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TAS Leader of Learning - Secondary

McCarthy Catholic CollegeTamworth

TAS Leader of Learning - Secondary

McCarthy Catholic College, TamworthPosition description

Click here to apply. Applications close 1 November 2020.

Position level: NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools EA 2017

Base salary range (Full time): $63,712 - $112,163 per year (based on skills and experience)

Coordinator allowance: $16,382 per year

Reports to: Principal

Location: McCarthy Catholic College,, Tamworth

Employment type: Full-time (1.0 FTE)

Employment status: Permanent teaching role. 2-year Coordinator contract (renewal subject to successful performance review)

About McCarthy Catholic College

McCarthy Catholic College is a co-educational high school, from years 7 to 12 educating over 800 students. The College was formed in 2000 with the amalgamation of Our Lady of the Rosary College and McCarthy Catholic Senior High School and continues the traditions in Catholic education of the Dominican Sisters and Christian Brothers. McCarthy is a systemic College in the Diocese of Armidale with a vision to promote Christian discipleship, life-long learning and service to others.

The College is located in Tamworth, a regional city of over 62,000 people. Tamworth provides the best of both worlds - the ease of a country lifestyle and the convenience of city facilities. With a state of the art Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, regional conservatorium of music, entertainment and conference centre, sporting complex and the largest country music festival in the southern hemisphere just to name a few, it is easy to see why Tamworth was named the “perfect country town” by an Australian Traveller magazine.

For further information on the school, please visit .

Position Purpose

The Leader of Learning supports the Principal and the Leadership Team in the instructional leadership of the faculty, and is an active member of the middle leadership team. It is essential that the person in this role has the capacity to model quality learning and teaching, undertakes professional reading, and has an ability to translate theory into action. This role assumes professional capabilities consistent with ‘Highly Accomplished’ and/or ‘Lead’ Australian Professional Standards for Teachers descriptors developed by the Australian Institute of Teachers and School Leadership, although accreditation at this level is not a requirement.

Together with other leaders, the Leader of Learning works to ensure that the college is characterised by:

  1. Whole school and system approaches based on the Core Catholic Principles and Values that develop physical and mental health and fitness, prayer, social skills, emotional intelligence and resilience.
  2. A relentless focus on learning for all students.
  3. A collaborative culture and collective effort to support student and adult learning.
  4. A results orientation to improve practice and drive continuous improvement.

Selection criteria

Essential criteria

  • Appropriate teaching qualifications and current NESA registration.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching Stage 6 Industrial Technology Wood and Stage 6 Design and Technology.
  • Experience teaching other TAS Stage 6 courses will be highly regarded. Ability to lead and supervise a diversity of Stage 4 and 5 TAS courses will be highly regarded.
  • VET qualifications and experience will be highly regarded.
  • Capacity for authoritative, instructional leadership.
  • Capacity to lead colleagues to develop and regularly evaluate learning and teaching programs.
  • An informed understanding of the role of formative and summative assessment in providing feedback that advances student learning.
  • Capacity to lead colleagues to develop differentiated teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Capacity to lead and support colleagues to ensure the full participation of students with a disability in compliance with legislative and Diocesan policies.
  • Ability to effectively engage, communicate and mediate with students, families and staff.


For questions regarding the professional nature of this position, please contact the College on (02) 6761 0800 or email .

Before submitting your application, please ensure the following:

  • You have carefully read the position description and ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills, experience and qualifications.
  • Complete the relevant online application form by clicking here and attach a cover letter (optional) and CV that clearly outlines your qualifications and career history.

Preferred applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be subject to employment screening.

Supporting documents

McCarthy Catholic College


McCarthy Catholic College
Tribe StreetTamworthNew South WalesNSW 2340Australia
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