Deputy Principal Secondary – Muswellbrook High School

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    Teaching Service
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Position Information

Muswellbrook High School, located in the Upper Hunter Valley, is built on the land of the Wanaruah and Kamilaroi people. With a population of 905 students, approximately 20% of whom identify as Indigenous, our highly qualified and dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff work together to create an environment that truly embodies our school motto, ‘Striving for Excellence in a School that Cares’. We enjoy a proud history of educating families from the Upper Hunter, drawing students from the Muswellbrook, Denman, Sandy Hollow and Martindale communities. The school is committed to developing the whole person through a broad curriculum which nourishes academic, sporting, cultural and performing arts achievement. We have strong relationships with the mining, agriculture, viticulture and equine industries to further enhance our school curriculum. We are an inclusive school community, catering for the diverse learning needs of all students, including our Support Unit, providing successful pathways into tertiary study or into employment, fostering the talents of our gifted and talented students, and providing enrichment opportunities for all students throughout their high school journey. We are a PBL school, utilising positive education to further develop student wellbeing and achievement. Our school programs and initiatives are well supported by an active parent community.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

* A visible, collaborative and proactive leader with high level ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate effective school systems and processes to ensure excellence in student management and wellbeing.

* Highly developed interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to embrace a school’s vision while authentically supporting the needs of students, staff and community.

* Capacity to lead whole school improvement and professional learning with an emphasis on implementing quality literacy and numeracy programs to improve student engagement, retention and achievement of all students.

* Proven capacity to establish effective partnerships between students, staff, parents and community that serve to drive improvement amongst a diverse range of 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 arequirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSWDepartment of Education, you are required to commence the at the same time as youapply for this teaching opportunity.