to adapt to different interaction styles and contexts.
- skilled in leading and motivating others, able to challenge, facilitate, supervise, and coach, kaiako and teachers to build capability, and where necessary, for change.
- proven experience of supporting education settings to build and maintain educationally powerful, reciprocal and trusting relationships with Māori whānau, hapū and iwi, Pacific, and other communities.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Otago/Southland team and make a real difference to the wellbeing of children and young people.
As part of this role, you will be required to travel domestically with the possibility of overnight stays.
Please note our preference is for permanent appointments but we would consider a secondment arrangement for suitable candidates.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
As an organisation we need to reflect the diverse communities we serve; we are committed to building equity and excellence in the education sector.
We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
We are an equal opportunity employer and would consider flexible working. You can negotiate this with your manager. We'd love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter.
In your cover letter we'd like to know:
- about you, your values, your whakapapa.
- your interest and motivations for this role.
- the abilities, strengths, personal attributes, and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
For further information, please contact Ian Green and Veronica Harvey at CL.Recruitment@education.govt.nz.
Applications close Midnight 9 October 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||CL2 - FINAL Curriculum Leads Job Description 2022.pdf (PDF, 291KB)
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