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Bligh Park Public School is a NSW Department of Education (DoE) primary school situated on the land of the Darug People. The school is part of the Windsor Principal Network in the Regional North Operational Directorate. Bligh Park Public School has 22 teaching staff and an enrolment of 320 students, 49 of whom identify as Aboriginal. There are 12 mainstream classes and 4 support classes.

At Bligh Park Public School the teachers are committed to identifying, understanding and implementing the most effective explicit teaching methods, with the highest priority given to evidence-based teaching strategies in Literacy and numeracy.

The school is supported by the P&C and enjoys strong partnerships with the community. Bligh Park Public School provides opportunities in the performing arts and has a proud sporting history. The school promotes lifelong learning and students are taught to be safe, respectful and responsible learners.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary.

A demonstrated ability in leading the development of high quality, whole school differentiated programs in literacy and numeracy, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Proven ability to analyse and use a range of data to build the capacity of individuals and teams, to improve student outcomes.

Proactive behaviour management skills and the ability to develop and maintain respectful, positive relationships that connect with students and support the improvement of wellbeing outcomes.

Highly visible leadership with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in teams to build respectful partnerships and engage students, staff and parents within a diverse school community.

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.

Special Notes

The start date for this position is the 5 October 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: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html

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