Head Teacher Technological and Applied Studies, Tempe High School

$126,568 - $140,923 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Tempe NSW 2044, Australia
  • 05 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008V1B
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $140,923.00. This position attracts a base salary of $126,568.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 0438281163 - Socrates Dassaklis
Closing date: 18/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Marrickville
Staffing area: Port Jackson
School name: Tempe High School
FTE: 1.000


At Tempe High School we build positive relationships, instil high expectations and ensure that our teaching and learning is focused on inclusivity, excellence and wellbeing.

Tempe High School has an enrolment of 960 students, 67% of students are from non-English speaking background and 3% identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. We are a proud comprehensive, partially-selective, multicultural high school, highly valued by our engaged community.

We are committed to enhancing academic growth for all students, irrespective of their backgrounds and/or learning challenges. Our diverse Wellbeing and Learning Support Team nurture the social, emotional and academic needs of students and provide ongoing continuity of learning as students transition into the senior school.

Ensuring that teachers have opportunities to collaborate and improve practice as a means of pursuing excellence is an essential feature of our professional learning activities. Our strategic directions are: Student Attainment and Growth, Embedding Quality Teaching an Enhanced Wellbeing.

The TAS faculty delivers mandatory Technology and a wide range of courses in both senior and junior years, including; Engineering, IST, Food Tech, Multimedia, Design and Technology ISTEM, Graphics Technology, Timber Technology and Hospitality. Staff are a mixture of experienced and beginning teachers.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria,
  • Proven educational leadership to support and mentor staff in the development and implementation of a range of teaching experiences in curriculum design and pedagogical practice in Technical and Applied Studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effective use of data and implement changes that lead to measurable improvement of learning outcomes for students, effective teaching and learning programs and authentic assessment.
  • Experience in leading quality teaching, including the integration of innovative technologies, into classroom practice for courses that support a culture of high expectations and high levels of student engagement.
  • Proven experience as a visible leader with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as part of the school executive team leading whole school improvement processes that support the attainment of the school’s strategic directions.

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 meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements 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 https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Special Notes

The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located here.

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.