Head Teacher English, Maclean High School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Maclean High School, Woombah Street, Maclean NSW, Australia
  • 19 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008MQO
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: 66452244 - Carla Taylor
Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Clarence Valley
Staffing area: Clarence/Coffs Harbour
School name: Maclean High School
FTE: 1.000


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 789 students, approximately 13% of whom identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 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: https://maclean-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach English (7-10) and relevant skills and/or experience in teaching English (11-12) and English extensions 1 and 2.

Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership in developing staff collaboration, innovation and managing English curriculum change for teachers with a diverse range of skills and experiences.

Demonstrated capacity to analyze internal and external data to inform, design and lead initiatives in accordance with the school's strategic directions to improve the learning and literacy outcomes of all students.

Demonstrated capacity to engage with the whole school and it's community by using an evidence based, best practice approach to improving learning and wellbeing outcomes for all 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


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.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

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 are 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

01 Dec, 2021