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Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1277983

Reference: 1277983

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

Selection Criteria

SC1. 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. 

 

SC2. Financial, managerial and administrative ability

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

 

SC3. 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 of Education and Training policies to a high level. 

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning. 

 

SC4. 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. 

 

SC5. 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.

Role

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.

Responsibilities

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;

The specific portfolio of this position will be determined by both the experience of the successful applicant, and balancing the skill sets of the Principal Class team.

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • Candidates are advised that the key selection criteria must be addressed. Visit http://www.careers.vic.gov.au/vacancies/tips-for-applying for guidelines and tips for applying for government positions and addressing key selection criteria.
  • Applicants wishing to find out more specific information about the role please contact Sarah Rose, Principal, through the College email address: gisborne.sc@education.vic.gov.au.

VIT LANTITE

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Gisborne Secondary College is a large, stand alone, Year 7-12 College with an enrolment of just over 1100 students. Our large catchment area covers the Macedon Ranges, north-west of Melbourne. Over 70% of our students travel to school by bus and the College is an important social focal point for students from different towns of the region.

Our school has an incredibly strong pathways and transition program, supporting close to 70 VCE units of study each year, over 50 School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeships, and numerous VET programs. A comprehensive VCAL program operates, with excellent outcomes for the students involved.

We have also established an excellent reputation in the Performing Arts, a program supported by our superb Performing Arts Centre.

The College aims to ensure that individuals feel safe, secure and supported in their learning within a large cohort. We are seen by the community as having a strong focus on student wellbeing and have strong links to local support agencies.

Staff work together in Professional Learning Teams dedicated to building teacher capacity and improving student outcomes at all levels.

Other key features of the College include:

  • A new instructional Framework developed by the College (LEARN), which includes a strong focus on evidence-based HITS.
  • Year 7 and 8 Learning Centres
  • A specific Year 9 Program designed to lift engagement and develop adult-like responsibilities
  • A three-year Senior School Program that allows all students to accelerate across year levels, and ensures students are better prepared for the challenges of senior school qualifications.
  • An extensive VET program, including: Building & Construction, Business, Engineering, Automotive, Creative Digital Media, Music Tech Production, Equine Studies, and Electrical Industry. 
  • A strong vocational program including access to School Based Apprenticeship and the HeadStart program.
  • A strong careers development and pathways program
  • A Double-court Gymnasium, in joint use with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, valued at $4m
  • The 216-seat Barcham Theatre housed within the new performing arts complex, refurbished at a cost of $1.3m.
  • A 1:1 ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Computer program that provides for computer connectivity for all students across all year levels.
Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2027

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Sarah Rose | 03 5428 3691

Assistant Principal-Range 2