Teaching Coach


About the Role

The Teaching Coach supports a cluster of schools to deliver their school improvement. They provide the teaching faculty with training, coaching and data support so they can develop into great teachers and instructional leaders who continually improve their school.


  • Deliver tailored school implementations into a cluster of schools and monitor, review and develop improvement actions with the school.
  • Train and coach teaching faculty and instructional leaders in effective teaching in chosen subject areas (e.g. literacy, numeracy etc.) to reach Australian teaching standards.
  • Document and collate data regarding schools and produce reports for the school and GGSA.
  • Promote the effective instruction model and influence the school team to increasingly develop their capacity in delivering the model.
  • Develop lesson materials to meet specific content needs that reflect the effective teaching pedagogy.
  • Participate as part of a team on design and continuous improvement of effective teaching products and services.
Essential Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of 2-5 years classroom teaching experience in Direct Instruction and / or explicit instruction.
  • Demonstrated training and/or coaching experience in a school setting, preferably in Direct Instruction and / or explicit instruction.
  • Awareness of, or demonstrated experience in, how to deliver or participate in a change-management school improvement practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong professional relationships with school leadership and teaching staff.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail and skilled in analysis and data collection methods.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in programs used for data collection, entry and manipulation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values, practices and work approach of Good to Great Schools Australia.


  • Relevant Working With Children check in any of the Australian states or territories (or if successful provide evidence of obtaining/applying prior to commencement).
  • Evidence of a current valid driver licence.
  • Evidence of a successfully completed valid Police Check

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated school leadership experience.
  • Understanding of the political and legal framework in which private, public and independent schools and GGSA operate.
  • Criteria for consideration: ability to travel away from base location to regional and remote areas of Australia.

If you are looking for the next stage of your career and have a desire to contribute to a not-for-profit organisation that supports Australian schools, we’d love to hear from you!

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria.

Please send your application to workwithus@goodtogreatschools.org.au