Advertised Vacancy Number: PR763214
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
Who are we looking for?
The successful applicant will be responsible for fostering a safe, purposeful and inclusive learning environment and have the capacity to develop collaborative and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders. The Principal will be innovative and creative in the establishment of systems and structures to foster academic achievement and improvements in social and emotional developments for students, as well as engaging a diverse school community in the educational programs of the school.
The Principal is responsible for leading, managing and monitoring the school improvement process through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning in every classroom in the school. 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 Brookman Primary School
Located 12 kilometres from Perth in the southern suburb of Langford, Brookman Primary School has an exciting and diverse cultural mix of over 313 students, with one-third of students having English as an Additional Language. Over 40 nationalities create a wonderful multi-cultural blend within the school community bringing with it opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and inclusive activities.
The highly committed and professional staff have the needs and welfare of students at heart and constantly strive to look for an evidence-based methodology to further improve student outcomes.
For additional information about Brookman 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 Personal Attributes of Effective Leaders). 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
- Drive to excel
Demonstration and assessment of these Personal Attributes of Effective Leaders will form part of the assessment process for this position.
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.
For further information regarding the PSP Pilot please click here and use the password qGmrtST5
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 read the Principal Selection Process – Information for Applicants to fully understand the different stages of the process. As part of the process applicants should 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:
Online Self-Reflection Tool
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
For further information please refer to the attached School Profile and JDF, or by contacting:
Cheryl Townsend, Assistant Director of Education, by phoning (08) 9336 9536 or emailing Cheryl.Townsend@education.wa.edu.au.
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
To apply, applicants will be required to:
- Register online as an applicant through JobsWA, via the “Apply for Job” button, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions. You will be required to complete and attach the Work History and Referee Details Application Form found at the bottom of this advert.
- Complete the Stage 1 Online Assessment by selecting the link below.
Stage 1 Online Assessment
For the first stage, applicants will be asked to:
- Complete an online template addressing four (4) recent and relevant work history contexts.
- Complete four (4) x 250-word examples on your recent achievements that best illustrate your suitability for the position.
- Complete a 100-word explanation for each example outlining why you have selected the achievement in your application.
Both part 1 & 2 mentioned above must be submitted online, by the closing date and time.
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 (via part 1), you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 8317. On completion of part 2, Stage 1 Online Assessment, you will receive confirmation of your submission on screen and your submission responses will be emailed to you.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation Course;
- 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.
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, 10 October 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED