Assistant Principal Special Education, General - Valley View Public School

$126,568 - $140,923 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Wyoming NSW 2250, Australia
  • 11 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Job reference number: 00008U4X
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $140,923.00. This position attracts a base salary of $126,568.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 02 43284433 - Kirsty Squires
Closing date: 25/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Central Coast
Staffing area: Central Coast
School name: Valley View Public School
FTE: 1.000


Valley View Public School was established in 1980 and is located in the Wyoming area. The current enrolment is 321 students with 4.72% acknowledging their Aboriginality and 16.8% English as an Additional Language or Dialect(EAL/D).

Valley View Public School has a newly established Support Unit, consisting of three Multi-Categorical classes and also hosts an additional support class on behalf of Glenvale SSP. An OOSH (Out of School Hours) service is also on site.

The school has a dynamic teaching team ranging from early career teachers to more experienced staff, with school administration and learning support officers working as a team to provide educational excellence.

Valley View Public School implements a number of research-based Literacy and Numeracy programs. The school implements 'Positive Behaviour for Learning' (PBL) and upholds the values of Respect, Responsibility and Personal Best.Valley View Public School prides itself on the quality and variety of educational and extra-curricular experiences available to students.

Extra-curricular activities include: band, choir, recorder, dance groups, a range of sporting PSSA teams, public speaking, debating and the Premier's Reading Challenge.Valley

View Public School has strong alliances with the Valley Schools Learning Community and the Cooinda Local AECG, valuing the consultative partnerships that exist. The P&C are committed to the school ensuring timely resourcingand support is provided to enhance the learning opportunities for all.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the general selection criteria:

  1. Approval to teach Special Education and/or extensive experience teaching students with Autism, moderate to severe intellectual disability and supporting students with complex physical, behavioural and mental health needs.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to establish and lead a support unit while effectively managing the dual roles of Assistant Principal and exemplary classroom teacher with the proven ability to develop relationships, work collaboratively and build staff capacity to ensure a cohesive, high achieving and effective team to enhance student learning and wellbeing outcomes.
  3. Proven capacity to lead a culture of inclusivity, through highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the abilitiy to proactively and professionally engage with students, colleagues, parents, carers, School Learning Support Officers, external agencies and the wider school community.
  4. Demonstrated ability to lead in risk and safety management through planning and liaising with all stakeholders to seek appropriate resources and implement safe practices to support individual needs.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to foster genuine relationships with Aboriginal students, parents/carers and the wider Aboriginal community to enhance educational outcomes.

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.