If interested in this opportunity, submit by email an expression of interest of no more than two pages addressing the position criteria and outlining your qualifications and teaching experience. Include the names of two professional referees who are familiar with and able to discuss your professional abilities and suitability for this position.
Applications and enquiries should be forwarded to Marni Milne, Principal.
Phone 02 6959 1744
Narrandera High School is a growing public comprehensive secondary school with a current enrolment of approximately 350 students (including 26% indigenous students). At Narrandera High School we are committed to maximising the potential of every student in a respectful, inclusive and high expectation environment. All members of our school community are challenged to continue to learn and improve every year in a positive setting where every student is known, valued and cared for. Our vision is to develop strong learning partnerships where staff, students and families work together to empower each student to be the best they can be. School strengths include a breadth of extracurricular activities including a wide range of sports and cultural pursuits. There is a tradition of service to others with students regularly involved in fundraising for charities and appeals. The school has a Clontarf Academy on site, Aboriginal Learning and Engagement Centre and an Intervention Centre to support students' personalised learning. The school is a successful PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school with a focus on restorative practice and positive relationships between students and staff. Moving forward, the school's focus is on student growth and attainment, staff growth and collaboration and building student engagement and high expectations.
Find out more on the school website, at https://narrandera-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/
Statement of duties: The Head Teacher, Transition and Engagement is to work in collaboration with the whole school community in particular the principal and the school executive to: Lead the focus on supporting outcomes of targeted cohort to increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining Year 12 by 50 per cent by 2023, while maintaining their cultural identity. Plan, implement and evaluate programs that focus on academic, wellbeing and cultural support for Aboriginal students including in relation to attendance, retention, HSC completion and post school options. Use and analyse data and strategies designed to respond to improve Aboriginal student attendance, participation and engagement in learning and to inform effective practice. Collect, analyse and share qualitative and quantitative data to support and inform strategies for Aboriginal students. Lead to support implementation of this initiative across the school plan, to clearly describe the shared expectations and targets for improvement in outcomes for Aboriginal students across the school. Support the realignment of existing and new school resources to focus on evidence strategies that build teacher capacity to achieve these outcomes. Liaise with teachers, support staff and parents/carers to develop personalised learning pathways and strategies to improve educational outcomes and post schooling opportunities for Aboriginal students. Support Aboriginal students through transition points. Identify and support the personalised learning and cultural identity needs of targeted Aboriginal students. Identify and support gifted and talented students, disengaged students and students needing additional learning support. Work with the Local AECG and the local Aboriginal community. Establish effective partnerships with agencies to support Aboriginal students’ cultural, wellbeing and academic outcomes. Manage the use of the flexible teacher funding to ensure targeted students receive specific literacy / numeracy and/or Key Learning Area (KLA) tutoring. Support preparation of targeted Aboriginal students for readiness and successful achievement of HSC Minimum Standard. Recognise and celebrate Aboriginal student achievements. Ensure that every Aboriginal student is known, valued and cared for. Guide the work of the Learning and Engagement Centre SLSO, to support delivery of Learning and Engagement Centre activities and achievement of initiative outcomes. An expression of interest addressing the selection criteria, of no more than 3 A4 pages in length should be submitted to Marni Milne, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on Monday 15 March 2021. Applicants should include the names of two referees. One of the referees listed must be the applicant's current Principal.
Selection criteria Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Proven ability to initiate and deliver high quality teaching and learning to engage and inspire students. Demonstrated capacity to develop and sustain effective wellbeing initiatives for Aboriginal students to improve learning and engagement. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated capacity to build and strengthen a collaborative learning culture with all stakeholders. Ability to use and analyse student data to monitor and evaluate progress. Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as a member of the executive team and with the school community to lead whole school initiatives.