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Deputy Principal Secondary - Maitland High School

Teaching Service - Newcastle, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Located in the Lower Hunter region, Maitland High School is a comprehensive secondary school with a Specialist Support Unit which has six classes. The student population of 1088 has been steadily increasing over the last four years. While 6% of our students identify as having a non-English speaking background, only 2% require some level of EAL/D (English an additional language or dialect) support. 17% of students identify as having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background. Students at Maitland High School participate in a wide range of learning experiences by accessing a broad curriculum designed to meet the diverse learning needs of all students. 

To achieve academic excellence, we use explicit teaching strategies to build strong foundations in literacy, numeracy and a broad content knowledge to prepare students for a variety of post-school endeavours. This will enable students to engage in society as responsible, confident, independent citizens.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

1. Visible leadership, working collaboratively as part of an effective executive team to drive change in line with the school strategic improvement plan and DOE system priorities and policies.

2. Outstanding communication, interpersonal, management and organisational skills with a proven ability to effectively manage complex situations and competing priorities to support students, staff and families.

3. Proven successful experience in instructional leadership that has improved learning outcomes for students in literacy.

4. Demonstrated capacity to work with Aboriginal students, parents and community and implement structured Aboriginal programs to meet the needs of all students.

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 arequirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSWDepartment of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as youapply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

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 can be accessed here: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html

Newcastle, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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