As of 9.30am Thursday, 16 January 2020 this advert has been withdrawn
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP605990
This is a permanent, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020
Kelmscott Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and dynamic individual to join their leadership team in the role of Deputy Principal.
In collaboration with the Principal and other members of the leadership team, the Deputy Principal provides educational leadership in the school, uses effective change management strategies to deliver improved outcomes, leads and motivates staff, contributes to the development of the school plan through participative decision-making, and uses their professional knowledge to promote teaching and learning within the school.
The Deputy Principal will have a developing knowledge and application of contemporary instructional leadership across different contexts. Priorities for the Deputy Principal will be to develop and support the administration team and teaching staff to steer and manage the Student Services processes.
The Deputy Principal will provide high level leadership across the school as a member of a high functioning administration team. The successful applicant will have strength in Student Services, Pastoral Care, and evidence based instructional practices that foster high level outcomes for all students, particularly students with special education needs. Emerging experience in the instructional leadership of Positive Behaviour Support is desirable.
You will need to have a high level of interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively with parents and all stakeholders. You will require a knowledge of Department of Education policies including: SAER, Attendance, Medical, and Child Protection. The successful applicant will demonstrate highly proficient skills in building teacher capacity in a collaborative team environment. To be successful in this role, you will inspire the best from staff with the ability to establish genuine high expectations, and build relationships, utilising those relationships to achieve improved educational outcomes for all students. You will promote positive relationships between students, staff, parents and the wider community and provide leadership to further developing a high performance, high care school culture.
The successful applicant will ideally have experience in data analysis and leading whole school approaches to improve academic and social outcomes for all students. In addition to this, experience with Teacher Coaching and Mentoring and Professional Learning Communities in the area of Performance and Development is desirable.
Kelmscott PS is located in the eastern suburbs of Perth, approximately 24 kilometres from the city. The school is close to Albany Highway but maintains a quiet semi-rural feel due to its proximity to the Darling Scarp and the Canning River.
The Kelmscott staff is committed to excellence and regularly participates in professional learning to enhance their skills. Students are actively encouraged to achieve their best and there are a high percentage of Kelmscott students accepted into specialist high school programs. Teaching and learning practices reflect the principles of the WA Curriculum Outline.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be appointed to other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Kelmscott Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Sheri Evans, Principal, by telephoning 0414 703 933 or emailing Sheri.Evans@education.wa.edu.au.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 28 February 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.