Assistant Principal - Northmead Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation, Henry Street, Penrith NSW, Australia
  • 22/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools Principal

Job Description

Job Contact
(02) 9630 3133 - Anne Ezzy

Position Information
Located in the Girraween network, Northmead Public School opened in 1924 with current student enrolment numbers of 721. The school has a diverse population with approximately 40% from a language background other than English. Less than 1% of student population identify as being Aboriginal.

Northmead Public School provides a safe, compassionate, stimulating learning and wellbeing educational environment where everyone is encouraged to continually improve and where the practice and understandings of students, families, staff and whole school community are aligned with the values and goals of the NSW DoE Strategic Plan and the domains of learning, teaching and leading within the School Excellence Framework. Teaching is focused on learning success for every student in an integrated curriculum, based upon not only on what we learn but how we learn. Students are supported to transfer knowledge, skills and understanding to a range of concepts and critical questions linked with real world situations. Northmead’s learning team identifies with the responsibility to engage in research and evidence based professional development and a commitment to data informed practice. The school culture promotes respectful and cooperative partnerships with all members of Northmead’s community.

The school is evaluating the data from their Situational Analysis to inform the Strategic Directions and initiatives for the 2021-2024 Strategic Improvement Plan, to bring about continual improvement in learning, teaching and leading for every student, every staff and community member.

For more information, refer to the school website

Selection Criteria

  1. In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary underpinned by strong curriculum knowledge and the ability to balance exemplary classroom teaching practice with the complexities of the leadership aspects of the Assistant Principal role.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with an extensive, innovative Learning and Support team, including other Instructional Leaders, to co-lead the analysis and use of data to inform effective, evidence-based, differentiated teaching practice to bring about continual improvement for every student.
  3. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with a proven capacity to lead, mentor and inspire innovation and change.
  4. Proven commitment to building and strengthening a collaborative learning culture in a 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
This advertisement is for two Assistant Principal Positions.

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 were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines are located at:


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