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Head Teacher Secondary Studies - Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Berkeley Vale Campus

NSW Department of EducationNewcastle


 Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley   

Advertisement Number A900098749

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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 Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Berkeley Vale Campus
Principal Network Tuggerah Lakes
Staffing Area Central Coast
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Mark Chapman
Contact Phone number Work:43881899 Mob:0403505971

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Berkeley Vale Campus, which is a junior campus and part of the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, has a student population of 828 with 12.7% being Aboriginal students and embraces the concepts of inclusivity, accessibility and diversity as well as providing high quality education. Our students are fully supported on their journey to becoming self–motivated learners, confident and creative individuals, fully equipped with the personal resources to maximise their potential and achieve future success and well-being. To provide a quality education for every child, we are committed to identifying the unique needs of every student and to planning a response to every students' needs. At Berkeley Vale Campus teachers can and will meet the needs of students through syllabus adjustments, pedagogical practice and success criteria to support every student to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do. Well-being and student learning support have been key drivers for strategic improvement at Berkeley Vale Campus and a number of learning support and behaviour programs have been established and are having a positive impact on well-being and achievement within the school. Our Positive Behaviour for Learning processes are embedded and we are committing to continuing a focus on consistency of practice.

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 initiate, lead and evaluate evidence-based, whole school professional learning on effective teaching strategies and future focused pedagogies
  • Actively contribute to the school planning and evaluation process, using data informed practice to drive improvements through the school's Strategic Directions and identified priorities including Aboriginal Education
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with capacity to work effectively as a member of the executive team to implement the strategic focuses of the school
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use data and evidence to inform whole school teaching and learning with a focus on literacy, numeracy and differentiation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver high quality professional learning that results in enhanced teaching practices and improved learning and engagement for students with diverse 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

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 17th June 2020.
The guidelines are located at:


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