Head Teacher Secondary Studies - Burwood Girls High School

NSW Department of EducationSydney


 Sydney Region   

Advertisement Number A900097774

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 Burwood Girls High School
Principal Network Strathfield
Staffing Area Port Jackson
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Katherine Lye
Contact Phone number 97473355

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Burwood GHS is diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture and socio-economic mix. It is a large comprehensive school with an enrolment of 1150 (70% from a language background other than English). The school community has high expectations for all students and the school consistently achieves high results academically as well as in sports, creative and performing arts. Burwood GHS aims to develop independent women by providing extensive curriculum choice as well as co-curricular activities to extend opportunities for all. The school executive work collegially towards high expectations for student learning, wellbeing and achievement ensuring the continuation of a positive school culture.

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

1. Highly visible leadership to enhance student learning with an emphasis on school improvement.
2. Capacity to initiate, manage resources and lead innovation for a diverse range of learners.

3. Ability to effectively use data to identify areas for targeted support to improve teaching and learning programs and support staff, students and parents.

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 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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