Advertised Vacancy Number: PR637017
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020
The School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) is unique in Western Australia. It has a long and proud history of servicing the learning needs of Western Australian students, who for a range of reasons are unable to access regular schooling or specific subjects, or who are travelling interstate or overseas. It is a recognised leader in the delivery of K-12 online and distance learning, with its own resource development and distribution capability, as well as being a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Every public school student in Western Australia, regardless of their location or circumstances, deserves access to the full range of curriculum experiences and pathways. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical and evolving role that SIDE will play in supporting schools to ensure business continuity in teaching and learning into the future. This support will be agile, innovative and based on system and school needs. This requires our system to seize the opportunities being presented by rapidly evolving approaches to online, flexible delivery of learning. SIDE is perfectly positioned to lead the innovations and set the standards that will help the public school system to achieve this.
The successful applicant will be an exceptional educational leader who can drive reform, innovation and improvement at both the school and system level. It will be their role to build on the strength of SIDE to develop and lead the SIDE of the future, as a critical system support and leader of teaching and learning. They will understand the challenges and opportunities in front of the Western Australian public school system, and be able harness SIDE’s deep and unique expertise to address them. The successful applicant will have demonstrated an ability to lead a culture of performance and development that enhances teaching and learning, and an ability to think outside of the box to ensure every student is able to access meaningful educational experiences. Evidence and research, both established and emerging, will underpin their decision-making and chosen approaches. They will establish productive partnerships with other system services, to build the capability of public school teachers and create new pathways for students across the State. The principal of SIDE must also possess well developed personal attributes. High levels of personal integrity and a commitment to the Department’s strategic agenda, together with the ability to communicate effectively and provide contemporary solutions that support schools to achieve their improvement goals, will characterise their work.
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.
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For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Martin Clery, Assistant Executive Director - Teaching and Student Support Services by phoning (08) 9402 6102 or emailing Martin.Clery@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 the context of the role
- A CV of up to three (3) pages 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 Monday, 3 August 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED