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Head Teacher Teaching & Learning - Burwood Girls High School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Burwood Girls High School is diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture and socio-economic mix. It is a large comprehensive school with an enrolment of 1100 (70% from a language background other than English). The school community has high expectations for all students and the school consistently achieves high results academically as well as in sports, creative and performing arts. Burwood GHS aims to develop independent women by providing extensive curriculum choice as well as co-curricular activities to extend opportunities for all. The school executive work collegially towards high expectations for student learning, wellbeing and achievement ensuring the continuation of a positive school culture.

Selection Criteria

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

1. Demonstrated capacity to lead initiatives in numeracy and/or literacy across the school

2. Demonstrated capacity to strategically align Performance and Development Plans with high quality professional learning to improve teacher capacity

3. Proven capacity to lead initiatives that reflect the school’s vision and achieve the strategic directions for Burwood GHS

4. Lead and manage all levels of Accreditation including mentoring early career teachers

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.

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 were 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