Deputy Principal Inclusion & Support, Warrawong High School

$147,776 - $164,536 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Warrawong High School, Flagstaff Rd, Warrawong NSW, Australia
  • 13 May, 2022
Full time - Permanent Principal Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Illawarra & South Coast

Job reference number: 00008WGF
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $164,536.00. This position attracts a base salary of $147,776.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 42740707 - Tina Darley
Closing date: 25/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Lake Illawarra North
Staffing area: Wollongong
School name: Warrawong High School
FTE: 1.000


Warrawong High School is a diverse and dynamic school community that reflects the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia. We are part of the Lake Illawarra North network, which forms a collaborative Warrawong Community of Schools.

The total student population of Warrawong High School is 545, which include 46% of students with a language background other than English, 11% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and families from 25 different nationalities.

Our focus is that every student, teacher, and school leader improve every year. To achieve this, we embrace high expectations in all domains of school life.

To enhance student growth and attainment we analyse and reflect upon student performance data and achievement to differentiate and to provide effective feedback that enhances the quality of learning.

We proudly house the region's Intensive English Centre, supporting new arrival, refugee, and international students as they enter our country.

We also feature a large and dynamic Special Education Unit of eight (8) classes, which supports students across the Illawarra with a diverse range of abilities.

The Deputy Principal Inclusion and Support is a strategic, non-teaching, leadership role dedicated to inclusion, with a focus on leading improvement in the learning, wellbeing, and independence of students with disabilities.

The Deputy Principal Inclusion and Support shares the broader educational imperatives of the Deputy Principal position but with the explicit focus of driving a school wide culture of inclusion, including high expectations and improved outcomes for students with disability.

The roles are located in mainstream secondary schools with seven or more support classes and are aligned to the Department's Deputy Principal role statement, emphasising: Leading Teaching & Learning, Developing Self & Others, Leading Improvement, Innovation & Change, Leading the Management of the School, Engaging & Working with the Community.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the general selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a school-wide culture that values and promotes inclusion and equity and applying the principles of the inclusion statement for students with disability.
  • Demonstrated expertise and proven successful experience in supporting students with disability, which may include relevant tertiary qualifications in inclusion or special education.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop staff capacity to promote learning and wellbeing growth for students with disability through evidence-informed practices and fostering a culture of support for all students,
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with students, their families, staff and allied health professionals to collaborate on reasonable adjustments, including implement, monitor and adjust, to maximise learning and wellbeing outcomes for students with disability.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of available and appropriate options for transition to the setting that is best for individual student growth in all areas of learning and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to improve outcomes for students with disability and inform the Strategic Improvement Plan to develop, monitor and evaluate measures for students with disability.

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 meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements 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

Special Notes

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


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

25 May, 2022