Academic Development Coordinator- Foundation Phase - N/A10615
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Reporting to:

Head of Academics

Job Purpose:

To implement and support the execution of the Academic excellence strategy within the Schools division and to lead and co-ordinate the effective and impactful implementation of the academic programs across the ADvTECH schools. Responsible for assessing and subsequently addressing training and development needs of staff and monitoring and tracking the effectiveness of the programs implementation.


Key Performance Area:

Academic Strategy

Researches and analyses global trends in education as they relate to the Schools key strategic imperatives. (E.g. Global Competencies, IBL, Online assessments etc.)
Defines the offering in the ADvTECH context, by articulating the written, taught and assessed curricula across the ADvTECH schools.
Introduces key strategic imperatives and plans which have been agreed and implements them across the ADvTECH schools
Keeps oversight of the integration of digital technology into the Teaching & Learning programmes offered at the schools
Holds the schools accountable by making recommendations to the Brand Managers in terms of reporting the current status of the practice/offering to them.

Foundation Phase Programs

Develops policy for achieving the learning culture at Foundation Phase schools
Assists individuals or teams with development of Units of Inquiry.
Co-Ordinates year level outcomes to ensure both vertical and horizontal articulation. 
Ensures all requirements and procedures, set by ADvTECH, are adhered to by all relevant schools
Supports the preparation and process for Teacher Evaluation.
Leads, supports and monitors the activities of the Deputy Heads €“ Foundation Phase across schools.
Acts as the liaison between the Head of Academics and Deputy Heads- Foundation Phase and ensures all relevant communication is timeously disseminated to the Depty Heads €“ Foundation Phase.
Monitors and tracks the Academic Action Plans, per school, ensuring that reporting formats reflect the Primary school requirements.
Gathers both formal and informal feedback from staff and parents at information sessions and relays this to the relevant stakeholders.
Prepares reports for Board and MANCO on implementation, consolidating inputs received from schools
Liaises with the Brand Marketing Manager to arrange for the marketing and promotion of Foundation Phase Programs
Manages the resource budget for the Foundation Phase Academics.

Professional Development

Stays abreast of current global trends in education, e.g. by affiliation with relevant professional bodies.
Creates platforms/forums where global trends are shared and disseminated across the schools with the appropriate staff.
Arranges for own professional development needs.
Presents at leadership conferences , creating an awareness of current global thinking in the academic arena and promoting the ADvTech School brands.
Writes articles for internal and external publications.
Attends and presents at functions as required viz Award Ceremonies, School Productions, Parents evenings etc
Ensures relevant staff meet minimum requirements for professional development.
Co-ordinates the professional development plans of staff with respect to teaching and learning, in collaboration with the Schools leadership teams.

Training & Staff Development

Identifies development needs of Deputy Heads- Foundation Phase and teachers, sources and recommends solutions
Prepares, develops and delivers the training material that is being offered to the schools.
Supports the induction of staff new to Foundation Phase.
Keeps records of all workshops and school visits and uses this information to help identify future needs
Reviews, reflects and evaluates the effectiveness of the training offered.
Arranges regular teacher planning and collaboration meetings.
Provides input to Deputy Head- Senior Primary and teacher appraisals.

Knowledge Management

Ensures that schools have communicated an academic programme
Lead the process of developing and/or reviewing the schools implementation of the academic scope and sequence documents, according to ADvTECH requirements.





Minimum of 4 year teaching qualification, with emphasis on leadership relating to Curriculum Development.

Ideal: Post-graduate qualification in education.


Teaching experience Year(s) 3-5

Physical Job Requirements:

Skills Weighting Importance
(Please note that this should add up to 100%)

Planning & Organizing 20%
Teaching & Learning 20%
Communication, written and verbal 20%
Presentation Skills 20%
Critical Thinking 20%

Behavioural Attribute Weighting Importance
(Please note that this should add up to 100%)

Attention to detail 30%
Forward Thinking 30%
Research minded 40%

Other Special Requirements
Computer Skills including word and excel





Working Conditions: