English Head Teacher - Taree High School

$124,038 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Taree NSW, Australia
  • 15 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job Location:

Regional NSW

Job Reference Number: 000086D6
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: 02 65521166 - Allison Alliston
Closing Date: 27/10/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Educational Leadership Team 1
Staffing Area: Taree
School Name: Taree High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Taree High School, a comprehensive inclusive co-educational high school, has an enrolment of 850 students from Years 7–12, including 18% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The school is part of the Connected Communities Strategy across NSW and provides tailored programs to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students and their families. The school has a tradition of achievement in academic, sporting and artistic pursuits and has a culture, which recognises and celebrates the successes of all of its students. Taree High School’s curriculum and welfare structures are designed to promote self–reliance and encourage students to take responsibility for their actions and their learning. Taree High School is well resourced with a number of specialist facilities including a Support Unit and liaises extensively with its Community of Schools, the business community, Taree TAFE and strong university partnerships. The school endeavours to provide students with a vast array of opportunities to become global citizens, innovative learners, with strong connections to their school and community.

Selection Criteria

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

  1. Proven capacity to lead and implement strategies to improve students writing skills across years 7-12.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to lead whole school literacy strategies.
  3. Capacity to lead a faculty team and build the capacity of the other teachers in the faculty to collaboratively plan, differentiate curriculum and effectively assess student progress 3.  
  4. Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with the Senior Executive team to analyse data, lead, implement and support whole school priorities and strategic directions.
  5. Demonstrated skills to build and strengthen respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students, families and the community to enhance student outcomes.

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


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located at https://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/head-teacher-eligibility-requirements-policy

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

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 were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. 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.html


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021