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February

Assistant Principal - Spring Farm Public School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Information

Spring Farm Public School (enrolment 675, 27% students from a non-English speaking background, 42 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students) is a recently established primary school in South-West Sydney. The community of Spring Farm has grown rapidly over the past five years. The school has a diverse and transient student enrolment, with anticipated growth of at least 10% in 2021. The traditional custodians of the land are the Dharawal people.

Spring Farm Public School is founded on a compassionate and collaborative learning culture. In addition to 27 mainstream classes, Spring Farm Public School has a support unit which is comprised of two IO/IS classes and two multicategorical classes.

Spring Farm Public School is a PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school, staffed by dedicated, supportive teachers who deliver quality, engaging teaching and learning programs. The school has a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and student wellbeing. 

Spring Farm Public School is committed to maintaining positive relationships with the Parents and Citizens' Association and wider community. The school is the local hub for local organisations such as playgroups, sporting programs and weekend community events.

A copy of the school plan and annual school report can be found on the school website: https://springfarm-p.schools.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria

1. In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary with exemplary classroom practice, and build teacher capacity to improve literacy and numeracy programs.

2. Demonstrated capacity for strong and collaborative leadership while delivering whole school professional learning to support teachers in data driven practices.

3. Visible leadership with outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence with the capacity to develop relationships across the whole school community.

4. Demonstrated ability to enhance the school culture through creating positive wellbeing practices to support the needs of all students, staff and community.

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

Conditions

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.

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 17th June 2020.
The guidelines are located at:
https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html