Department of Education
North Metropolitan Education Region
Burns Beach Primary School
Deputy Principal
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP682585 

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Are you a passionate and inspiring leader?

Burns Beach Primary School (PS) (planning name) is seeking an enthusiastic, professional, positive and dedicated Deputy Principal to take on an integral role in our leadership team.

Burns Beach PS (planning name) will open in 2022 to students from Kindergarten to Year 6.  The successful applicant will support the principal to establish a school environment that excels in the way it cares for its students, and their families, developing positive relationships and partnerships with students, staff and the broader school community. You will possess excellent interpersonal acumen and be an innovative and strategic thinker.

The successful applicant will be required to promote, model and maintain high expectations and, in collaboration with the principal, will lead whole school approaches in teaching, learning and instruction, as well as student services, for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Importantly, you will lead and support others to create the conditions to continually enhance the quality of teaching and learning, resulting in improved student outcomes.

The successful applicant will work closely with the leadership team to develop a clearly articulated strategic direction that is informed by extensive and rigorous data analysis, is evidence based, and is focussed on continually improving students’ academic, social, and emotional progress. You will effectively support a nuanced balance of explicit teaching and play-based learning in the early years and will support and lead a clearly defined lesson design across all phases of learning, ensuring effective student engagement.

The ability to establish genuine, positive and caring relationships with our students is paramount. Knowledge, understanding and experience in leading Positive Behaviour Support, Classroom Management Strategies (CMS), instructional strategies, Social-Emotional Learning, support of Students at Educational Risk (SAER), Special Education Needs (SEN) planning and, coaching, mentoring and working as part of a professional learning community is essential. The successful applicant will be culturally responsive and respect and celebrate diversity.

Experience in, and knowledge of, leading Early Childhood Education (ECE) including the National Quality Standards (NQS) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is highly desirable. The ability to lead, support and manage Information Communications Technology (ICT) would be highly regarded. The successful applicant will ideally possess the following personal attributes; you will be caring; optimistic; self-reflective; have a sense of humour, and; possess a desire to see all students succeed.

At Burns Beach PS we understand the importance of every child having a strong sense of belonging, and feeling safe and valued. We will ensure that each and every student will be known by all staff and will feel strongly connected to their peers, their teachers, and the school environment. We will provide a strong pastoral care approach that supports the social and emotional health and wellbeing of all our students.

Students are at the heart of everything we do at Burns Beach PS. Our school makes a front and centre commitment to make a difference in the learning and lives of all our students. We are focused on excellence in student achievement and continued improvement. We have high expectations of all who contribute to the Burns Beach Primary School (planning name) community and will encourage and grow our students' natural sense of curiosity and enthusiasm. Our staff will provide highly engaging and challenging teaching and learning programs in a classroom environment of care, trust, and respect.

We welcome our families and highly value their contributions to their child's education. We understand the integral role our families have played, and will continue to play, in the successes and achievements of their children. We will develop strong and authentic partnerships with our families and the broader school community and ensure that our school culture is reflective of the values held by the Burns Beach community.

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 Burns Beach Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Trudy Burke, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9285 3600 or emailing  A copy of the Burns Beach PS (planning name) Prospectus will be provided upon request.

Application Instructions

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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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.


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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three 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 Monday, 17 May 2021.




WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Burns Beach
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-17 4:30 PM