Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP844490
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible twelve (12) month extension and/or permanency
Are you a dedicated and inspiring leader looking for a rewarding change?
Waggrakine Primary School (PS) is seeking a passionate and motivated leader to join our friendly team in the role of Deputy Principal to continue the momentum in leading Student Services
The successful applicant will ideally ensure these whole school priorities are implemented within and across the school through the effective and ethical allocation of resources. You should model inclusive practices so that students, staff and families are supported to access, engage and participate in all aspects of the school. You will ideally initiate and lead the review of school policies to support the management, engagement and full participation of students with disability, diagnosed or imputed, and ensure compliance with legislative and/or system policies. You would evaluate and revise reporting and accountability mechanisms in the school to meet the needs of students, parents/carers and colleagues. This includes, but is not exclusive to, students with disability, Attendance and Participation, behaviour management and school values.
The Deputy would, in consultation with the leadership team, be responsive in leading improvement, innovation and change in the Waggrakine PS context. The successful candidate will ideally be able to align the Department’s strategic direction to support the educational goals, vision and values of the school.
As one of the leaders in the school, you will contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the school self-assessment framework. Through this framework, you would assess the impact of change on others, providing opportunities for regular feedback, developing opportunities for robust professional conversations that lead to consensus and for development of individual and collective responsibility for implementing changes. The emphasis is on developing self and others.
You will ideally make the most effective use of technology for curriculum, management and operational priorities, including (but not exclusive to): recording, analysing and sharing information to monitor progress against school and identified cohort targets; reporting and through Connect, maximising the facilities to enhance participation and engagement of all audiences.
The successful applicant will ideally build and maintain positive relationships with the community and key stakeholders and support the school governing body.
In collaboration with the Principal, the Deputy Principal provides educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and establishing strong relationships with students, staff and the community. The successful applicant will ideally display high level skills and knowledge of the core primary curriculum areas, coaching, delivering professional learning and school operations. With 33% of our students identifying as Aboriginal, an awareness of cultural standards is also essential for the successful applicant.
The successful applicant will ideally have a sound knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support Tier 1 and Tier 2 and Classroom Management Instructional Strategies (CMIS) and be able to lead whole school strategies to support staff to meet Tier 1 requirements. With 13% of students with a diagnosed disability, an understanding of students with special needs (particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and trauma) and the evidence based programs to support these students, is highly desirable.
The successful applicant should effectively manage student behaviour through restorative practice processes as required. You will ideally be able to manage a range of operational duties including complex and challenging student behaviour, human resourcing and interagency support in what can sometimes be a dynamic and quickly changing environment. The successful applicant will ideally possess the ability to promote cohesive relationships amongst colleagues to foster a collaborative and supportive team approach within the school.
Through an inclusive and engaging curriculum, staff at Waggrakine PS will tailor learning to meet the needs of every child. We aim to provide all students with the skills to be a life-long learner. Our students enjoy happy classrooms, creative open spaces, nature playgrounds and 21st century learning using high quality technologies. As an Independent Public School, we value community involvement and welcome parents as partners in education, believing that by maximising parent input and communication, we increase opportunities for our students to reach their potential.
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 Waggrakine Primary School can be found by visiting waggrakineps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Melanie Sutherland, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9968 1800 or emailing Melanie.Hancock@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Melanie Sutherland on 0417917824.
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 statement of no more than four (4) pages 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 Tuesday, 26 September 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.