Assistant Principal-Range 1

Job posted: 27/06/2024
Applications close: 24/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North West Region | Charlton

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1422296

Reference: 1422296

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Charlton

Selection Criteria

Educational leadership

(i)        Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

(ii)       Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

(b)       Financial, managerial and administrative ability

(i)        Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

(c)        Planning, policy and program development and review

(i)        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 students

(i)        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 skills

(i)        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.


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant 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, assistant 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.  Assistant 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 assistant 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 assistant 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

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

Boort District P-12 School is located approximately 100km Northwest of Bendigo. The school has an expected student enrolment of 190 in 2024. The school builds on the strong academic results of both senior and junior students and enjoys strong community support.

The school draws students from a wide geographic area with many coming from farms. Victorian Curriculum operates across P-10 and literacy programs support students in the early years.  The school maintains a broad curriculum in the later years with VCE and VET (including the Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate) offered to students from Years 10-12.  This is possible as Boort District School is a member of the North Central Cluster Network which provides the majority of VET and some of the Vocational Major subjects at the Trade Training Centre in Charlton.  Cluster schools work cooperatively in sharing video conferencing for VCE subjects which ensures a comprehensive range of VCE subjects that cater for all students.  

Vision Statement            

Our vision is to empower our students and staff to work together to become active and valued community members. We provide a safe and supportive learning environment which fosters independent, resilient lifelong learners.

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our school actively promotes 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. The school¿s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school¿s website.

 Beliefs and Values

Ø  Thinking creatively and independently.


Ø  Acting with integrity and honesty.


Ø  Showing tolerance and respect for others.


Ø  Displaying a sense of fairness.


Ø  Acting in a safe and respectable manner.


Ø  Pursuing excellence in all areas.


Ø  Developing resilience within individuals

Students participate in an extensive range of cultural, academic and sporting activities including visiting performances, drama workshops, school productions, camps and excursions, public speaking and inter-school sport.

Boort District P-12 School is committed to consultation, principles of democratic management and forward planning. Open discussion on areas of school policy reflects this commitment.

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all School activities and to become partners with teachers in developing positive educational outcomes for their children. BDS will provide students with the opportunity to become independent, caring, and community-minded citizens.


Assistant Principal-Range 1

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025

Job classification:

Assistant Principal-Range 1


Todd Woodfine | 03 5455 2201

Assistant Principal-Range 1