Head Teacher Welfare - Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus

Position Information

Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus, with a student population of 845 students, is a partially selective school for Year 11 and 12 students. Students generally come to the Senior Campus from Balmain and Leichardt Junior Campuses. In addition to the selective stream the school has a small, but significant, Aboriginal community and a Support Unit catering for the learning needs of students with autism, physical, mild and moderate learning disabilities and International students.  

The school provides a broad curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse range of students including extensive vocational and academic pathways. This position will lead the implementation of a newly formed Learning and Support team to meet the learning needs of all students.

Students are encouraged to be responsible, respectful and productive members of society, capable of high achievement through individual effort and persistence.

Selection Criteria

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

- Demonstrated capacity to lead innovative, evidenced-based, whole school wellbeing programs strategically and collaboratively, to cater for a diverse range of senior student learning and wellbeing needs.

- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills for developing links with junior  campuses, external agencies, parents and the school community to meet the needs of students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and International students.

- Demonstrated ability to be a visible member of the executive leadership team and to lead initiatives that address whole school strategic directions, preparing students to succeed in the world beyond school.

- Demonstrated capacity to establish and lead a highly effective learning and support team that supports a broad range of learning needs for senior students.

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


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.

Special Notes

The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located at https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/employment/recruit/head_teach/Eligibility2004.doc

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