Curriculum Lead – Primary Schooling Focus

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1511129
  • Job Title: Curriculum Lead – Primary Schooling Focus
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Curriculum Lead – Primary Schooling Focus


  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Based in Canterbury


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

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, 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.

We are building new capability to provide national curriculum support through our regional network in Sector Enablement & Support to support schools, kura, early learning services and ngā kōhanga reo. We understand that to provide great curriculum support to ākonga working collaboratively together works best.


About this role

This is a new and unique opportunity to support teachers and kaiako to design and teach local curriculum and marau ā-kura that supports children and young people’s wellbeing. You will be part of a newly formed national team working closely with schools, kura, early learning services and kōhanga reo to:

  • Provide hands-on support to teachers and kaiako so they can deliver high-quality local curriculum and marau ā-kura with a focus on wellbeing.
  • Work alongside parents, families, whānau and iwi to design a curriculum that reflects the aspirations of all ākonga, their whanau, is aligned to the national curriculum and reflects local needs.
  • Work with curriculum resources, rauemi and guidelines (some examples include Ka Hikitia, Te Hurihanganui, Tapasā and Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori, the Wellbeing and Mental Health Education Guidelines, refreshed Relationship and Sexuality Education Guidelines and Hauora (curriculum) and Social and Emotional Learning resources).
  • Build collaborative networks within communities and actively share local practices.

This role will have a primary schooling focus.


About you

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in teaching and learning, leadership, curriculum and assessment theory and practice, and an ability to support professional change at a school, kura, early learning or ngā kōhanga reo level with a primary schooling focus
  • Experiential knowledge and competencies in supporting curriculum design that has evidenced improved outcomes for diverse communities.
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills, diplomacy and an ability to adapt to different interaction styles and contexts.
  • Proven experience of building and maintaining effective relationships with whānau, Māori and Pacific communities.
  • For those Curriculum Leads working in Māori Medium settings a strong knowledge of Te Reo is essential.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly formed national team and make a real difference to the wellbeing of children and young people.


Are you ready to make a difference?

For further information, please read the attached position description and visit


If this opportunity sounds like you, and you meet the requirements, please apply with a CV and cover letter.


We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.


If you have any questions, please email


Applications close Midnight – Friday 19 February 2021.