First listed on: 17 September 2021

Head of Learning and Development


About Us

Somerville House, a day and boarding school for girls established in 1899 provides exceptional education for students from Pre-Prep through to Year 12. Somerville House students have the opportunity to participate in an extensive academic, sporting and cultural program, while receiving high standards in personal care and individual attention within the School community.

Somerville House is a School of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA). The PMSA is a mission of the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches.

Somerville House provides students with contemporary learning opportunities which recognise the importance of academic rigour in combination with positive personal development and wellbeing. The School’s rich and varied cultural, community, music and sporting pursuits reflect our proud history of developing confident and highly capable individuals of the future.

The Role

The Head of Learning Development will have a particular responsibility for the co-ordination, oversight and monitoring of extension programs, students with learning disabilities and learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy from P – 12. A key role will be the oversight of the embedding of literacy skills across the curriculum of Senior School.

This role is an important middle management position appointed initially for a 5-year fixed-term. The Head of Learning Development is expected to develop and maintain excellent professional relationships with all stakeholders; staff and parents whilst exemplifying outstanding professionalism.

About You

We are looking for a person who is an experienced educator with demonstrated knowledge, interest and skills in contemporary curriculum issues especially in relation to girls’ education and literacy development. You will be highly experienced in supporting students with addition learning needs with a high commitment to quality teaching via assisting teachers to implement adjustments to programs.

If you believe you are a strong candidate for this position, apply today!

Essential Criteria

The Head of Learning and Development will have the appropriate academic qualifications and hold current Queensland College of Teachers Registration (or eligible for registration).

Applications close at 5.00pm, Sunday 26 September 2021.

Interviews will occur on Friday 1 October 2021.

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