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Head Teacher English - Wade High School


Date 2016-10-22 04:10:01 Location : Oceania


Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category:
Schools | TCH Other
Job Location:
Regional NSW
Job Reference Number: 00004S5A
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $121,778.00. This position attracts a base salary of $109,867.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 02 6962 4022 - Kim Dixon
Closing Date: 26/10/2016 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Griffith
Staffing Area: Griffith
School Name: Wade High School
FTE: 1.000
Position Information
Wade High School (enrolment 780 students, including 9% Aboriginal students) is a culturally diverse school serving a growing, multicultural community in Griffith. The school has a strong student welfare focus, based around Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) and includes gifted and talented, acceleration, learning and support and cultural programs. Wade High School caters for students with a range of special educational needs and disabilities, served by a behaviour class and two multicategorical classes, and a strong Learning Support faculty. Students participate with distinction in a wide variety of sporting, creative and performing arts pursuits. Quality teaching and learning form the basis for excellent educational programs and the school has a tradition of strong Higher School Certificate (HSC) performance, with greater than 60% of HSC students gaining entrance to university. Wade High School enjoys strong ties with its partner school for the transition and Middle School programs, as well as the Rural and Remote Grant for PBL (Project Based Learning). The school has adopted innovative approaches to curriculum development and delivery, supported by flexible structures and responses with a focus on technology, valuing collaborative and consultative decision making.?
Selection Criteria
Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position.
In addition to the general selection criteria, applicants must have demonstrated, successful, English teaching experience.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a faculty in implementing Quality Teaching Practice via differentiation and innovation to cater for the needs of all students: including acceleration, GATS, ESL, ATSI, special needs and those from different backgrounds, to ensure quality learning outcomes for all students.
Demonstrated capacity to work closely with executive and colleagues as a means of contributing to whole school strategic directions and whole school initiatives and programs.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that promote positive and respectful relationships with students, parents, community and staff alike.
General Selection Criteria
1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies

Special Note
The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located at https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/employment/recruit/head_teach/Eligibility2004.doc