Head Teacher Science - Willyama High School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900098216

Number of Positions

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.
School Name Willyama High School
Principal Network Far West
Staffing Area Broken Hill
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Grant Shepherd
Contact Phone number 0880881055

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Willyama High School (enrolment 521 students, including 108 Aboriginal students) is a comprehensive high school located in Broken Hill in Far West NSW. Our school has established positive relationships and strong connections with our local community with a focus on quality teaching and learning practices that inspire our students to excel through academic, sporting, extra-curricular and cultural endeavours. There is a strong focus on using technology in the classroom and improving literacy and numeracy throughout our school. Our school’s core values of respect, responsibility and cooperation are explicitly taught and regularly reinforced.   
Please visit our website for more information https://willyama-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/

Specific Selection Criteria 

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

Demonstrated ability to lead and support a Science faculty of diverse staff at various stages in their professional development to foster quality teaching practices and innovation in Science

Demonstrated capacity to be a highly effective and collaborative member of the school executive team by initiating and leading programs that address whole school strategic directions, including the use of technology and digital classrooms. 

Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students from low-socioeconomic communities.

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.


The successful applicant may be eligible to receive a one-off recruitment payment of $15,000. Conditions apply.


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

Special Notes 

Willyama High School is a 6 point school and as such attracts additional incentives. Some of which may include:

Relocation subsidy for first employment or re-employment teachers https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/salary-and-benefits/subsidies-allowances-and-bonuses

Remote school retention benefit. Teachers with 12 months or more continuous service may be eligible for an annual $5,000 retention benefit payment for up to 10 years https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/salary-and-benefits/subsidies-allowances-and-bonuses

Teacher housing rental subsidy of 70%.

Eligible for incentive transfer after three years service.        

For a full list of benefits please refer to: https://teach.nsw.edu.au/find-teaching-jobs/choose-rural/benefits-and-incentives

For information on living in Broken Hill, please go tohttp://www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au/?or http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/outback-nsw/broken-hill-area?which will provide applicants with additional information on the town/area/council in which the school is located.

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