Head of department

Last Updated: 25th January 2020 (over 2 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level



Personal profile

I am a very ambitious and enthusiastic person who works well both on my own and as part of a team. I am reliable, honest, capable, confident and motivated to do my best. I have a strong desire to develop and sustain a career in teaching.

Skills and personal qualities
Student care -Serve and help students of diverse ages and backgrounds.
-Use varied teaching and learning strategies befitting learners’ diversity.
Communication -Work well with young people ages 12–18 to promote an interest in learning and help improve their self-confidence and academic achievement.
Numeracy -Help colleagues with figures on calculations on assessments.
-Assist young people with numeracy tasks.
Hard-working -Received certificate for good work experience, in recognition of my high standard of work (2015 & 2017).
Organisation -Manage well departmental assets.
-Work well under pressure in a busy school environment.
-Help team members to complete learning tasks and projects properly and on
Leadership -Successful Head of department for the school achieving good academic results.
-Lead career guidance & counselling at school offering key life skills.


University of South Africa
Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management

   Jan 1998
— Sep 2012

Studied on part-time basis as long distance learner.

University of Zimbabwe
Certificate in Education

   Jan 1986
— Nov 1989

Studied theory of education, Teaching practice and Science.


KI Twala Secondary School
Head of Department

   Apr 2011
— Current

Educator: preparation of lesson plans for teaching and practicals or projects; assessment.
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Head of Department (Life Orientation & IT): leading and supervising staff; managing assets.
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Finance Committee member: planning, coordinating and implementing financial goals in line with relevant legislation.

Mayflower Secondary School
Business Studies Educator

   Oct 2008
— Mar 2011

Educator: planning and teaching Business studies, life sciences, agricultural sciences and life orientation; assessment; motivational speaking.
School Governing Board (SGB) Educators’ Representative: planning, implementing, updating and reviewing educational policies in line with relevant legislation; Articulating issues of interest on behalf of the school educators which aim to achieve better educational goals.

AMADI College
Facilitator/Trainer/Lecturer/Business Consultant

   Jan 2006
— Oct 2008

training, facilitating, lecturing management and financial courses/modules; strategic planning and guiding businesses or clients on sound financial management and people management.

PG Building Supplies, a subsidiary of PGIZ
Human Resource Officer

   Aug 2005
— Nov 2005

Human Resource Officer: recruiting, selecting and rewarding; Labour relations, negotiating and conflict management; coordinating and maintaining sound safety, health and environmental policies (SHE). Budgeting and budgetary control.

Rakodzi Secondary School
Senior Teacher

   Jan 2003
— Jul 2005

Senior Teacher: planning and teaching Biology, Combined/Integrated science and General science; Coordinating and monitoring students during experiments; processing of samples in laboratory; data analysis and recording; motivational speaking.

Regional Coordinator of Biology “O” Level Marking: coordinating marking; supervising markers and moderating marked scripts.

Chemhanza High School -a Methodist Church Boarding School
Senior Teacher

   Jan 1990
— Jan 2003

Acting Deputy Headmaster: developing, coordinating and implementing curriculum; supervising heads of departments and reviewing procedures and subject policies; participating and attending board/management meetings; planning, monitoring and evaluating projects; interpreting and analyzing financial statements; updating and reviewing financial policies and procurement procedures; budgeting and budgetary control; liaising with stakeholders; authorizing transactions in the absence of the headmaster; coordinating local and national examinations.
Senior Master: planning, leading, coordinating and monitoring hostel management issues; implementing curriculum policies; conducting study sessions for students; inducting or orienting new students through induction course; coordinating school excursions/tours; planning, organizing, coordinating, conducting and reviewing leadership training to staff and student leaders; motivational speaking.

Head of Department: supervising and training staff; preparing, presenting and justifying departmental budget; chairing departmental meetings; compiling and presenting departmental reports; managing departmental assets.

Secretary of Finance committee: planning, organizing meetings in consultation with the chairperson; liaising with committee members to ensure compliance with agreed mandates/resolutions or rules; compiling and presenting minutes and reports.

Senior Teacher: planning and teaching Physical Sciences, Biology, Combined/Integrated science and General science; setting up, maintaining and sampling of field and indoor practicals/ pot trials; Coordinating and monitoring students during experiments; processing of samples in laboratory; data analysis and recording.

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