Assistant Principal - Lithgow Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Mort St, Lithgow NSW 2790, Australia
  • 17/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Position Information

Lithgow Public School has an enrolment of 377 students inclusive of 10% Aboriginal students and 1% EALD students. The school has a rich history and is highly regarded in the Lithgow Community. Lithgow is situated in a picturesque valley at the bottom of the Blue Mountains and is a 2 hour drive from Sydney.

The school is highly inclusive and has a significant Support Unit encompassing five classes and a State Selective Opportunity Class.

The school is currently a Phase 2 Early Action for Success school and incorporates Spirals of Inquiry to establish and maintain a performace and development culture to ensure improvements in student learning outcomes. The student is at the centre of strategic planning, staff are highly experienced and skilled in teaching practices and are committed to ongoing data evaluation and collaborative practices.

The school is committed to the broader engagement of students, with successful gifted and talented, sporting, cultural, citizenship and student wellbeing programs.

Lithgow Public School is an active member of the Lithgow Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

The school works in partnership with parents, community, local primary and high schools to provide opportunities for all students. The P&C is highly supportive and engaged in working to achieve the schools strategic directions. As a result, the school and its community are committed to the strategic directions as identified in the 2018-2020 School Plan. A copy of the School Plan and further information about the school can be found on the school website:

Selection Criteria

  1. In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary with a demonstrated ability to meet the demands of the Assistant Principal role and experience in modelling exemplary and evidence-based teaching practices.
  2. Evidence of the ability to strategically and collaboratively lead data driven pedagogical change and professional learning that embeds quality teaching and high expectations with a focus on improving student learning outcomes.
  3. Proven ability to strategically and collaboratively establish and maintain a performance and development culture across a team of teachers.
  4. An open, visible and approachable leader with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, who empowers staff and builds positive, authentic relationships with all members of the school community.
  5. Proven experience and commitment to student wellbeing as a significant focus within the school.

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.

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.


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