Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction (0.2 FTE) - Mainsbridge School

$124,038 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Mainsbridge School, Flowerdale Road, Liverpool NSW, Australia
  • 15 Oct, 2021
Part time - Permanent Principal Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job Location:

Sydney Region

Job Reference Number: 00008GTH
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 9602 9675 - Nicole Katen
Closing Date: 27/10/2021 - 11:59 PM
Principal Network: Liverpool
Staffing Area: Liverpool
School Name: Mainsbridge School
FTE: 0.200

Position Information

Mainsbridge School has recently moved to a newly purpose-built school location in Warwick Farm. The school is part of the Liverpool Network of schools. Mainsbridge School for Specific Purposes (SSP) provides educational programs for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, with complex health and behaviour. Student capacity has grown with the new site with an expected enrolment of 124 students and 20 classes. Within Mainsbridge student community, 94% of students are from Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) with the most common languages being Arabic and Vietnamese. Facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, Immersion room, multipurpose hall, and flexible learning spaces. At Mainsbridge School our vision is to connect our students with their future. We deliver quality, holistic education through innovation, collaboration and a positive learning environment. Driving a culture of high expectations, we aim to equip our students with functional living skills, enabling them to become active members of their community. Mainsbridge School engages in strong collaborations with parents, students and the wider community to maximise and support learning opportunities. Our Strategic Improvement Plan 2021-2024 comprises of three strategic directions of Growth and Attainment (SD1) Innovation and technology driving authentic teaching practice across new environments (SD2) Building relationships and connections for wellbeing (SD3).

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.

This is a permanent part-time position for one day per week 0.2 FTE (Full-time equivalent).

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.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021