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April

Assistant Principal - Camden Public School

Teaching Service - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Information

Camden Public School has 307 students, including an inclusive support unit, consisting of IM, Hearing and Autism classes. Enrolment includes 5.5% of Aboriginal students and 11% of students who have a Non-English Speaking Background. The school community has a vision where students are empowered to discover their strengths and strive for excellence: academically, socially and emotionally.

Our students have a history of strong academic, sporting and cultural involvement. The school provides students with a range of extra-curricular activities. A strong and proactive approach to student wellbeing exists in a safe, respectful and supportive environment.

At Camden Public School professional learning has a strong focus on student outcomes and building a school-wide consistency of quality teaching practice. There is a learning culture amongst staff where teachers and school learning support officers are committed to their professional learning and that of their colleagues and collaboratively evaluate the effect of their teaching on their students' achievement.

A key focus at Camden Public School is involving students in the learning process, where they: monitor their own learning, use self-assessment and teacher feedback to reflect on their learning and work towards learning goals. Camden Public School fosters a Growth Mindset, students: embrace challenges, are inspired by others, see effort as a pathway to achievement and are open to feedback.

Camden Public School prides itself on active community participation within all facets of school life. There is a strong partnership between students, parents and staff. A large percentage of parent volunteers and community members regularly participate in school-based activities.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary, with a proven capacity to balance exemplary classroom teaching practice with the complexities and demands of the leadership role of an Assistant Principal.

Demonstrated ability to inspire, lead, mentor and collaboratively build capacity with both early career and experienced teachers in a culture of educational reform with a focus on literacy and numeracy.

A proven ability to collaboratively lead effective assessment practice and analyse and use data to inform teaching to ensure academic growth.

Demonstrated capacity to achieve student academic success through leading and maintaining a culture of wellbeing.

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

It is anticipated that this position will commence on day 1 of the 2022 school year.

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