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Teacher English As A Second Language - Blacktown Boys High School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Blacktown Boys High School continues to be recognised as the school of choice for boys in Western Sydney. A positive learning environment with a culture of continual improvement and collegiality drives the best possible learning outcomes for all students. Teachers are seen as lifelong learners who provide high quality teaching and learning, leading to high student growth levels in a safe, challenging environment. As well as embedding essential skills, innovative approaches to the delivery of curriculum are at the forefront of planning, leading to the development of problem solving skills which prepare students for the challenges of the future. Students are engaged, independent and reflective learners who take pride in themselves and their community as they journey from boys to men.

737 students are enrolled across six years of schooling at Blacktown Boys in 2021. The school is situated close to both road and rail transport hubs. BBHS draws on students from the local area and also permits enrolments from further afield, for those seeking a boys-only environment. Blacktown Boys High School has been a Partially Selective high School since 2010, providing for the learning needs of a Gifted and Talented stream, as well as mainstream students and a learning support class. An Inclusive Education Support unit will begin operation in 2021. The school caters for a culturally diverse student population, with high expectations for all. This is demonstrated through inclusive teaching and learning practices for every student. BBHS emphasises a holistic approach through the development of the whole student, with academic, sporting and cultural opportunities, as well as quality extracurricular activities. BBHS enjoys positive working relationships with all major Sydney based universities, and key local and CBD based businesses which provide academic, social and vocational mentoring. Identification of best practice and sharing of skills is fostered through membership of the Nirimba Learning Community.

Selection Criteria

Approval to teach English as a second language or currently enrolled and/or completing an approved post graduate qualification for teaching English as a second language (secondary) as recognised by the NSW Department of Education.

Evidence of differentiated programming, monitoring, assessing and reporting on EAL/D students' English learning progress with reference to the ESL scales, the ESL Reporting Scale and the EAL/D Learning Progressions.

Demonstrated ability to assist in maintaining accurate and completed EAL/D student data in ERN for the purposes of the annual survey collection.

Highly developed and effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and build positive relations with students, staff, families and the wider community.


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

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

If applicable engagement will be temporary until successful completion of the approved post graduate qualification for teaching English as a second language (K-6 or secondary) as recognised by the NSW Department of Education, which must be completed within 12 months.