Advertised Vacancy Number: PR637759
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020
Are you looking for the next outstanding leadership and lifestyle opportunity?
Wickham Primary School (PS) was rated as an ‘effective’ school during their School Review in 2018. Applicants are encouraged to access this report (attached) in order to inform their application and evidence how their leadership will add value in an explicit way to the school moving forward.
In addition, the school’s Business Plan 2019-2021 (attached) outlines 4 focus areas: successful for all students: curriculum and teaching, motivated and engaged learners: conditions for learning, leadership and professional development and, parent and community partnerships. Applicants will be required to show how their leadership will ensure that the school is well-placed to achieve the achievement targets linked to these focus areas. We are seeking a motivated leader who is highly skilled at building positive relationships. The ability to lead and motivate others will be essential in order to facilitate optimal learning outcomes for students.
The Wickham PS community value a safe, friendly and inclusive learning environment for staff, students and their families, which includes respect and acknowledgement of the strong cultural history of the Ngarluma people. Located in the City of Karratha, Wickham is a fascinating historic town boasting pristine sandy beaches and excellent fishing spots. The town is considered a prominent mining location with a population in excess of 1 600 people. The mining industry is very supportive of the school and their involvement has enhanced school resources and learning opportunities for students.
The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school community.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for 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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:
- Effective leadership in teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
- Leading the management of the school
- Engaging and working with the community
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.
For additional information about Wickham Primary School please visit www.wickhamprimaryschool.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Cheryl Parkin, A/Regional Executive Director by phoning (08) 9185 0111 or emailing Cheryl.Parkin@education.wa.edu.au
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
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.
Your application should include:
- A five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to three (3) outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
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 8317.
Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.
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 Thursday, 30 July 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED