Head Teacher Science - Chifley College Shalvey Campus

NSW Department of Education

Job Description

Position Information

Chifley College Shalvey Campus is a 7–10 comprehensive campus of the Chifley Collegiate, situated in Mount Druitt. There are 420 students attending Shalvey Campus with 29% of the school population with a background of English as a Second Language (ESL) – majority Pacific Nations, and 32% of students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The school has a Support Unit catering for 43 students, with one Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) class and two Mild Intellectual (IM) Disability classes.

The school has a strong focus on evidence-based practices to improve the learning and wellbeing outcomes of all students. The school Family Occupation and Education Index (FOEI) for 2019 was 179. Chifley College Shalvey Campus is a Positive Behaviour for Learning School with the core values of Safe and Respectful Learners.

For more information please visit: https://shalvey-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position.

In addition to the general selection criteria,

1. Approval to teach Science, willingness to teach Agriculture with expert curriculum knowledge and demonstrated success in developing high-quality learning programs and assessments

2. Outstanding interpersonal skills and competence to lead a faculty team

3. Demonstrated ability in the collaborative analysis of data to improve student outcomes

4. Capacity to work strategically to plan for whole-school improvement and foster positive and productive relationships.


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.

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

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