Positions available at the Central West Leadership Academy

Dubbo's new, 21st Century Skills School


Primary Teacher / Head of Junior School (Coordinator 3)

How often does an opportunity come along to help craft the vision for an exciting new, 21st Century School?

Nature of the role

The teacher is responsible for promoting a challenging environment by devising, monitoring and delivering the educational program for gifted and/or talented students in Years 3-6.

The primary aim of this role is to maximise educational options for this group of students so that they are able to achieve their personal best.

This role may also be devised as a Deputy whose focus will be on growth of academic opportunities for the 3-6 program as it develops.

Pay and final role will be commensurate with experience.


Main Responsibility and Accountability Areas

  • Developing and implementing a program of gifted and talented education
  • Providing a high standard of teaching practice based upon an understanding of varied teaching and 21st Century Skills learning approaches
  • Assessing and monitoring students progress and providing feedback to students and parents
  • Use of evidence based practice to inform assessment and decision making

Key Performance Indicators

  • The provision of high quality support to gifted and talented students
  • The provision of educational opportunities and activities which enable all students to achieve their highest potential in the program
  • Excellent collegial relations
  • Regular participation in professional development courses and programs
  • Demonstrated awareness of and ability to implement work health and safety practices and emergency procedures when required
  • Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
  • Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice
  • Promote the Gifted and Talented Program to potential students and parents
  • Attend and present at Information Evenings and other sessions within the School
  • Model exemplary ethical behaviour and exercise informed judgements in all professional dealings and communications with students, colleagues and the community

Position Requirements

The role requires an experienced, quality educator with the capacity to develop gifted learners in their mainstream classroom.

  • Teacher registration with the NESA
  • WWCC
  • Tertiary qualification in Gifted Education or Postgraduate qualifications (or willing to commence within 12 months of appointment) in gifted education preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (verbal, written and digital) skills, with demonstrated ability to build rapport and interact effectively at all levels of the school 
  • High-level knowledge and understanding of gifted education including identification, differentiation, 21st Century Skills pedagogy, programs, strategies and the social and emotional needs of all gifted students
  • Recent classroom teaching experience 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively
  • Have a high degree of discretion, confidentiality and the ability to handle work situations in a professional manner
  • Demonstrates initiative, drive and self-motivation, with the ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Ability to use data and research to inform processes and to improve strategic direction
  • High level ICT skills to assist in the development of pathways for highly and profoundly gifted learner


How to apply

Please supply the following with your application:

  • Response to position requirements
  • Resume
  • 3 references

Applications are to be emailed to: principal@theacademy.nsw.edu.au


About the Central West Leadership Academy


The Central West Leadership Academy is a new, independent, non-denominational, selective school located in Dubbo, NSW.

The Academy will have an initial composite class of Years 3-6 in 2018, growing to Years 3-12 (with boarding) in subsequent years.

The Academy provides a different approach to education through 21st century schooling, designed to inspire learning and empower students to discover their future potential and take their place in an ever-changing, technical world.