Assistant Principal-Range 1 (Assistant Principal-Range 1)

Job posted: 12/02/2024
Applications close: 25/02/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/04/2024 - 14/04/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1401660

Reference: 1401660

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

· Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school.

· Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.


SC2 Financial, managerial, and administrative ability

· Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.


SC3 Planning, policy and program development and review

· Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

· Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

· An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.


SC4 Leadership of staff and students

· A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

· 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.


SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

· Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group, and community contexts

· Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity

· An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.



· Demonstrated capacity to effectively monitor and evaluate the impact of the curriculum to improve student outcome.


The Foundation Assistant Principal role:

We are looking for a unique person who will fit in as part of our developing team. That person will be a strong leader who is motivated, dedicated and hard working. The successful applicant will work as part of the Leadership Team, managing processes and procedures across the school and making key decisions for the establishment and growth of a new school.

The role of the Foundation Assistant Principal will include:

- working collaboratively with the principal to consult with the community as required to make key decisions for the establishment of the new school

- building a whole-of-school culture of excellence and inclusion within the educational rationale for our new school

- developing and shaping a vision for learning and designing a framework for pedagogical approaches which maximise the opportunities presented by the inclusive and contemporary learning spaces

- designing a school curriculum and assessment and reporting procedures that will support the achievement of the school¿s vision and values, including its focus on excellence and inclusion

- selecting and employing staff with the expertise, skills and mindset to ensure the school¿s vision of excellence and inclusion is achieved

- providing appropriate support for staff who are inspired to work collaboratively with the principal, the staff and community to refine and implement the school¿s vision once in operation

- proactively engaging with the local community to develop processes and systems which set the foundations for the new school to become a community focused space that links families

and children to services and support, provides learning opportunities and builds a vibrant supportive community.

- developing a strategic approach to the professional learning of staff and the ongoing development of the school¿s culture of inclusion as it grows

- establishing relationships with other stakeholders such as local schools, kinders, Melton Council, to support and learn from each other

- making any reasonable adjustments as requested by a student or parent/carer in accordance with the school¿s legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992

- working collaboratively with the principal to select furniture, inclusive equipment, assistive technology and ICT equipment that supports the school¿s vision for learning and ensures the design intent of the learning spaces is realized and that all students are catered for

- working collaboratively with the principal to establish financial and IT systems in accordance with the Department and school council requirements

- other tasks as required


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

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the department's exemplar available at:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the department values is available at:



To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

Are you ready to contribute to a dynamic team that is building the future of education in the Brookfield area? If you are, this could be the role for you.

Location Profile

Binap Primary School is a new school in Melbourne¿s western growth corridor, located in the suburb of Brookfield. Our school will provide the right applicant with an exciting opportunity to support the principal and work as part of the team that establishes the school and builds culture, learning excellence and connection to community from the ground up.

Binap Primary School has been built as part of the Victorian Government¿s commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026.

- Binap Primary School opened on day 1 of term 1, 2024.

- The school is located at 91 Grand Scenic Drive, Brookfield, 3338.

- Binap Primary School has a capacity to enrol up to 575 students, including approximately 50 places for young people with specialist needs. Our current enrolment is approximately 220 students. - The school is a supported inclusion school, which is a mainstream school with additional facilities designed to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability.

Our Vision and Values

Our best. Every day.


Our vision is to ensure that everyone at the school gives their best every day so that when our students leave our school they do so as well educated, global citizens. Our students will be curious, critical and creative thinkers and learners and will be positive, active members of their community.


Binap Primary School¿s mission is to provide students with the best possible foundation in life through a comprehensive education so that they can develop the necessary skills to succeed in society.

We believe that every member of our school community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Our community can expect the best from the staff at the school every day and we expect them to give their best in return.






We belong to our school and to our community. We value diversity and difference and we do our best to make sure that everyone who is part of our school knows that they belong here and that together we will achieve. We care for ourselves and for our community and we give back to our community.

We strive for excellence by doing the best that we can every day, individually and together.

In our learning. In the way we act and behave. In the way we treat ourselves, others, our environment and our community.

When we have self-respect, we know that we can do our best at all times. Having respect for ourselves also means that we respect others and value their uniqueness. We also respect our community and the environment.

We trust ourselves and others and we are honest and act with integrity. We do the best that we can to keep our word and to hold ourselves, and others, accountable for their words and actions.

Assistant Principal-Range 1 (Assistant Principal-Range 1)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/04/2024 - 14/04/2029

Job classification:

Assistant Principal-Range 1


Ms Jean Bentley | 03 8000 5050

Assistant Principal-Range 1 (Assistant Principal-Range 1)