Head Teacher Personal Development, Health And Physical Education - Cheltenham Girls High School

Position Information

Cheltenham Girls’ High School with an enrolment of 1420 students, including 69% students from a non-English speaking background, is a leading comprehensive girls' school with strong traditions. The school is committed to providing all students with opportunities to achieve excellence in all areas of student endeavour. The school has dedicated and highly experienced staff, and articulate and involved parents. School strategic directions include strengthening the partnership between the school and the community, supporting curriculum differentiation, visible and collaborative learning for all students across all key learning areas, and supporting the delivery of high quality teaching in every classroom. Executive members contribute to the development of whole school initiatives, which include literacy and numeracy, building community partnerships and teacher professional learning.

Selection Criteria

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

Demonstrated understanding of and capacity to effectively lead the implementation and teaching of Stage 4 to 6 PDHPE, Stage 5 electives and Stage 6 CAFS curricula and enhance learning outcomes for all students.

Demonstrated capacity to collaboratively lead experienced and early career teachers in the faculty.

Capacity to inspire excellent teaching with components of differentiation, visible learning, collaborative and future focused learning for all students in a comprehensive setting.

High level interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to work as an effective member of the school leadership team and contribute effectively to whole school programs.

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.