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Head Teacher Technological And Applied Studies - Normanhurst Boys High School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Normanhurst Boys High school with an enrolment 740 students is an academically selective, high school with approximately 85% of students from a language background other than English. The school has an exceptional wellbeing program, with a commitment to excellence in boys' education to cater for the needs of high potential and gifted students. Focus is on maximising student learning outcomes within a holistic educational environment that incorporates a diverse range of extracurricular activities. The school also provides various opportunities to help students develop their leadership capacity. There is a particularly strong emphasis upon instilling awareness about importance of social justice and developing the values and attitudes that will enable them to make an outstanding contribution to the society. The school values its partnership with the community and also has an autism support unit.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, 

1.Approval to teach Engineering Studies/Industrial Technology -Engineering, Information and Software Technology and Technology Mandatory (7-8). Willing to teach Food Technology and Software Design and Development.

2. Expert curriculum knowledge with the ability to lead and manage emerging technologies into high quality faculty programmes to make content current and relevant for improved student outcomes.

3. Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the capacity to develop a culture of high expectations.

4. Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as a member of the executive team as an instructional leader, to lead whole school strategic directions and initiatives.

5. Demonstrated understanding of strategies to cater for the needs of high potential and gifted students in years 7-12.

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.

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 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