Deputy Principal Secondary, Maclean High School

$160,523 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Maclean High School, Woombah Street, Maclean NSW, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service

Job Category: Schools | TCH Other

Job Location: Regional NSW

Job Reference Number: 00008CAY

Number of Positions: 1

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $160,523.00. This position attracts a base salary of $144,822.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.

Contact: 0266452244 - Greg Court

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

Principal Network: Clarence Valley

Staffing Area: Clarence/Coffs Harbour

School Name: Maclean High School

FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Maclean High School is a comprehensive co-educational secondary school located on the South Arm of the Clarence River and serves the educational needs of the lower Clarence area. The school is situated on the land of the Yaegl people. It has a current enrolment of 809 students, approximately 13% of whom identify as Aboriginal and come from a variety of nations. The school works with 12 partner primary schools ranging from larger urban to smaller rural-based schools and is actively working to forge closer links across the educational and broader community for the benefit of its students.

Maclean High School follows the Positive Behaviour for Learning program and is characterised by its inclusive culture, a focus on each student as an individual, academic success, a broad senior curriculum and a strong emphasis on wellbeing and support. The school's five support classes cater for the needs of a diverse range of students with identified special needs. A fully operational Trade Training Centre supports the diverse senior pathways including a variety of Vocational Education and Training courses.

There is an involved and committed Parents and Citizens’ Association, strong ties to the local Aboriginal community and members of the local community. The school aims to promote a focus on improving pedagogy along with improving practice in literacy and numeracy. For more information on our school, please visit:

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively with the senior executive team to drive school priorities and foster a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement. Demonstrated highly visible leadership style with exemplary interpersonal skills, proven ability to form partnerships with the whole school community, other schools and external agencies to develop enhanced well-being and learning outcomes for students. Demonstrated success and experience in driving professional learning and developing teacher capacity and leadership to build innovative, challenging and engaging curriculum to maximise student learning outcomes.

Outstanding communication, prioritisation, management and organisational skills and ability to effectively lead the complex day to day operations of the school and maintain and enhance the school’s positive culture amongst staff, students and parents.

General Selection Criteria

  • Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  • Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  • Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Jul, 2021