Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP833962
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Boddington District High School (DHS) is looking for an inspiring and dedicated leader to join their leadership team as a Deputy Principal.
The Deputy Principal works collaboratively with the Leadership Team and teaching staff. It is desirable for the successful applicant to have had experience in working with staff from Kindergarten to Year 10 using processes that support school improvement. In collaboration with the Leadership Team, the Deputy Principal will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school values, ethos and priorities, and encouraging students, staff, parent’s community members and others to share ownership of the school’s vision and goals. We are looking for an experienced individual committed to achieving the best educational outcomes for our students. They should ideally have experience leading teacher quality, using evidence-based planning to improve learning outcomes and be able to work through complex situations in both a team environment and individually.
We are looking for applicants who possess excellent organisational skills, as well as highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to pay attention to detail and work cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment. Other desirable qualities would include a positive attitude and the ability to anticipate and adapt to change and demonstrate initiative, as well as actively supporting a strong culture of collegiality, integrity and high expectations. Boddington DHS has also implemented the Positive Behaviour Program built around the expected behaviours of Strive, Responsible and Considerate. The successful applicant will be expected to be a part of our PBS Team and knowledge of the PBS framework will be highly regarded.
In addition to these elements, the Deputy Principal should also possess extensive knowledge in whole school approaches to curriculum, data analysis, and the ability to successfully assist staff with identifying key areas of focus. The successful candidate will need to be able to build and maintain effective relationships throughout whilst developing a clear commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth of all staff. A strong understanding of student achievement data is also required in order to establishing clear systems to track student data and substantiate all improvements in student achievement.
At Boddington DHS we hold high expectations of the children and young people in our care – as well as of ourselves and our colleagues. As a school we continuously reflect on our performance, seek feedback on how we can improve, and work together to support change. Our aim is to create a school where every student experiences a sense of connectedness and belonging to the school community, of being known as an individual; and where staff care about every student’s overall progress and wellbeing. We believe that ‘Every student matters, Everyday’ at Boddington DHS and through working in partnership with our community all students will ‘learn, grow and succeed’.
Suitable applicants contribute to a positive team culture in a rural school and be flexible in the challenge of working in District High School.
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 Boddington District High School can be found by visiting www.boddingtondhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Scott George, A/Principal, by telephoning (08) 9884 2900 or emailing Scott.George@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Scott George on 0407 994 395
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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to five (5) 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 Thursday, 19 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.