Executive Principal, Connected Communities - Gunnedah High School

$204,697 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Gunnedah NSW 2380, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | TCH Other
Job Location: Regional NSW
Job Reference Number: 00008HQ5
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $226,130.00. This position attracts a base salary of $204,697.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 0436857179 - Margaret Mulcahy
Closing Date: 06/10/2021 - 11:59 PM
Principal Network: Mooki
Staffing Area: Tamworth
School Name: Gunnedah High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information
Gunnedah High school is situated in the North West of NSW. It is a comprehensive co-educational high school which serves the town as well as the surrounding rural districts. Gunnedah High School has a student population of 410, 46% of whom identified as Aboriginal. There is a Gifted and Enrichment program and a Special Education Unit. Many of our students come from a low socio–economic background and the school attracts significant equity funding to improve the outcomes for those who attend Gunnedah High. Student participation and achievement is encouraged in the academic, cultural and sporting areas of the curriculum and recognised in both the school and local community.

Connected Communities is a strategy to drive improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people. The strategy positions schools as community hubs that broaden the influence of the community and school leadership in the delivery of key services that support children and young people from birth through school into further training, study and employment. The Executive Principal will work in partnership with the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the local community to achieve the key accountabilities of the role.

This is a 3-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a further 2 years.

Selection Criteria
Approval to teach. In addition to the general selection criteria,

  1. Deep level knowledge and understanding of the Connected Communities Strategy, department’s Aboriginal Education polices and related government policies and strategies.
  2. Strong educational leadership, strategic analysis and planning capability, combined with creative problem solving skills to drive innovative programs and initiatives that lead to high quality learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to implement the schools shared vision and plan in partnership with the local community while being dynamic and responsive to achieve results.
  4. Ability to build collaborative relationships with key government and non-governments agencies particularly the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. to drive improved outcomes for Aboriginal students.
  5. Ability to inspire confidence in Public Education.

General Selection Criteria

  1. High-level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a complex public school focused on the delivery of high quality education
  2. Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs
  3. High-level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community
  4. Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning
  5. Ability to plan systems and manage resources effectively and equitably to enhance teaching and learning
  6. Capacity to lead staff in implementing the Department's Aboriginal education policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people

If you have not held a substantive principal position in a NSW Public School at any time in the past five (5) years, you need to have completed the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential to be eligible to apply, and you will need to attach a copy of your provisional credential certificate or final credential certificate as part of your application.

An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold 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.