Assistant Principal Special Education, Tamworth South Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Tamworth South Public School, Petra Avenue, Tamworth NSW, Australia
  • 17 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal Teaching Aides & Special Needs Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008J6W
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 6765 8426 - Krystal Magann
Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Peel
Staffing area: Tamworth
School name: Tamworth South Public School
FTE: 1.000


Tamworth South Public School is a large rural school situated on the western side of the Peel River within the confines of Tamworth.

556 total student enrolments, with 48% of students identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Tamworth South Public School is an inclusive, safe learning community which offers culturally appropriate programs, comprehensive curriculum opportunities, the latest technology and the promotion of student voice. High expectations and wellbeing programs ensure academic achievement, student resilience and a commitment to personal best.

We are a friendly, community-focused school committed to providing high quality education for all students within a safe, caring and supportive learning environment that is sensitive to the needs of the individual.

Dedicated staff provide diverse, engaging and future-focused educational programs which promote and develop student creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. Inclusive practices provide many opportunities for students to succeed and excel.

Our core values of 'Respect for Self, Others and School' are promoted and encouraged through the provision of a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum, and a variety of extra-curriculum programs.

These are further embedded by programs and initiatives that address the personal, emotional and social needs of our students, ultimately aimed at developing student confidence, cultural pride and a sense of self-worth.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach Special Education and / or extensive experience teaching students with Autism, moderate to severe intellectual disability and supporting students with complex physical, behavioral and mental health needs.

Demonstrated leadership in the implementation of personalized learning and support plans, access requests, risk management and safety and the implementation of safe practices to promote continuous growth for social, emotional, behavioral, physical and academic learning needs of students through planning and liaising with all stakeholders.

High level educational leadership skills, with demonstrated capacity to inspire and lead a team in a complex special education environment and to actively participate in a whole school executive.

Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching practice and the ability to lead the implementation of high quality, evidence informed and differentiated programs for students with emotional disturbance, moderate intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavior difficulties that result in enhanced student engagement in an inclusive environment.

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 this teaching opportunity.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

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

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 in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.

The guidelines are located at:


Special Needs

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Job Closing Date

01 Dec, 2021