Advertised Vacancy Number: PR707788
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Who are we looking for?
The successful applicant will be responsible for modelling important values and behaviours to the school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities within the school, and across all levels of the system. The Principal is responsible for understanding and leading the school community in promoting a vision for the future, underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of stakeholders to realise the potential of all students. They will possess a commitment to continuous school improvement and development of the instructional program, particularly the pedagogy of beginning teachers, and building networks with other agencies, other schools, and services in the community to benefit school programs.
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.
About Cranbrook Primary School
Cranbrook Primary School is situated in the rural town of Cranbrook, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The school was opened in 1893 and officially become an Independent Public School in 2018. Being a vibrant place, with a warm and caring school community, the school’s major focus is placed on positive relationships, the development of positive values, and the wellbeing of all members.
Currently, the school caters for approximately 62 children from Kindergarten to Year 6. There is a strong focus on numeracy and literacy. NAPLAN results are good, with strong comparison to 'like-schools'. The school has a very strong focus on sustainability, is part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, and has won a variety of awards for its sustainability approach. Students in Years 1 -6 cook each week (using produce from the school garden) and share together in meals.
For additional information about Cranbrook Primary School please refer to the attached School Profile
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
During the selection process, you will need to demonstrate and will be assessed against the following six domains of practice - particular to the role of a principal:
- Leading the moral purpose
- Building productive relationships
- Creating enabling conditions
- Promoting improved teaching
- Driving data informed practice
- Leading strategic change
In addition, the Department of Education has identified six critical personal attributes (the Department’s Leadership Attributes). These define the personal attributes and dispositions that are expected of a Principal. These attributes are;
- Openness and capacity for learning,
- Interpersonal acumen,
- Self- awareness and
- Drive to excel.
Demonstration and assessment of these Leadership Attributes will form part of the assessment process for this position.
Applications will be assessed against both the domains of practice and the Department’s Leadership Attributes.
The business needs and context of the school will also be considered, it is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and the attached School Profile 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.
For Further Job Related Information
Further information can be found in the attached JDF or by contacting:
Sue Cuneo, Director of Education, by phoning (08) 9791 0316 or emailing Sue.Cuneo@education.wa.edu.au.
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
Information for applicants:
This selection process is part of the Principal Selection and Placement (PSP) Pilot, and utilises a multi-stage application process assessing both the professional domains and the Department’s Leadership Attributes (listed above). This recruitment process has been designed to allow applicants to demonstrate their experience and skills in a rigorous yet accessible process.
Referee validation will be requested and will form part of the overall assessment process. Information from nominated referees will be obtained using an online questionnaire.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to access the pre-application self-reflection tool included in this advert. This self-reflection tool will assist you to determine whether you have the skills and attributes for the position. The outcome will remain private to you and will not be accessible to the selection panel.
Please click the following link to access the self-reflection tool:
Applicants considered as competitive following assessment of their online application will progress to Stage 2. Stage 2 of the selection process will provide further opportunity for shortlisted applicants to demonstrate their professional practice and leadership attributes.
Following a further shortlisting process, Stage 3 will include an interview phase.
For further information on the various stages of the assessment process, please refer to the attached document - PSP Selection Process Explanation for Applicants.
In the first instance applicants are required to:
- Lodge their applicant information details through JobsWA, via the “Apply for job” link at the bottom or top of this advert. No documents, resumes, or referee nominations are required to be uploaded at this link.
APPLICANT INFORMATION DETAILS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE VIA JOBSWA
After you have submitted your applicant information online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
- Applicants must use the link below to complete of the first part of the assessment process. In this section, applicants will be asked to:
- Complete an online CV template addressing their work-related history.
- Complete four 250-word statements on their key achievements.
- Complete a 100-word explanation for each achievement outlining its inclusion in the application.
- Nominate four (4) to six (6) peers and colleagues to complete an online referee template.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK
Eligibility and training requirements
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.
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.
To apply, applicants will be required to:
- Complete Applicant Information via the “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions; and
- Complete the first stage of the assessment by selecting the link below.
All applications must be submitted online, and parts 1 & 2 above must be completed.
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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 9.00am (WST) on Monday, 8 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED