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Head Teacher Creative & Performing Arts - Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts

NSW Government

Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

Education / Management & Executive

Job description:

Position Information

Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts is a secondary school with an enrolment of approximately 1146 students, including 36 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The school has the twin goals of academic excellence and excellence in the performing arts. School priorities include Creative 21st Century Learners, Educational Pathways and Partnerships and School Community Wellbeing. Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts has a strong community reputation for success both academically and in the arts. The school boasts a comprehensive sporting program and offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The staff is committed and caring and there is a balance of early career and highly experienced teachers. Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts also has a Hearing Unit located on site and an Emotional Disturbance Unit (Smith Street) located off site.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach dance or drama. Demonstrated ability to provide dynamic leadership to a diverse staff and to lead, manage and implement innovative whole school programs. Demonstrated ability to create and foster community partnerships that promote excellence in the arts. Demonstrated ability to understand the relationship between whole school priorities and the multiple curriculum requirements in the creative and performing arts faculty. Demonstrated ability to promote and sustain staff and student well-being.

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

Special Note

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

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