Head Teacher Teaching and Learning - Peel High School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900097879

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 Peel High School
Principal Network Peel
Staffing Area Tamworth
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Rod Jones
Contact Phone number 67657088

Closing Date


Job Category

 TCH Other


 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Peel High School, located in Tamworth (enrolment 811 students, including 38% Aboriginal Students, FOEI 146) is supported by significant Resource Allocation Funding (RAM). The school is on the NSW Selective School System and has a Selective Stream in each year of the junior school. The school is recognised for its success with its partnerships and transition programs. Peel High School also has strong links with UNE as we partner with them as a Professional Experience Hub for Pre-Service Teachers.

Peel High School has a strong focus on professional development of all staff. Student outcomes show a commitment to improving learning outcomes for all students, resulting in significant and measurable growth within a positive learning environment. The school has a strong emphasis on innovative teaching and learning, winning the Secretary’s Award for ‘Most Outstanding School Initiative” for our Schools of the Future program in 2019. The NAPLAN results in numeracy have shown a strong value added growth from Yr.7 to 9, especially with Aboriginal students. Community partnerships are integral to the growth and success of the school.

Further information is available on the school website

http://www.peel-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/ and Facebook page.

Specific Selection Criteria 
Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, 
  1. Proven ability to utilise data to identify areas for targeted support and implement programs to effectively engage our Low Socio-economic, Aboriginal and selective students as 21st Century learners to meet our targets and Premiers Priorities.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to lead and support effective collaborative teams to improve pedagogy to deliver effective teaching in literacy and/or numeracy. 
  3. Demonstrated successful experience in supporting colleagues to further develop their teaching practices through targeted professional learning and accreditation and maintenance of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
  4. Strong self-initiative, high level organisational skills and a strong sense of professional responsibility to engage deeply in innovative pedagogy to lead improvement in teaching, learning and leading.
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.

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 are 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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