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Head Teacher Administration - Doonside Technology High School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Doonside Technology High School is a comprehensive high school with a focus on the use of innovative and cutting edge learning to best engage our students. We have a diverse student population with an enrolment of 710 students in 2021, with 18% Aboriginal students. Our Support Unit caters for the needs of 74 students including students in Stage 6. We focus on fostering a culture of high expectations and a shared commitment from all members of our school community to wellbeing, engagement, learning and success in and beyond school. We provide quality education that enables our students to develop attributes and skills to achieve their full potential and to succeed in their chosen post–school endeavours. Staff are highly professional and dedicated to working diligently to improve the learning opportunities and life options for students. We provide a caring, secure and cooperative environment with a vast range of extra curricula programs to support student responsibility. The school attracts significant equity funding to support students with learning disabilities, socio-economic disadvantage and language acquisition. For further school information, refer to the School Plan and Annual Report available on the school's website.

Selection Criteria

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

  1. A visible leader with high level interpersonal skills, providing excellent organisation and communication to build and maintain productive relationships within a diverse and dynamic school community.
  1. Demonstrated experience in understanding, implementing, and overseeing the use of online administration systems such as Sentral, Edval and SAP, to manage school staffing, reporting, and organisation.
  1. Demonstrated ability to gather and analyse data to inform innovative whole school programs to meet school targets and support improved student learning, engagement, and wellbeing.
  1. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an effective member of the school executive team to lead, manage and implement programs and initiatives that improve student engagement and outcomes and lead initiatives that address whole school strategic directions.

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://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/head-teacher-eligibility-requirements-policy

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

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html