Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP845928
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024 with possible extension and/or permanency
Narrogin Senior High School (NSHS) is seeking a strategic, dynamic and innovative leader to join our executive leadership team in the position of Associate Principal.
About the Role
A main focus will be Quality Teaching and Learning. This role will be well suited to an exemplary and high performing secondary leader who has a strong track record in managing change in developing a culture of reflection, collaboration and innovation in the classroom.
As an integral member of the executive leadership team, you will lead and develop innovative solutions; establish and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with stakeholders, and build a culture of professional excellence with leaders, teachers and allied staff so that students are future-ready and able to contribute effectively in the wider community.
The suitable applicant will have demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving exceptional educational outcomes for all students: student engagement is our priority. Ideally these skills will see you negotiate effectively and develop and maintain strong relationships with staff and students. As the successful applicant you would establish a performance and development culture through a deep understanding of how to coach beginning and experienced staff and build their confidence to explore and excel in cultivating their practices. Maintaining an efficient timetable and allocating human resources including relief will be extremely advantageous considering this is an operational task associated to this role.
The successful applicant would lead the school’s Quality Teaching and Learning priority. Ideally you will be an expert in current pedagogical research and the role that leaders play in transforming learning. You will lead a team of staff to embed and review the school’s Teaching and Learning Framework that supports best practice.
With a school-wide focus on student achievement, you will identify and implement professional learning opportunities for staff that are aligned with school learning plans and NSHS priorities. Through the provision of regular and effective feedback, you should review, monitor and motivate staff to keep their skills current through the use of research and new technologies.
The successful applicant will lead and support other leaders and staff to enact the school’s vision and mobilise key priorities of the NSHS Strategic Plan. As a highly visible leader, you will exhibit a love of learning and a growth mindset. Currency in contemporary understanding of leading school improvement, change initiatives and the ability to effectively use evidence-based data to inform decision-making should underpin your successful practice. As a highly successful instructional leader, you will ideally possess strong professional knowledge to lead quality differentiation of curriculum, learning and assessment that reflect contemporary pedagogical research and practices so that our students are equipped with 21st century skills.
The successful applicant will exhibit a broad skillset with the capacity to provide leadership in the key domains of Curriculum and Quality Teaching and Learning accompanied by overseeing Lower School. The successful applicant should possess appropriate knowledge and transferable skills that would allow them to lead the other portfolios as needed.
Creating and promoting an environment conducive to active and positive learning, and which caters for different student learning needs, is essential. In addition, the ability to engage students using a range of instructional approaches, knowledge of effective classroom management strategies and restorative practices will be considered favourably.
Narrogin SHS is an Independent Public School and situated in the heart of Western Australia's rich agricultural area and with over 650 students we are the largest Senior High School in the region, with three local feeder primary schools and TAFE that work closely with the school. Narrogin is a major service and educational centre approximately two hours drive (193 km) from Perth and has the convenience of a country town with the benefits of a regional city. The hinterland is a farming area, with grain and wool production the major primary activities. The town’s motto Love the Life is true to form with many activities and events for everyone to enjoy. Appointed applicants are eligible for subsidised quality housing and relocation costs.
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 Narrogin Senior High School can be found by visiting www.nshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Sandii Stankovic, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9881 9300 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Sandii Stankovic on 0414 345 292.
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:
- No more than a four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements addressing in context of the role and business needs of the school.
- A CV of up to three (3) 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, 3 November 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.