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Head Teacher Secondary Studies - Lindfield Learning Village

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:
  • Schools | TCH Other
Job location:
  • Sydney Region
Job reference number: 00008MZW
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 02 94158006 - Stephanie McConnell
Closing date: 08/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Gordon
Staffing area: Ryde
School name: Lindfield Learning Village
FTE: 1.000


Position Information

Do you want to work at the cutting edge of education with a world class team of educators? Do you believe there are better ways to educate our children for the future? Lindfield Learning Village is a highly innovative new K - 12 school which opened in Term 1, 2019 and has a projected final enrolment of 2100 students. We are a flagship school for NSW Public Education, implementing a new educational model which includes stage-not-age progression and student-directed, transdisciplinary learning. Human centred design helps us meet every student’s needs. 

As an educator here you will work with passionate teams of educators from across the world in a community committed to creating a better school experience and an optimistic future. Working in a highly collaborative co-teaching environment and engaging in researching your own practice, you will be supported to develop your thinking and designing in a highly sought after state of the art physical environment. The school will be expanding rapidly over the coming years and we need agile, reflective change agents to join us on the journey. For more information please access our website.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria, high level leadership skills in whole-school administrative practices demonstrating seamless alignment with Senior Executive processes and the Lindfield Learning Village vision and values.

Highly resilient, invites and responds to critical feedback to ensure continued growth with the ability to manage the full range of challenges that arise within a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

Highly organised, creative and reflective leader who is able to communicate with a balance of empathy and clarity.

Evidence of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills with the capacity to effectively manage complex school organisation and confidential information across a K-12 school.

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.


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty. Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

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 were 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