Assistant Principal Special Education, Oxley Vale Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008L9I Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Contact: 0267618238 - Leesa Cannon Closing date: 08/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Peel Staffing area: Tamworth School name: Oxley Vale Public School FTE: 1.000


Oxley Vale Public School is located on the outskirts of Tamworth, in the New England region of NSW.

The school enjoys the benefits of a drawing enrolments from residential and rural communities and boasts beautiful surroundings with views across the plains to the Duri Peaks.

Oxley Vale Public School is a P3 school with a 360 students enrolled as at Novmeber 2021.

Enrolments have been stable for several years and are increasing as the surrounding rural areas of developed for more housing.

33% of students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and the school is steadily increasing in cultural diversity, creating a vibrant and inclusive school community.

The school prides itself on being cohesive and collaborative, working closely with parents and community groups including local Aboriginal elders, support services, local businesses, a playgroup, the Oxley Vale community church and United Taekwondo.

The school has a FOEI (Family Occupation and Education Index) of 120 (2021) and is organised into 13 mainstream classes, 2 of these being composite classes.

The school has two multi categorical support classes with a third class being established from the commencement of the 2022 school year along with an associated Assistant Principal Special Education – General position.

Our school boasts highly skilled teachers, 2 full time office staff and one full time Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO) and one full time Aboriginal Community Liaison Office (ACLO).

The school has a Deputy Principal, two Instructional Leaders, three Assistant Principals and a School Chaplain 2 days per week. Students also benefit from a part–time school counsellor 2 days per week and one librarian 5 days per week.

The school has a climate of high expectations for both staff and students. School management focuses on quality teaching and learning.

There are clear expectations of all school community members (staff, students and parents) that every child will be learning every day to the best of their ability.

A copy of the school’s 2021 – 2024 Strategic Improvement Plan and 2020 Annual School Report is available on the school’s website

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • Approval to teach Special Education and/or demonstrated successful experience teaching students with complex needs including, but not limited to, disabilities such as intellectual, physical, communication and mental health (including emotional disturbance and behavior difficulty), autism and sensory processing.
  • This includes the capacity to effectively manage the dual roles of exemplary classroom teacher and Assistant Principal
  • Knowledge of behavior and wellbeing approaches with the capacity to lead the implementation of evidence based systems and programs across 3 multicategorical classes
  • Outstanding evidence of high impact collaboration with school learning and support teams, allied health providers, external stakeholders and families from diverse backgrounds

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.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

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 are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.

The guidelines are located at: