Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/DP823870
Somerly Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a Deputy Principal’s pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2023 school year and until the end of Term 4, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2024.
In collaboration with the Principal and the Executive Team, the Deputy Principal will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school’s Vision, Business Plan and Strategic Directions across the school community. Suitable applicants should support and build the capacity of staff through coaching and mentoring processes, lead the thorough analysis of student and whole school performance data, and support the planning of targeted differentiation to drive student progress and achievement. Knowledge of the delivery of explicit instruction will be well regarded.
Previous experience in an administration role is highly desirable. As Deputy Principal, you should manage a range of operational duties including arranging timetables and managing student behaviours for learning. Deputy Principals support the school through Public School Review preparation, gather and review school data, assist the Principal in maintaining and supporting the distributed leadership model, and support curriculum development across school.
Suitable applicants may take responsibility for managing Student Services across the school. Individuals who have experience with the Disability Resourcing System and a thorough understanding of Statewide Services processes and other allied support services for families and schools, will be highly regarded. In collaboration with the Manager Corporate Services, the Deputy Principal will be involved in human resource management of our increasing number of Education Assistants.
A significant responsibility of the Deputy Principal is to embed and maintain aspects of the school culture that promote positive relationships between students and staff, engaging parents and caregivers, in addition to the wider community in the educational work of the school.
Somerly PS provides a welcoming, friendly and caring learning environment where students are encouraged to model our key values of respect, responsibility and safety. We have dedicated and experienced staff who share a commitment to the school vision and values. We provide a strong foundation in literacy, numeracy, science, humanities and social sciences and technology. Our students engage in a well-rounded curriculum experience based on the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework.
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 Somerly Primary School can be found by visiting somerlyps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Louise Carroll, Principal by telephoning (08) 6206 4200 or emailing Louise.Carroll@education.wa.edu.au
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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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 Friday, 9 June 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED