Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP647989
This is a permanent full-time position commencing during Term 4, 2020.
Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an energetic and committed Deputy Principal who will work collaboratively with the Principal and members of the executive team to provide strategic educational leadership to achieve exceptional educational outcomes for all students.
As an integral member of the executive leadership team, you will lead and develop innovative solutions; establish and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with stakeholders, and build a culture of professional excellence with leaders, teachers and allied staff so that students are future-ready and able to contribute effectively in the wider community.
The successful applicant will lead and support other leaders and staff to enact the school’s vision and mobilise key priorities of the Kelmscott SHS Business Plan. As a highly visible leader, you will exhibit a love of learning and a growth mindset. Currency in contemporary understanding of leading school improvement, change initiatives and the ability to effectively use evidence-based data to inform decision-making should underpin your successful practice. As a highly successful instructional leader, you will ideally possess strong professional knowledge to lead quality differentiation of curriculum, learning and assessment that reflect contemporary pedagogical research and practices so that our students are equipped with 21st century skills. Experience in leading Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives and Big Picture schooling approaches would be highly desirable.
You will be a prominent leader within the school and the wider community, overseeing a significant and diverse area of the school’s operations. The successful applicant will allocate the school’s facilities, technologies and other physical resources to improve student learning and wellbeing. Timetabling is one of the portfolios of the role that you will lead. You will exhibit effective human resourcing processes including workforce planning; recruitment; induction and mentoring of new staff; and the deployment of staff in ways that make optimal use of their expertise to ensure that the school is equipped to meet student learning outcomes and performance expectations.
In pursuing a performance culture, you will lead the engagement of teachers and teacher-leaders in reflective practices and individual accountability processes using the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Teacher Standards. Importantly, the successful applicant will lead and support others to create conditions to improve the quality of teaching, learning and student outcomes.
To be successful in this role, you will ideally have recent and relevant whole school curriculum and pastoral care leadership. Student engagement is a high priority. Knowledge of contemporary student services systems, procedures and protocols will be highly regarded.
Kelmscott SHS has three Deputy Principals who will each lead and take responsibility for a sub-school - Years 7 and 8; Years 9 and 10; and Years 11 and 12. While the position we are initially seeking is to lead the Year 9 and 10 cohorts, there may later be movement to meet school and individual needs. Hence, the successful applicant should possess appropriate knowledge and transferrable skills that would allow them to lead the other sub-schools if needed.
Related leadership and management responsibilities will include but are not limited to, reporting on student performance and wellbeing; developing, establishing and maintaining administrative and student management information systems; high level demonstrated understanding of school operations including reporting to parents; effective use of system data bases; and excellent knowledge of and experience with implementing the WA curriculum. It would be desirable for the successful applicant to have the capacity to play a leadership role in the application of technology for enhancing management practices and educational outcomes. The school utilises the Department’s network and uses other alternative learning management systems such as SEQTA and Google Classrooms.
Proven experience in public relations and marketing of the school’s specialist programs; student and staff achievements; and social media management are desirable skills for the advertised role.
Kelmscott SHS is an Independent Public School with a population of approximately 1400 students. It is a school of opportunity offering a large range of courses and exciting specialist programs together with excellent facilities. Our school promotes and recognises achievement in academic, sporting and artistic pursuits. The school strives to provide a positive physical environment to reflect a culture of excellence. Kelmscott SHS is a gifted and talented school and offers a range of programs that cater for a range of student needs. Ongoing planning for school improvement is a key characteristic for the school and its leaders.
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 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 Senior High School can be found by visiting www.kshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Trevlyn Geiles, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9495 7400 or emailing Trevlyn.Geiles@education.wa.edu.au.
During the vacation period please contact Trevlyn Geiles, Principal, on 0439997305.
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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to four (4) 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 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 Wednesday 14 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.