Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction Full Time (CIP 0.4FTE And ACIP 0.6FTE) - Warrawong Public School

$124,038 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Warrawong NSW, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category: Schools | TCH Other
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast
Job Reference Number: 00008HA6
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: 0458 552 900 - Wayne Farquhar
Closing Date: 22/09/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Lake Illawarra North
Staffing Area: Wollongong
School Name: Warrawong Public School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information
Warrawong Public School is located in the southern Wollongong suburb of Warrawong, in the heart of the industrial and business area. It is a low socio-economic and ethnically diverse area of the Illawarra with a Family Occupation Education Index (FOEI) 178.

Current enrolment is 275 students. Approximately 40% of the students have a non-English speaking background and there are over twentyeight nationalities represented among the student population. There are 51 students enrolled who identify as Aboriginal. There are eleven mainstream classes. The school has four support classes catering for students with a moderate intellectual disability, mild intellectual disability, Autism and those eligible for a multi categorical class. A Macedonian community language program operates. The school is an active member of the Warrawong Community of Schools which operates programs such as the school permaculture garden, transition from Stage 3 to Stage 4, High school links and Teacher Professional Learning programs.

Warrawong Public School receives additional equity funds through its Resource Allocation Model (RAM). This funding plays a pivotal role in the staffing and resourcing of the school to raise the learning outcomes and lift educational standards for all students so that they have the best chances and choices in life. The programs provide additional classroom teachers, support for all students, valuable teaching resources and teacher professional learning. The school is also part of the Early Action for Success Phase Two (EAfS) initiative. As an EAfS school we are provided with an Instructional Leader to ensure best practice and to monitor the performance of each student K-3. The school co-funds an interventionist teacher and a 3-6 Instructional Leader. In 2022 wie will be allocated 1.4FTE AP.C&I, the school will use its funding to ACIP that position to 2.0FTE.

In 2021 the school recieved funding for 2.0 FTE teaching Covid Intensive Learning Support Program. The school has employed two qualified teachers who will work with identified students in an intensive support role.

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;

  • Implementation of evidence-informed literacy and numeracy practices to improve teaching, learning and assessment across the curriculum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Strategic skills to strengthen the capabilities of teachers and leaders to progress schoolwide literacy and numeracy priorities through effective collaboration.

General Selection Criteria

  • Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice.
  • Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs.
  • Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents.
  • Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning.
  • 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.

This position is a 1.0FTE permanent full time teacher position. The position is Centrally Identified Permanent 0.4FTE and?Above Centrally Identified Permanent 0.6FTE. The Above Centrally Identified Permanent 0.6FTE is school funded. The successful candidate’s continued appointment to this position will be subject to the continuity of this funding, the ongoing requirement for the role and the educational needs of the school. Should the funding or the requirement for the position cease, the teacher will receive nominated transfer status; please refer to the?Staffing?Procedure for the Teaching Service in NSW Public Schools?for additional information. When accepting the position, the successful applicant will be indicating their acceptance of the terms and conditions attached to this appointment.

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.

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Job Closing Date

22 Sep, 2021