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Head Teacher Special Education - Blaxland High School

NSW Department of EducationSydney


 Sydney Region   

Advertisement Number A900104942

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 Blaxland High School
Principal Network Blue Mountains
Staffing Area Penrith
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Emma Le Marquand
Contact Phone number 02 4739 4655

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Blaxland High School is a comprehensive, co–educational school that services the educational needs of the community of the lower Blue Mountains from Lapstone to Warrimoo. Enrolment numbers in 2021 were 1015 including 43 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students (4%).

The Support unit has 4 Autism classes from students across the Blue Mountains. Our emphasis is to have high expectations and to improve engagement so all students can maximise their potential at school.

There is a major classroom emphasis on integrating literacy and numeracy, wellbeing and technology and delivering innovative curriculum, which engages students with work and the broader community.

There is a major classroom emphasis on integrating literacy and numeracy, wellbeing and technology and delivering innovative curriculum, which engages students with work and the broader community.

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 special education and/ or extensive experience teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, behaviour difficulties and complex learning needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilise student assessment data to develop, implement and evaluate differentiated and innovative individual learning and behaviour plans in line with evidence-based practice and current DOE curricula.
  • Exemplary interpersonal, communication and leadership skills to lead and inspire the Support faculty to build both the individual and collective capacity to maintain a high performing faculty.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external support services to provide a holistic educational approach that best suits the individual needs of every student, while creating a successful and positive learning experience.
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.


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty. Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

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.

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