Connected Communities is a strategy to drive improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people.
The strategy positions schools as community hubs that broaden the influence of the community and school leadership in the delivery of key services that support children and young people from birth through school into further training, study and employment.
The Executive Principal will work in partnership with the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the local community to achieve the key accountabilities of the role.
Further information about the Connected Communities Strategy is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/aec/connected-communities
This appointment is for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.
Walgett Community College-High School is located approximately 280km north of Dubbo. Walgett has a population of approximately 2300 and is situated in a remote, rural context. Student enrolment Year 7- 12 is 138 students, including approximately 97% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The school is part of the Connected Communities strategy and is committed to providing a broad, high quality education for all students through a diverse, relevant curriculum with a focus on student and community engagement. The school is well resourced including two trade training centres. There is a strong focus on improving literacy and numeracy outcomes. Active partnerships are established between the school and the community.
The school website is https://walgett-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/
In addition to the general selection criteria:
General Selection Criteria
An unconditional full approval to teach in NSW public schools, including accreditation with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is a mandatory requirement for this role. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the online application process at the same time as you apply for this opportunity. More information on the approval to teach process is available at https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/becomeateacher/approval-to-teach.
If you are a NSW Department of Education employee and have not held a substantive principal position in a NSW public school at any time in the past five (5) years, you are required to have completed the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential to be eligible for appointment, and you will need to attach a copy of your provisional credential certificate or final credential certificate as part of the application process. More information about the Credential is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/school-leadership-institute/leadership-resources/nsw-public-school-leadership-and-management-credential
Applicants who are not currently NSW Department of Education employees will be required to undertake and complete the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential in order to be eligible for appointment. The completion of the credential can occur concurrently with the recruitment process.
Applicants are to include details of their NSW WWCC clearance number as part of this application.
Applicants are required to address all of the general and specific selection criteria in their application.
New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and Principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria
Applications for this position should not exceed eight (8) A4 pages. Applications must be uploaded in pdf format.
An Executive Principal appointed to an incentive school will also receive the incentives that 8, 6 or 4 point incentive schools attract and the locality allowances relevant to the school. Walgett Community College is an 8 point incentive school where the 90% rental subsidy and additional Rural and Remote incentives apply.
The department is progressively introducing a great range of new benefits and incentives for teachers and executives in rural and remote NSW public schools. Information about the benefits and incentives are available at https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/find-teaching-jobs/choose-rural/benefits-and-incentives.