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Deputy Principal Secondary Acip - Merrylands High School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Merrylands High School is a comprehensive High School in Sydney's South West with a growing population that currently sits at approximately 900 students. The school is proud to celebrate its cultural and linguistic diversity, with 86% of students having a non-English speaking background shared across a total of 56 unique languages. The school has six support classes which includes three Multi-Categorical and three Autism classes. 

Our school also strategically involves parents in their child's learning. By sharing responsibility for student learning, the school has created an environment where students feel motivated to learn and reach their full potential. 

The school's strategic directions for 2021-2024 Strategic Improvement Plan are :

Strategic Direction 1: Student Growth and Attainment

Strategic Direction 2: Collaborative Practice

Strategic Direction 3: Effective Feedback

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

1.Demonstrated ability to effectively lead evidenced-based and data-informed practices focused on improving student growth and attainment.

2.Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively with the senior executive team to drive school priorities and foster a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement.

3.Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the proven ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community.

4.Ability to provide educational leadership and support for students with a range of disabilities.

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

This is an Above Centrally Identified permanent teacher position established through school funds. The successful candidate’s continued appointment to this position will be subject to the continuity of this funding, the ongoing requirement for the role and the educational needs of the school. Should the funding or the requirement for the position cease, the teacher will receive nominated transfer status; please refer to the Staffing Procedure for the Teaching Service in NSW Public Schools for additional information - https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/documents/procedures.pdf When accepting the position, the successful applicant will be indicating their acceptance of the terms and conditions attached to this appointment.

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