Head Teacher English - Parkes High School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900100445

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 Parkes High School
Principal Network Mitchell
Staffing Area Orange
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Sandra Carter
Contact Phone number 02 6862 1844

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Parkes High School (enrolment 560 students, including 20% Aboriginal students) is proudly a NSW Department of Education comprehensive secondary school that provides education to an expanding rural community in the central west of NSW. The school attracts equity funding and is focusing on quality teaching, differentiation, literacy and numeracy. Parkes High School has developed a dedicated STEM teaching space and partnerships with universities. Parkes High School is a Stronger Smarter and a Positive Behaviour for Learning school and is part of the Henry Parkes Learning Community. The school operates within a highly inclusive model of support for students with disabilities and has six Special Education classes and a Tutorial Centre. Parkes High School has a proud history of outstanding academic, sporting, cultural and performing arts achievements. Parkes High School also offers a range of Vocational Education and Training courses delivered across the school.

Specific 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. Capacity to lead colleagues to plan, implement and review curriculum and evaluate effectiveness of teaching and learning programs resulting in improved learning outcomes. Demonstrated ability to work as a dynamic member of the school executive leadership team to lead initiatives that address whole school strategic directions and system negotiated targets. Demonstrated capacity to lead the implementation of differentiated teaching and learning activities to support all students with a diverse range of learning needs.

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 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

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