Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318169

Reference: 1318169

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.

SC6 - Local criteria

  • Lead and model, in collaboration with the Principal, the learning and wellbeing practices of the school, and demonstrate an ability to work effectively as an accountable member of a collaborative leadership team.


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

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

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


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

Vision: Wyndham Park Primary School's purpose is to empower all members of our School Community to grow academically, socially and emotionally through living the school's motto of Aspire, Learn & Achieve.


Values: Wyndham Park Primary School has committed to our School Wide Positive Behaviours values of Respect, Responsibility and Safety. These values are at the core of the positive culture at our school. We have high expectations that out students and community will grow to their full potential and become active citizens and lifelong learners prepared for success in an ever-changing world.



Wyndham Park Primary School, established in 2011, is a dynamic place of learning located in the suburb of Werribee on the outskirts of western Melbourne. Our modern facilities, situated in the Wyndham Park Precinct alongside the Wyndham Park Community Centre, and Wyndham Park Kinder, allow us to provide educational experiences that prioritise the development of strong Literacy and Numeracy skills. These educational experiences are underpinned by a holistic and trauma informed approach to wellbeing, engagement and inclusion. We promote excellence in teaching and learning while developing students socially, emotionally and cognitively. We strongly encourage student voice and agency.


Our students and families come from a broad range of cultural backgrounds. As a result, we place great importance on our strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) program supported by a number of Multi-cultural Educational Aides, EAL teacher, and a Community Hub Coordinator who work together to support students, strengthen home school partnerships, encourage parental engagement in students learning, and support families to see the school as a welcoming place where they are valued and supported.


Annually our average enrolments number approximately 400 students. Due to ongoing and sustained enrolment pressure we had implemented the Department of Education’s Enrolment Management Plan, which is consistent with the priority placement order in the enrolment policy. This means that no students are enrolled from outside the designated neighbourhood area (DNA) unless they are siblings of students attending the school in the same year.


At Wyndham Park Primary School, we have 17 classes across 4 learning communities. Within these learning communities we have established multi-age grade structures as follows - Yrs 1/2, Yrs 3/4 and Yrs 5/6. The exception to this are our Foundation classes which are a single age group to ensure a positive transition from Kinder to Primary School. In addition to our multi aged grades we offer exciting specialist programs which includes Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Spanish classes.


Our classroom instructional practices are aligned with the Department of Education’s Framework for School Improvement (FISO) Teaching and Learning Model, enabling us to provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum that engages students in intellectually challenging work responding to their differentiated learning needs.


To facilitate these high-quality learning experiences and opportunities, we have a highly motivated and professional staff comprising of School Leaders, Teachers, Education Support Staff and Volunteers. Together our staff work in Professional Learning Communities, School Improvement Teams and Administration Teams to deliver our educational program and associated support programs.


We utilise a wide range of Information Technology resources in our classroom and specialist programs to support and enhance teaching and learning. Our primary online learning platform is Seesaw and this is also used as a significant communication portal between school and home. In addition to Seesaw we use Xuno which is a web-based school management platform for assessment and reporting purposes, as well as student information data, student behaviour and wellbeing tracking and SMS communication with school community members.


Our school has an extensive Social and Emotional Learning curriculum (Respectful Relationships), supports and interventions. We base all that we do on the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Framework (SWPBS), which is complimented by our trauma informed practices, developed from the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). The School Wellbeing team includes our Assistant Principal, Mental Health and Well Being Co-Ordinator, School Counsellor, Family Engagement and Support Worker and a Behaviour and Social Skills Intervention teacher. In addition to this we have the support of allied health professionals including a visiting Psychologist and Speech Pathologists.


It is our intention that our students will experience their classrooms as invigorating and inspiring environments, places they look forward to going to and places they do not want to leave. It is also our intention that they will come to know themselves as lifelong learners, and that they will come to love the process of learning itself, by making it their own.


Welcome to Wyndham Park Primary School.


Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


John Eskander | 03 9741 4549

Assistant Principal-Range 2