Assistant Principal, Curriculum And Instruction - Ellalong Public School

$137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Ellalong NSW, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | TCH Other
Job Location: Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley
Job Reference Number: 00008GYS
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 4998 1360 - Paul Gaden
Closing Date: 22/09/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Cessnock
Staffing Area: Muswellbrook
School Name: Ellalong Public School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Ellalong Public School is a small school located in the rural township of Ellalong, 13 kilometres south west of Cessnock. The school consists of approximately 120 students across 5 classes, including 15 Aboriginal students. The school serves a community from diverse socio-economic backgrounds (FOEI 122). The school benefits from great community support and a positive culture. Our P&C is committed towards supporting the school improvement journey and raising funds to support our programs. The school is looking to continue strengthening our partnership with the Korreil Wonnai AECG and is a proud member of the Cessnock Community of Great Public Schools (CCGPS). Ellalong Public School’s 2021-2024 School Improvement Plan has established clear professional learning directions, teaching and learning focus areas and impact monitoring strategies. These practices have made positive impacts on school based achievement data as a result of high impact teaching, data informed differentiated teaching and collaborative practices. These directions and practices will continue to be prioritised in our Professional Learning Plan. A copy is available from the panel convenor. The school has worked hard to align individual student learning needs with support and intervention programs in the school and beyond.

The Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction position is a leadership role dedicated to ensuring that literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are embedded in curriculum and assessment; high quality teaching practices are enhanced; and the capabilities of middle leaders are strengthened in literacy and numeracy instruction. It shares the broader educational imperatives of the Assistant Principal position but with an explicit focus on the leadership of effective, evidence-based literacy and numeracy teaching and assessment practices for improved student learning outcomes across the curriculum.

The Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction provides high support and guidance to enhance teacher growth and development in literacy and numeracy and strengthens schoolwide instructional capabilities across the curriculum for middle and senior leaders.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria;

  1. Implementation of evidence-informed literacy and numeracy practices to improve teaching, learning and assessment across the curriculum.
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide differentiated, high-impact professional learning that ensures the continual development and growth of teacher expertise in the teaching of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues to plan, teach and evaluate the impact of evidence-informed teaching strategies for improved student outcomes in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
  4. Strategic skills to strengthen the capabilities of teachers and leaders to progress schoolwide literacy and numeracy priorities through effective collaboration.

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 the Assistant Principal Curriculum & Instruction position. You can apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools at teach.NSW.

Special Notes

Information about our school is available at

Information about the Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction positions in the department is available here. Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

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 are located here.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.


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Job Closing Date

22 Sep, 2021