Special Education Head Teacher - Glenwood High School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Glenwood NSW, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools Teaching - Secondary Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008KUA
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 96299577 - Steven Fenech
Closing date: 08/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Quakers Hill
Staffing area: Blacktown
School name: Glenwood High School
FTE: 1.000


Glenwood High School is a 7-12 comprehensive, coeducational high school with an enrolment of approximately 1400 students including 51% from a non-English speaking background.  Glenwood High School has a support unit of 30 students.  Established in 2005, the school is a public private partnership with excellent resources and facilities.  The school is driven by a strong tradition of excellence, achieved in an innovative, progressive and highly structured teaching and learning environment.  The school offers a broad curriculum catering for a diverse group of learners with a focus on quality teaching, student engagement, emerging technologies, Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) and innovative student welfare and leadership.  Glenwood High School is defined by high expectations of all students in all areas of their life including their conduct, achievements inside and outside the classroom as well as future aspirations.  Student leadership is a driving force and the wider student body has a clear voice through the SRC and their student leaders.  The school enjoys strong parental and community support and has positive links with partner primary schools.

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 Special Education and/or extensive experience in teaching students with Autism, moderate intellectual disability, and complex behaviours;
  • demonstrated understanding of relevant policy and legislation to lead the implementation of high-quality differentiated curriculum, Personalised Learning and Transition Plans to promote continuous growth for social, emotional, behavioural, and academic learning needs of all students with special needs, by engaging a variety of stakeholders;
  • proven ability to collaboratively lead and manage a diverse Learning Support Faculty and Learning Support Team, with a focus on a strategic and developmental approach to build the capacity of individuals and teams to effectively support learning and wellbeing of all students;
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to an executive team and operate at a whole school level to effectively implement the vision for the school as articulated in the strategic improvement plan.
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 finalising 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 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


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Job Closing Date

08 Dec, 2021