Advertised Vacancy Number: PR645613
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021
Albany Senior High School’s vision statement is “a tradition of opportunity and success”, which connects their past with an unfolding future. An opportunity now exists for a professional and quality leader to lead this excellent school and be part of the next chapter of the school’s rich and proud history.
The successful applicant will add value to existing processes, identifying needs, utilising research based best practice and maximising opportunities to deliver improved outcomes for students. In doing so, they will understand effective change and continue to build the capacity of staff to respond to the current and future needs of students.
They will utilise their strong interpersonal and communication skills to connect the school with industry and community, to provide the very best learning and development opportunities and purposeful pathways for students. This includes continuing the growing partnership with the feeder primary schools and North Albany Senior High School.
They will be a culturally responsive leader, translating their awareness of Aboriginal histories, cultures and languages, and the local community into culturally responsive actions.
They will impact on the progress and achievement of learners by using their educational expertise and management skills to focus the efforts of everyone in the school on improving the quality of teaching and learning. They will enable teachers to practise in a culture of professional learning and growth, where they work with others to develop and share expertise.
They will continue the robust and evidence-based school improvement cycle, to ensure ongoing improvement, with a continued focus on outcomes for students.
As an Independent Public School, the principal will ensure a productive and collaborative relationship with the board, ensuring decision making and strategic planning processes are guided by evidence and focused on improved student outcomes. The 2021-2023 business plan will be drafted, however the successful applicant will finalise this important strategic document in collaboration with staff and the school board.
The principal will lead the introduction of a GATE program from 2022, starting with year 7 students. This will be one of two GATE programs in regional Western Australia and will provide an opportunity for all eligible students living in the Great Southern and regional Western Australia to access a regional GATE program and board at the Albany Residential College.
Located in Albany, the school, which enrols approximately 940 year 7 to 12 students, has earnt its strong reputation in the wider community. They are a member of the Albany schools network where a collaborative culture across school leaders is well embedded. The school offers a wide range of ATAR, general and vocational courses available for year 11 and 12 students and an award-winning Marine Science research program (2002-2020) for years 8-12. A GATE online program is offered but will be replaced progressively with a face to face GATE program from 2022. The Follow the Dream Program is a critical program to enable Aboriginal students to reach their potential.
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 selection criteria 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 Albany Senior High School please visit www.albanyshs.wa.edu.au and Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Alison Ramm, Regional Executive Director by phoning (08) 9791 0300 or emailing Alison.Ramm@education.wa.edu.au or Neil Milligan, Regional Executive Director by phoning (08) 9791 0300 or emailing Neil.Milligan@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 selection criteria in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for up to three (3) 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, 12 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED