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Head Teacher Special Education - Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College Tumbi Umbi Campus

NSW Department of EducationNewcastle


 Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley   

Advertisement Number A900097742

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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 Tumbi Umbi Campus
Principal Network Tuggerah Lakes
Staffing Area Central Coast
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Kenndell Smith
Contact Phone number 43856802

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus has an enrolment of 1174 students, with 3 support units and 157 students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. It is a dynamic and inclusive middle years campus of Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College and works constructively with nine partner schools delivering quality education to its local community from Preschool to Year 12 and beyond. Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Tumbi Umbi Campus provides innovative and inclusive programs that engage learners in age and stage appropriate experiences, designed to extend their aspirations. Staff are committed to providing an innovative curriculum and extra curricula activities within a safe, supportive setting. The campus’ wellbeing focus is based on clear, consistent boundaries, high expectations and personal recognition for students and staff. Its three key actions are focused on relationships, routines and rituals that build and strengthen connections. The school has strong links with the local Kuriwa AECG.

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 experience teaching students with complex needs with demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching practice providing quality differentiated programs.

Explicit evidence of commitment to transition processes observant of policies, procedures and practices that have led to meaningful outcomes for students and their families.

Proven ability to be a visible, accessible leader who possesses exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to foster successful partnerships with key stakeholders including all staff, families, external agencies and community members.

Demonstrated capacity to work as a productive member of the executive team to initiate, lead and implement a whole school vision with an emphasis on educational inclusivity through the creation of a safe and nurturing environment that ensures every child is known, valued and cared for.

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.
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