Head Teacher English, Keira High School

$137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service

Job Category: Schools | TCH Other

Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast

Job Reference Number: 00008A6Y

Number of Positions: 1

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.

Contact: 0242294644 - Trystan Loades

Closing Date: 28/07/2021 - 04:00 PM

Principal Network: Wollongong

Staffing Area: Wollongong

School Name: Keira High School

FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Keira High School is a high performing, comprehensive, coeducational high school in North Wollongong proudly serving the local diverse, multicultural community. The learning community is enriched by a diverse student population of 866, significantly this includes 28 students of Aborigianl heritage, 141 EAL/D students and 4 Support classes with 44 students with special educational needs. The school enjoys strong partnerships with the Keira Community of Schools and promotes itself as the local high schopl of choice for families. At Keira students enjoy a holistic education that is relentlessltly focused upon academic excellence, creative and performing arts, sport, civics and citizenship and student voice.

Personalised learning supports all students and a network of engagementand support is explicitly facilitated across the curriculum. Our relationship with the Aboriginal community is vital and we respect the guidance we have been given in shaping our learning programs. A highly professional staff enthusiasctically engages with the Performance and Development Framework in targetting enhanced pedagogical practice. Graduates of Keira High School are lifelong learners who remain commited to an appreciation of our land and our first people, the celebration of Australia's diverse culture, the value of community and the importnace of personal integrity.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria,

  1. Approval to teach English 7-12 and demonstrated capacity to be an exceptional teacher of English including Extension 1 and 2.
  2. Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to be a highly effective and collaborative member of the school’s executive team, leading a cycle of continuous improvement through the delivery of the School Improvement Plan.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to develop strong partnerships across the school community in supporting the highest levels of student engagement in learning.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to use data informed and research-based practice to lead a diverse faculty team in meeting the needs of a diverse range of students, including EAL/D students.

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


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Jul, 2021