Deputy Principal - Nerang State High School

$131,445 - $138,016 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Gold Coast QLD, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

We are seeking a passionate and energetic school leader who is able drive continuous improvement in pedagogy and outcomes for students, with a proven record of accomplishment in working with the range of high achieving through to highly disengaged students. Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced educators with exceptional relationship skills who display the warmth, energy, integrity and passion to inspire our staff and engage with our school community. This opportunity would be best suited to a candidate with flexibility and independence, along with well-honed leadership, change management and communication skills.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 3 /Deputy Principal
Workplace Location Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/SER390834/21P
Closing date 27-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $131445 - $138016
Fortnightly salary $5038.30 - $5290.10
Job duration  
Contact person Scott Ison
Contact details (07) 5503 7888

About the School:
Founded in 1986, Nerang State High School is a co-educational, non-selective, public school for students from 12 to 17 years of age. The school is centrally located on the Gold Coast and has a current enrolment of over 1100 students and an enrolment management plan to ensure students living within the school's catchment area are able to enrol.

About the Role:
As the Deputy Principal of Senior Schooling, the successful applicant will have responsibility for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Working as a key member of the school leadership team to implement the whole school explicit improvement agenda, with a focus on building teacher capability and student engagement.
  • Leading the building and staffing of the school timetable, in consultation with other school leaders.
  • Leading the provision of ongoing professional development in the school, with a focus on Professional Learning Teams, pedagogy improvement and school in systemic initiatives.
  • Driving the planning and implementation of whole school initiatives to improve student literacy and numeracy outcomes.
  • Responsibility for academic reporting, Endorsement, Confirmation, external exams and QCE attainment.
  • Leading the school in systemic initiatives that provide increased Quality Assurance.
  • Engaging in systemic initiatives that provide rigorous monitoring of underperforming senior students and appropriate actions to improve performance or develop alternative educational pathways.
  • Leading and line-managing a designated group of Heads of Departments.
  • Leading the development and implementation of programs to support disengaged senior students and their caregivers.
  • Using high-level analytical skills to develop strategic actions and implement these through influencing, delegation and teams.
  • Leading the improvement of outcomes for students transitioning into post high school destinations.
  • Active participation in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Understanding and communicating the legislation and policies that impact on schooling.

The successful applicant must have a high level of experience and knowledge of the Queensland senior curriculum and associated assessment. The role also focuses on leading the school in systemic initiatives relating to whole school Literacy, Numeracy and Differentiation.

The ideal applicant will be a high calibre, outstanding educational leader with a contemporary leadership style focussed on collegial engagement, collaboration and innovation, in order to foster and drive continuous improvement across the school.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 3,500 word written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities 1-4 only providing 2 contexts per criteria to illustrate your suitability for each under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description (The descriptions should focus on your leadership attributes (Strategic planning; Shared vision and influencing; Teams and delegation; Outcomes focus)).

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021