Head Teacher Female Students - Singleton High School

$126,568 - $140,923 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Singleton NSW 2330, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Job reference number: 00008YA5
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: 02 657111 99 - Dayna Cowmeadow
Closing date: 06/07/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Upper Hunter
Staffing area: Muswellbrook
School name: Singleton High School
FTE: 1.000


Singleton High School is a large comprehensive rural high school catering for Year 7-12. The school is situated in the rural/mining sector of the Hunter Valley situated approximately 45 minutes from Newcastle suburbs with easy access along the Hunter Expressway.  

The school has a student population of approximately 1100 students, with 270 of these students identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

The Singleton High School expectations are Pride, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence in Learning. The school has a comprehensive curriculum offering a diverse range of traditional and acceleration subjects and dual accredited Vocational Education and Training courses within Trade Training Centre Facilitates.

The school's focus is to enhance the educational opportunities for all students. To this end, we have developed explicit models of Quality Teaching, models for improving literacy and numeracy and innovations in authentic assessment.

We have developed an interdisciplinary curriculum for Year 7, which involves an investigative learning approach. The Ka-Wul Aboriginal Education and Cultural Resource Centre has received National recognition for the embedded Aboriginal programs within the school.

SHS also has an established Clontarf academy, Kayu Kumpa Aboriginal Girls program and active AECG. Singleton High School has a high level of support from parents and carers and is engaged in several community partnerships.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, 

  1. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead and support collaborative and cohesive teams including wellbeing and support
  2. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate whole school wellbeing programs, including early intervention evidence-based programs and analysis of data to inform Strategic Improvement Plan initiatives
  3. Ability to build positive relationships for the school's diverse population with a focus on effective community partnerships to enhance the wellbeing and learning outcomes of all students including Aboriginal students
  4. Demonstrated capacity and commitment to develop and work effectively in an executive team and contribute to the whole school community

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.