Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP873055
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024
Forrestdale Primary School (PS) are seeking to employ a full time, permanent, Associate Principal to start Term 2, 2024.
Forrestdale PS has high expectations for student growth and achievement offering excellent educational opportunities for Kindergarten to Year 6 students. Located in Forrestdale, this semi-rural location is beginning to meet urban growth, with an expectation that our student and parent community will grow and reflect diverse cultural backgrounds.
As an Associate Principal, you will work with the Principal, focussing on diverse students' needs to; create and drive strategic directions and lead the development and review of Operational Plans. This will be based on analysing and responding to whole school data sources. The successful applicant should be an instructional leader who commits to developing Professional Learning Teams; ensuring curriculum and pedagogical development is current, research based, aligned with the Quality Teacher Strategy, and embedded in classrooms. They will ideally foster a culture of high expectations through the core Forrestdale PS values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.
In collaboration with the Principal and other members of the school leadership team, the Associate Principal role entails building capacity across the school by:
- Assisting with school’s Business Plan and Operational Plan implementation to ensure strategic directions and day to day whole school approaches are embedded in classrooms.
- Utilising data to enable teachers to plan within a Professional Learning Community.
- Supporting a culture of high expectations, collaboration, and professional growth so that high quality outcomes are achieved for all students.
- Working with the School Board, P&C, Class Liaison Parents and community organisations to improve student engagement and foster positive partnerships.
- Creating an environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and innovation.
- Overseeing NQS (National Quality Standard) across the school, with a focus in early childhood.
- Overseeing the Learning Support Coordinator role.
- Assisting the school's initiative to ensure a safe and supportive environment that develop student’s social and emotional health and wellbeing couple with a focus on student engagement and agency.
- Supporting the school to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories in curriculum planning, using the ACSF (Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework) to guide staff in creating a culturally responsive school.
- Engaging in Classroom Observation and Feedback processes used to strengthen quality teaching.
- Assisting with the allocation of financial and human resources so they are aligned to Business Plan priorities.
- Overseeing delegated Curriculum or School Priority Committees to ensure long and short-term strategies are implemented and monitored.
- Encouraging families to become active and connected to the school community.
- Overseeing Information Communication Technology infrastructure and support.
The successful applicant will ideally possess the following leadership attributes:
- Openness and capacity for learning
- Interpersonal acumen
- Drive to excel
The Forrestdale PS Business Plan supports the improvement drivers outlined in the Department of Education’s Strategic Directions for Schools.
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 Forrestdale Primary School can be found by visiting www.forrestdaleps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job-related information:
Please contact Paula Hooper, Principal by telephoning (08) 9397 8100 or emailing Paula.Hooper@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 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;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 19 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.