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Assistant Principal Special Education - General - Lucas Heights Community School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Lucas Heights Community School is in the Sutherland Shire suburb of Barden Ridge. Current enrolment K-12 is 832 students, with including K-6 population of 280 students and a secondary enrolment of 512 students. There are 35 students enrolled from an Aboriginal background.

Our teaching staff are dedicated professionals committed to the delivery of learning programs designed to cater for the diverse range of student learning needs. We further support students with specific learning needs in both mainstream and in our support unit through the implementation of individual education plans.

The school has an active P&C and parents share our aspirations for students in their academic, sporting and creative pursuits.

Our school strives for excellence in HSC and NAPLAN achievement. LHCS has been recognised by ACARA for demonstrating substantially above average gain in Reading and Numeracy achievement, as measured by NAPLAN.

There are 8 classes in the K-12 Support Unit. 3 of these classes are K-6 and will be supervised by the Assistant Principal Special Education – General. The other 5 classes are supervised by the Support Unit 7-12 Head Teacher.

The Assistant Principal Special Education – General will have a teaching load of the K-6 Autism class as well as supervision of the K-6 Physical Support class, the Yrs 5-8 Multi Cat class and K-6 Learning Support

Selection Criteria

 In addition to the general selection criteria, 

  1. Approval to teach special education and/or extensive experience in teaching students with autism spectrum disorders, behaviour difficulties, a range of intellectual disabilities, complex additional needs and the capacity to balance excellence in classroom teaching with an executive role.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to lead the K-6 Learning and Support Team in quality differentiated teaching and learning.
  3. Proven ability to sensitively, professionally, engage, mentor and inspire all staff whilst fostering an inclusive environment.
  4. Exemplary interpersonal and emotional intelligence with the capacity to build and sustain strong relationships with families, support agencies, departmental personnel and colleagues to enhance outcomes for all students. 


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.

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: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html