English Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Narrogin WA 6312, Australia
  • 15 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Wheatbelt Education Region
Narrogin Senior High School
Teacher - English
Pool Ref IPS/TCH694390
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH694390
Appointment Pool

Are you ready to make a positive difference in a vibrant school community?

Narrogin Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School seeking enthusiastic and dedicated English Teachers to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

Suitable applicants will ideally be highly motivated, student and relationship focused and able to provide engaging, relevant and meaningful learning experiences. This will involve you reflecting and assessing the effectiveness of your teaching practice and cultivating a safe learning environment. We are seeking professionals who will utilise evidence based teaching practices whilst employing a range of assessment and reporting methods.

Suitable applicants should have real care and consideration for students and demonstrate highly effective teaching practices and a willingness to seek constant improvement in their own practice. With effective interpersonal skills, applicants will work closely with students, teachers and the community to instil rigour, resilience and pride, allowing students to achieve to their full potential.

Applicants with the knowledge and skills to utilise data such as Progressive Achievement Testing (PAT), National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) to target individual students and address student needs will be highly regarded.

Suitable applicants will reflect and assess the effectiveness of their teaching practice, promote an environment of active and positive learning, and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve to their very best. It would be an advantage to have outstanding knowledge of English curriculum. We are looking applicants who are flexible and adaptive and able to apply the strategies of differentiated instruction and explicit teaching.

Suitable applicants will ideally be able to deliver a curriculum which is not only engaging but is relevant and meaningful to students. You will ideally have the capacity to engage with all students, irrespective of their academic standing, be highly collaborative in working with colleagues and actively committed to your own ongoing professional growth and development. In addition, the successful applicant will ideally have real care and consideration for students with an ability to build positive relationships.

Narrogin SHS has an improvement agenda focused on improving student outcomes through consistent approaches to pedagogy and positive behaviour strategies. We require teachers who value and can build strong positive relationships with students and the community, so we are looking for applicants who can work effectively with all of our stakeholders to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

Our school has a very welcoming and supportive staff who work together to improve the learning outcomes of all students. A strong professional learning and coaching program supports new staff to grow their skills and many opportunities to attend professional learning are provided.

Narrogin SHS is situated in the heart of Western Australia's rich agricultural area and with over 650 students we are the largest Senior High School in the region, with three local feeder primary schools and TAFE that work closely with the school. Narrogin is a major service and educational centre about two hours’ drive (193 km) from Perth and has the convenience of a country town with the benefits of a regional city.

The hinterland is a farming area, with grain and wool production the major primary activities. The town’s motto Love the Life is true to form with many activities and events for everyone to enjoy. Appointed applicants are eligible for subsidised quality housing and relocation costs

The nostalgic two storey structure of the school has pride of place in the town and has been built on the highest point in the district with sweeping views of the town and the hinterlands. An extensive building program has resulted in a new Hospitality Trade Training Facility, a new Administration building, and new state of the art Music and Performing Arts centres. Narrogin SHS also draws students from all directions including: Boddington, Wickepin, Pingelly and Wagin.

Narrogin SHS is a genuine comprehensive educational institution. It has a strong academic focus reflecting the aspirations and desires of its contributory community; an outstanding sporting record, as evidenced by on-going success at Country Week and other sporting carnivals; and a long standing commitment to music, as demonstrated by two high quality concert bands.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Narrogin Senior High School can be found by visiting nshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Polly Harcourt, Human Resources Officer, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Narrogin, by telephoning (08) 9881 9300 or emailing parehuia.harcourt@education.wa.edu.au.

During the school holiday period, please contact Polly Harcourt on 0477 738 765.

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school.
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au.


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 23 August 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Narrogin
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-23 4:30 PM