Head of Mathematics

Head of Department - Mathematics

The Head of Department – Mathematics (HoD Maths)

We are seeking an experienced, innovative and qualified Head of Mathematics for a permanent position starting in January, 2020. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication, leadership and administrative skills. They will have excellent subject knowledge of the NESA 7–12 syllabus documents and possess the capacity to encourage and inspire staff and students in their love of learning in Maths.


Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth – William Cowper and Brisbane Street Campuses

Role accountability

• This position is ultimately responsible to the Principal
• This position functionally reports to the Deputy Principal.

Collaborates With

• School Principal
• Deputy Principal
• Director of Quality Teaching and Learning
• Director of Studies
• Heads of Secondary and Primary Stage Co-ordinators
• School Finance Department
• Maths Department Teaching staff
• Parents and Students

Special conditions

The HoD Maths is expected to support the Christian aims and ethos of the school and adhere to the School’s policies.

The fundamental purpose of the position

The HoD Maths is to possess the capacity to encourage and inspire staff and students in their love of learning in Mathematics. The HoD Maths is to implement, manage and evaluate the ongoing department processes and procedures, so as to ensure the smooth development of teaching and learning within the Mathematics faculty.

School background


Our proud heritage

Calrossy is a leading Anglican Day and Boarding School located in Tamworth, a thriving regional centre in the North-West of NSW. The School is celebrating its centenary in 2019. Since 2008 it has grown to become coeducational (incorporating a Diamond Model with boys and girls in separate classes in Years 7 -10), catering for approximately 1000 girls and boys from Pre-School to Year 12. The School has approximately 200 boarders making it a leading advocate of residential schooling. Calrossy emphasises a strong, flexible academic programme, and is committed to teaching in an
authentic Christian context. The school possesses a long heritage of partnership with the Armidale Anglican Diocese. Our aim is that authentic Christian understanding is to inform learning. We have strong pastoral structures that seek to nurture wellbeing, promoting understanding and commitment to care for one another within an inclusive School community.

A stimulating learning environment

Calrossy is a forward thinking school, creating innovative and modern working environments that enhance student learning, fostering a passion and a culture of participation in all aspects of school life. Well known for our outstanding and distinctive pastoral care, Calrossy is a place of belonging, where each student’s wellbeing is nurtured, catering for individual special needs and potential. Calrossy is a community of learners, academically driven, and aiming to make learning accessible to all students. The School has a comprehensive enrolment from Prep and Kindergarten, the majority continuing through to Year 12. More than 85 per cent of our Year 12 leavers will enter tertiary study, following completion of the Higher School Certificate. Our results have been the most impressive in the region over the past five years.

Regional Environment

Calrossy is located in Tamworth, a leading and growing regional centre in Northern New South Wales. There exist strong connections to the local community. The School provides boarding facilities for both boys and girls. Our Trade Training Centre and comprehensive Agriculture and Primary Industries programmes reinforce the strong links with rural NSW.


In the Primary Years, pastoral care is largely class teacher focused, though our Counsellors and Chaplains are involved as required. In the Secondary School the Head of Secondary oversees the responsibilities of a well-being team regarding pastoral issues and initiatives. Students in the School are involved in a variety of service activities. A commitment to support student well-being at all stages is a distinctive feature of our community.

Our mission

Calrossy Anglican School aspires to be the leader in regional New South Wales through excellence in education and connection to community, with a Christ centred focus.

Our vision

Calrossy Anglican School seeks to create a dynamic, caring, Christian environment in which girls and boys may grow to be adults of faith, integrity and compassion, who value learning and pursue life with confidence and initiative, committed to excellence and truth.

Our core values

Calrossy Anglican School focuses on four core values:
• Integrity is a constant in character that transcends the context in which the person finds themselves. Integrity requires courage and produces honesty, truthfulness and loyalty.
• Selflessness is the ability to put the needs of others above one’s own. Selflessness requires sacrifice and bears the fruit of humility, thoughtfulness and love.
• Inclusiveness builds diversity in community and counteracts prejudice with acceptance. Inclusiveness is at the heart of mate-ship, promotes friendship and denies a foothold to loneliness. It is not an absolute value of inclusiveness at all costs. It gathers what is good and just, but rejects what is evil and unjust.
• Resilience means ‘bouncing back’ from adversity and not giving up. Resilience is perseverance in a place of suffering which builds responsibility, patience and character. We strive to see Christian faith at work through service and ministry. Our school community seeks to reflect the generosity of God.

Our strategic plan

Our School has an exciting strategic plan based on building school strengths and consolidating Calrossy as a leading day and boarding school in regional New South Wales.


The Calrossy Board meets monthly and plays an active part in the School’s financial planning, governance, risk management, development and monitoring. The Board and the School have a strong affiliation with the Anglican Diocese of Armidale and is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW).

School management

David Smith is the Principal, having commenced at Calrossy in 2017. Mr Smith is overseeing the development of Calrossy in its next phase, as the school approaches a new secondary model in 2021. The Principal is assisted with the day-to-day running of the School by the Executive Leadership Team

Marketing and Promotions team

The school Marketing team is involved in promotion of the school, development of publications and social media platforms, website design, attendance at expos and promotional events and the fostering of relationships with Calrossy stakeholders.


Head of Department – Mathematics role description


Accountabilities and responsibilities of the position



• Actively support and promote the Christian ethos of Calrossy in a manner that is inclusive and sensitive to the life experiences of those in the wider school community
• Support the ‘One School’ focus of Calrossy Anglican School from Pre-School and P - 12
• At all times promote the School’s Christian core values in ways that are practical and accessible
• Promote Calrossy as one school with a single mission and vision, operating across campuses

Responsibilities and Expectations of Secondary Mathematics Teacher

• Excellence in teaching
• Knowledge of the current Secondary Mathematics syllabi (particularly 7–12)
• Demonstrated ability to Teach Extension 1 and 2 and develop differentiated teaching programs.
• Demonstrated willingness to be involved in, and make contribution to, the Middle Leadership team.
• Demonstrated ability to differentiate the curriculum to meet the learning needs of a diverse student body, including gifted and talented students.
• Be concerned for the welfare and learning of all students in the class.
• An aptitude to enthuse students, both boys and girls.
• Develop and co-ordinate assessment schedules in conjunction with faculty staff.
• Demonstrate enthusiasm for the subjects being taught.
• Develop and co-ordinate whole school marking in a timely manner.
• Seek to assist each student in classes regardless of ability.
• Be prepared to teach on both campuses, as determined by the Deputy Principal.
• Leading, guiding and coordinating the faculty in sharing ideas on teaching, assessment and programming.
• Willingness to contribute to the school’s extra curricula programs.
• Support of the school’s Well-being program and student Mentor groups.
• Perform duties to the best of your ability and be accountable for your performance;
• Follow reasonable instructions given by your supervisor or their delegate;
• Comply with lawful directions;
• WH&S - In accordance with the Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011 employees must,
  • while at work take reasonable care for their own health and safety.
  • take reasonable care for the health and safety of others.
  • comply with any reasonable instruction from Calrossy.
  • follow defined WHS policies and procedures.
• Participate in any in-house training programs, as well as other job specific training that is identified as required for this job description.
• Report concerns or problems to Deputy Principal.
• Comply with all Calrossy policies and procedures

Assistance to staff

• Liaise and negotiate with staff in relation to any payroll matters or queries, relating to employee entitlements, according to the Association of Independent Schools Multi-Enterprise agreements for Teachers and Support and Operational staff (AIS MEA 2017).
• To act as a conduit, to share concern to senior staff management and visa versa
• Assist staff on HR related issues (such as recruitment, employment relations advice, performance management, workforce planning etc)
• In conjunction with Department Heads, co-ordinate and communicate staff issues to all team members.

Compliance and Staff Training

• Participate in any in-house training programs, as well as other job specific training that is identified as required for this job description.
• Conduct staff training in conjunction with and as directed by the Principal and CAS Executive

Appraisal and Feedback

• In conjunction with department staff, develop skills and experience of department members.
• Develop process and procedure for ongoing staff feedback, appraisal and professional development of staff

Grievance and Dispute management

• Assisting with internal grievance resolution procedures.

General CAS Staff liaison

• In conjunction with Department Heads develop positive staff communication strategies and practices regarding work activities and staff performance.
• Identify practices that will ensure the smooth running of staffing services within the department.
• Provide management information and reporting as requested.
• Coordinate, manage and contribute to department and team meetings.
• Perform your duties to the best of your ability and be accountable for your performance.
• Participate in workplace change where required.
• Comply with the School's Code of Conduct.

Personal Qualities

• Commitment to support the Christian mission for the school.
• Strong computer literacy skills, with clear knowledge of school computing software such as Synergetic, the Hub (SchoolBox), Microsoft software and Apple computer systems.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Demonstrated capacity to lead a team of teaching professionals to maximise their effectiveness as teachers and the growth of students in all of the faculty’s classes
• Well-developed organisational skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines and to manage time effectively.
• A positive attitude and calm, approachable disposition.
• A neat and tidy appearance and overall attitude is vital to fitting in with the fabric of the School community.

Qualifications and Experience

• Experience in Secondary Mathematics teaching and appropriate tertiary qualifications.
• Competence and interest in their classroom practice.
• Ability to design and co-ordinate the development of innovative programs to meet NSW NESA requirements
• Demonstrated awareness of contemporary educational pedagogy and AITSL Professional

Standards for Teachers

• Competence in classroom practice and the ability to lead the Mathematics Department in professional development, teaching and learning.
• Excellent organisational and administrative capabilities in terms of management of teaching related data (reports, grades, mark files, etc)
• Excellent communication skills
• Knowledge of the current Secondary Mathematics syllabis (particularly 7–12)
• Demonstrated ability to Teach Extension 1 and 2 and develop differentiated teaching programs.
• Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with a capacity to maintain positive relationships, foster team work and engage all levels of the school and wider community.
• Demonstrated ability to develop outcomes-based assessment tasks.
• Willingness to uphold the Christian mission for the school.
• Current Working With Children Check
• Current NESA teacher accreditation


• Demonstrated ability to problem solve and liaise with staff.
• Ability and commitment to work as a productive team player exhibiting loyalty and support for colleagues.
• Christian commitment
• Ability to work positively, harmoniously and constructively in a team environment
• Honesty, integrity and authenticity in dealings with colleagues, students and staff.
• Enthusiastic and positive attitude
• First Aid Certificate.
• Proven experience in a complex and multi-faceted environment.


  • Health & Wellbeing

    Calrossy's Christian, personal and caring values are nowhere more evident than in the boarding houses.

  • Secondary Girls Facilities

    Calrossy has four boarding facilities for Secondary Girls, conveniently located on or near the Brisbane Street Campus.

  • Secondary Boys Facilities

    Our boys' boarding facility is located near the William Cowper Campus and central to Tamworth.



Calrossy offers a variety of scholarships across disciplines for Secondary students.