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Deputy Principal Special Education - Anson Street School

Teaching Service - Barangaroo, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Position Information

Anson Street School is a School for Specific Purposes that caters for students across Kindergarten to Year 12 with diverse and specific needs. We accommodate students with physical and intellectual disabilities, mental health concerns and challenging behaviours. We are a positive education, trauma-informed school with an enrolment of 135 students across 21 classes. 30% of our students are Aboriginal.

The philosophy that all students can learn and succeed underpins the practice of all professionals in our context. Highly trained and passionate teaching staff provide all students with access to a high quality, student-centred educational experience. We offer flexible, meaningful learning programs based on both Mainstream and Life Skills curriculum. For secondary students, this includes the opportunity to study electives, undertake work experience in fields of personal interest and access alternative pathways for the achievement of HSC qualification. Specialist services such as speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and counselling further optimise learning for students who require additional communication, motor, sensory, social and emotional support.

The Campus is managed by Anson Street School and is accessed by various local primary and secondary schools. The Centre adopts a transitional model, providing short-term individualised behavioural and emotional support for students exhibiting challenging behaviours. The Return to School Program (RTSP) is also managed by Anson Street School and accommodates students who are currently on long suspension and wanting to stay connected with their learning.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  1. Approval to teach Special Education and/or proven experience and knowledge of students who have been diagnosed with Autism, physical disabilities, moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, mental health disorders or challenging behaviours, with the capacity to support staff.
  2. Demonstrated evidence in the leadership of whole-school responsibilities that connect and provide a sense of belonging within the school, and between school and community.
  3. Ability to lead and implement whole-school assessment systems that measure and evaluate the growth of students with diverse learning needs.

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 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

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

Barangaroo, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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