Deputy Principal Secondary, Yanco Agricultural High School

$144,822 - $160,523 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Yanco NSW 2703, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008IM8 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. Plus an on-call allowance. Contact: 0269511500 - Lisa O'Brien Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Narrandera Staffing area: Griffith School name: Yanco Agricultural High School FTE: 1.000


Yanco Agricultural High School is a coeducational, fully residential high school situated on a 190-hectare farm, adjacent to Leeton in the Riverina. In 2021 the enrolment is 250 students.

It has a proud history as a successful public, residential, rural, agricultural high school, with a focus on Agricultural Sciences.

The school is highly regarded and has a very positive profile in the community and will celebrate its centenary in 2022.

Yanco Agricultural High School prioritises Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), ensuring the values of pride, respect, and responsibility underpin all school activities.

Student voice has led to PBL being rebranded in the school as Positive Behaviour for Success (PBS).

A broad range of co-curricular programs integrate with classroom learning to strengthen students' engagement in the classroom.

The school has an enthusiastic and dedicated staff and is strongly committed to student growth and attainment, a planned approach to wellbeing, and staff collaboration and engagement.

Parent and community partnerships are strong and highly valued.

Senior executive staff are involved in rostered on-call supervision, for which an allowance is paid.

Senior executive staff are required to live on site if suitable accommodation is available.

Special conditions cover staff appointments to residential agricultural high schools. Further information may be obtained from the Principal.

Comprehensive information relating to the school can be found on the school website: including a detailed virtual tour of the school.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

Demonstrated ability as an instructional leader who develops and maintains a culture of high expectations, facilitates high impact professional learning with a focus on reflective, evidence informed, evaluative practices and implements structures to ensure effective classroom practice across the school to maximize success for staff and students.

Highly visible and engaging leader with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills who has demonstrated experience developing and embedding procedures and practices keeping with the school’s strategic improvement plan to support students and staff.

Demonstrated and proven capacity as a decisive, collaborative, open, well organized, and approachable leader that supports and fosters genuine relationships with the whole school community to deliver excellence in outcomes for students and to ensure that every student is known, cared for and valued as a person and a learner

Demonstrated ability to work as part of a dynamic senior executive team to drive continuous improvement by applying evidence informed practices to strategically lead change that results in engagement, growth and high achievement.

General Selection Criteria

  • Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  • Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  • Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  • 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.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

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 are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.

The guidelines can be accessed here: