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Roles & Responsibilities of Departmental Heads (Online Programme)

15 February 2021 - 26 March 2021 (Applications close 01 February 2021)
This course is for:
Roles & Responsibilities Heads of Department
About this Course


The target group for this course is permanently employed Departmental Heads (DHs) and the focus is on the roles and responsibilities of the DH as an inspirational leader. The course includes a job description and role-definition, including leading and managing a subject department. It also covers planning a multi-level subject programme, internal moderation, quality assurance, and performance management within a department.

Emphasis is on planning and effecting a teaching and learning environment aligned with the current curriculum and appropriate classroom management strategies within a COVID-19 context.

Modules covered:

Module 1: The Principal, Departmental Head (DH) and Deputy Principal (DP), and a values-driven school in a value-driven community.

Module 2: Schooling Legal Framework in a COVID-19 context. 

Module 3: Job description and role definition of the DH.  

Module 4: Portfolio Management – Managing the Curriculum in COVID -19 context.

Module 5: Managing staff in a COVID-19 context.

Module 6: School-based data Management.

The professional development programme is self-paced and will be presented through an online platform.

The Google Classroom online platform will be used to deliver the online programme.

It is a self-paced programme that will require at least 45 minutes per Session.

The content of the programme will be facilitated through PowerPoint presentations readings, self-reflection tasks and online interaction with fellow course participants. You will also be afforded the opportunity to interact with Facilitators (Mentors) during specified times.

SACE Professional Development Points: 20

Further detail will be provided with confirmation of participation.


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