The Vice-Principal plays a pivotal leadership role in supporting the achievement of school priorities and programs as outlined in the Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plans. In 2016 there are 13 Leading Teacher positions designed to cover most of the key initiatives being undertaken across the School.The School is committed to a common documented curriculum, based on teachers’ planning and evaluation. There is a very strong history of curriculum and instructional practice innovation and a strong culture of promoting and providing professional learning to enhance student outcomes. In addition to drawing on research based and successful strategies there is an emphasis on sharing excellent practice.Professional learning Teams further support this work.Teacher coaches work alongside other teachers providing professional growth in areas such as literacy, numeracy.The School places significant emphasis on student connectedness to school, particularly focussing on attendance, along with wellbeing structures to support students and provide pathways options.
A. Educational leadershipI. Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school.II. Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.
B. Financial, managerial and administrative abilityI. Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.
C. Planning, policy and program development and reviewI. Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.II. Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.III. An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.
D. Leadership of staff and studentsI. A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.II. A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.
E. Interpersonal and communication skillsI. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.II. Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.III. An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.
F. School Specific CriteriaI. A demonstrated ability to effectively use data to challenge and support best teaching and learning practice to improve student learning outcomes across the School.RoleThe assistant principal reports directly to the principal.Vice-principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program. In exercising the responsibility, Vice-principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget. Vice-principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve Vice-principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.Typically Vice-principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.
Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:- supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;- allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;- supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;- management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;- responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;- contribute to the overall management of the school;
Who May Apply:
principles which provide a basis for working productively within the School. The principles apply to all of our people and everything that we do.
They require that we: Deliver quality results Work collaboratively Behave ethically Respect and value others Develop self and others
Please ensure that your application includes: -
A resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers). A section addressing the selection criteria. Names and contact numbers of three referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application. Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with our school policy, should we do this we shall advise you that we have done so.
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