Deputy Principal - Albion Park High School

$144,822 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Albion Park NSW 2527, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | TCH Other
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast
Job Reference Number: 00008FKR
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $160,523.00. This position attracts a base salary of $144,822.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: (02) 4257 1744 - Neal Reed
Closing Date: 29/09/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Lake Illawarra South
Staffing Area: Shellharbour
School Name: Albion Park High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information
Albion Park High School is located in Dharawal Country at the foot of the Illawarra escarpment. The school is a complex, P4, comprehensive high school with a rapidly growing enrolment of approximately 970 students, including 80 Aboriginal students and 11 support classes. We have a strong focus on creating a safe, happy and caring environment where every student is known, valued, and cared for. The school's current ICSEA is 972 and the school's FOEI is 112. The 100 teachers and 34 administrative staff at Albion Park High School are committed to providing innovative and successful programs focussing on authentic, future-focused learning initiatives and teaching pedagogies.

Our school has an active and supportive P&C and enjoys close connections with the local community. We seek feedback from all members of the school community to underpin ongoing school improvement. Following a comprehensive External Validation and Situational Analysis, targeted areas for further improvement include student growth and attainment, wellbeing, and school and community partnerships. All staff play an active role in diverse Strategic Improvement Teams to promote school improvement. We have a strong learning and wellbeing culture, driven by Positive Behaviour for Learning frameworks, a HOW2Learn philosophy and a focus on high-quality Project Based Learning. Our Project-Based Learning begins in Year 7 with a HUB Learning program.

We continue our emphasis on the development of students who are active, critical, and creative thinkers with Project Based Learning projects in each subject area and year. The school is committed to continually improving effective classroom practices with staff professional learning being the key to this growth. This learning will ensure that both literacy and numeracy levels can be enhanced through improved data collection, analysis and use which underpins our belief in individualised and differentiated learning.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the general selection criteria,

  1. Proven leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively and strategically to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate key priorities related to the school's Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP).
  2. Proven capacity to initiate, implement, monitor and evaluate effective school systems and management processes to ensure excellence in student wellbeing, belonging and behaviour.
  3. Proven capacity to foster inclusive relationships and build partnerships focused on student aspirations and delivering excellence in outcomes for all, including Aboriginal students and those with additional learning needs.
  4. Proven capacity to effectively lead the complex daily operations of the school in line with Department policies and procedures whilst maintaining and enhancing the school's positive culture amongst staff, students, parents/care givers and the wider community.

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
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 were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines can be accessed here: