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Head Teacher Human Society and its Environment - Willyama High School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900100942

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 0438250966

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Willyama High School (enrolment 537 students, including 120 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 evidence-based 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.  
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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 develop the capacity of a diverse staff at various stages in their professional development to foster evidence-based teaching practices including a focus on developing all students’ reading skills. 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 and appreciation of the diverse social, economic and cultural needs of students from rural 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.

Special Notes 

Willyama High School is a 6 point school and as such attracts additional incentives. Please refer to:

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