Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA787911
Please be advised as of Tuesday, 29 November 2022, this vacancy has been withdrawn.
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
Are you motivated by the opportunity to make a difference?
Narrogin Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated an experienced Head of Learning Area for English committed to achieving outstanding educational outcomes for all students to join our high quality regional school.
About the role
The HOLA English will work collaboratively with the Principal, Associate Principals and other members of the Senior Leadership team to provide educational leadership in the school, by promoting a shared ownership of our vision and values.
The successful applicant will provide direction and purpose to staff, build team capacity and cohesion whilst promoting an environment of positive quality learning experiences for all students. Effective change management skills and the ability to contribute to the implementation of whole school strategic initiatives are highly desirable.
Narrogin SHS is committed to appointing staff who are the right fit for our school and community. We have a strong commitment to delivering high quality learning experiences, and as such, the successful applicant will ideally possess proven experience displaying the following attributes:
- Interpersonal skills and capacity to work collaboratively and lead a team
- Capacity to build and maintain positive relationships with all students
- Commitment to the school’s journey in implementing High Impact Teaching strategies (HITS)
- Engage in reflective practice, informed by classroom observations, student feedback surveys and close examination of student performance data
- Capacity to plan curriculum including scope, sequencing and lesson design collaboratively
- Strong teaching and classroom management skills incorporating Classroom Management Strategies (CMS)
- Data analysis skills and evidence based planning to improve student outcomes.
- Innovative use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the classroom
Narrogin SHS is going into their second year of the Fogarty EDvance school improvement program as such, we are on an improvement agenda focused on improving student outcomes through consistent approaches to pedagogy and positive behaviour strategies. We require teachers who value and can build strong positive relationships with students and the community, so we are looking for applicants who can work effectively with all of our stakeholders to achieve the best educational outcomes for students. Our school has a very welcoming and supportive staff who work together to improve the learning outcomes of all students. A strong professional learning and coaching program supports new staff to grow their skills and many opportunities to attend professional learning are provided.
The nostalgic two storey structure of the school has pride of place in the town and has been built on the highest point in the district with sweeping views of the town and the hinterlands. An extensive building program has resulted in a new Hospitality Trade Training Facility, a new Administration building, and new state of the art Music and Performing Arts centres. Narrogin SHS also draws students from all directions including: Boddington, Wickepin, Pingelly and Wagin.
Narrogin SHS is a genuine comprehensive educational institution. It has a strong academic focus reflecting the aspirations and desires of its contributory community; an outstanding sporting record, as evidenced by on-going success at Country Week and other sporting carnivals; and a long standing commitment to a robust Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) program.
The location and community
Narrogin SHS is situated in the heart of Western Australia's rich agricultural area and with over 600 students we are the largest Senior High School in the region, with three local feeder primary schools and TAFE that work closely with the school. Narrogin is a major service and educational centre approximately two hours’ drive (193 km) from Perth and has the convenience of a country town with the benefits of a regional city. The town’s motto Love the Life is true to form with many activities and events for everyone to enjoy.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Subsidised accommodation
- Free relocation of household items and depreciation costs.
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This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Narrogin Senior High School can be found by visiting www.nshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
Please contact Tara Percival, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9881 9300 or emailing email@example.com
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A three to four (3-4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment; and
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 2 December 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED