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Principal Level P2 - Frank Partridge Vc Public School

NSW Government - Barangaroo, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Frank Partridge VC Public School is situated within Gumbaynggirr homelands in Nambucca Heads, New South Wales. Enrolments fluctuate between 200 and 230 students each year, with 50% Aboriginal students.

The school currently has a Family Occupation and Education Index (FOEI) of 165 and consists of 11 mainstream classes (with an average of 22 students) and 3 learning support classes. The experienced staff work collaboratively to meet the students’ diverse learning and wellbeing needs both within the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. The school utilises the school community's strengths, skills and expertise to complement internal educational programs.

Authentic Gumbaynggirr cultural activities are a strong presence throughout the school and Eight Ways of Learning is embedded in all key learning areas. The school works in close partnership with the Nambucca Valley AECG and proudly displays local artwork. A purpose-built yarning circle and bushtucker garden are utilised by all staff, students and the wider community to support cultural initiatives.

Frank Partridge VC Public School has an embedded Early Action for Success program and staff work closely with the Instructional Leader to improve students' literacy and numeracy outcomes. The Strategic Improvement Plan will focus on improving attendance, literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students

Parent involvement in the school is highly valued and welcomed. The school has an energetic and committed Parents and Citizens Association (P&C).

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • A highly visible, decisive and approachable leader with a demonstrated ability to lead the school’s vision and continually improve the learning culture.
  • Demonstrated advanced levels of emotional intelligence and proven capacity to advocate for all, in a complex learning environment enhancing learning outcomes, and student and staff wellbeing.
  • Proven capacity to further strengthen existing partnerships between school and community to ensure success for all students with regard to retention, engagement and attendance.
  • Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity through instructional leadership to enable high quality, differentiated learning across the curriculum.

General Selection Criteria

1. High level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a complex public school focused on the delivery of high quality education

2. Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs

3. High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community

4. Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning

5. Ability to plan systems and manage resources effectively and equitably to enhance teaching and learning

6. Capacity to lead staff in implementing the Department's Aboriginal education policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people


If you have not held a substantive principal position in a NSW PublicSchool at any time in the past five (5) years, you need to have completed theNSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential to be eligible to apply,and you will need to attach a copy of your provisional credential certificateor final credential certificate as part of your application.
An unconditional full approval to teach is arequirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSWDepartment of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as youapply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

Classification Structure for Principals:

The Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2020 details the new principal classification structure based on complexity of schools which commenced in 2016. Please view information on the Classification structure for Principals at https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/Salary-and-benefits/salary-and-awards/awards-and-determinations/teachers-award-initiatives/principal-classification-structure-faqs

The classification and remuneration of our school principals is based on school complexity, as measured through each school’s RAM allocation. As part of the ongoing application of the new structure a review of thresholds and outcomes will occur on an annual basis. The principal classification for this school is Principal Level P2 for 2021.

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:

Barangaroo, NSW

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