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English Teacher - Bowraville Central School

NSW Department of Education

Job Description Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service Job Category: Schools | Teachers Job Location: Regional NSW Job Reference Number: 00008F2Z Number of Positions: 1 Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.

00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.

Contact: 02 6564 7162 - David Taylor Closing Date: 15/09/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal Network: Educational Leadership Team 1 Staffing Area: Port Macquarie School Name: Bowraville Central School FTE: 1.000 Position Information Bowraville Central School is a K–12 campus serving a diverse community within the Nambucca Valley on the Mid–North Coast of New South Wales. With a long and proud history dating from 1875, the school's first ever Year 12 candidates completed their Higher School Certificate examinations in 2008.

For several years, the school has been a recipient of additional equity funding and these resources enable staff and community to work together to create innovative programs of support for students, regardless of their age or background, within a caring and supportive environment. Since 2012, the school has also benefited from the Early Action for Success program, improving literacy and numeracy outcomes in the early years. Enrolments at Bowraville Central school have been fluctuating in recent years and this has been compounded by bushfires, floods and the impact of Covid-19 in 2020.

The current enrolment is 190 students, with 40% of these being of Aboriginal background. There has been a gradual decrease in enrolment over the last four years due to the closure of industry and the consequent movement of families to other locations. The school also has a large number of students with a diagnosed or imputed disability.

The total number of students that were entered into the National Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) was 76, representing 48% of the student population. Patterns of attendance have consistently remained between 75% and 85% with less than 50% of the student population attending school more than 90% of the time. In 2018 a decision was made by the staff at Bowraville Central School to review our processes and set the agenda for school improvement.

This Strategic Improvement Plan will further enable improvement, creating sustainable positive change in a community significantly impacted by generational poverty. We move forward with the collaboratively defined goal of 'Together we learn, together we grow'. We will set aspirational targets and ask all key stakeholders to work towards and beyond these, engaging the power of high expectations and research-based practice.

These targets are focused on further improving teacher capacity, student engagement and attendance and learning outcomes in reading and numeracy. In addition, our senior students will leave Bowraville Central School at the end of Ye.


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