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Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278798

Reference: 1278798

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

(a) Vision and values

Demonstrated capacity to create a shared vision, define and gain acceptance of school goals and set and communicate expectations for effective performance.

(b) Teaching and Learning

Demonstrated ability to manage the quality of teaching and create a positive culture of challenge, support and collaboration.

(c) Improvement, Innovation and Change

Demonstrated capacity to produce and implement clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies and lead innovation and change.

(d) Management

Demonstrated capacity to ensure that the school’s human, physical and financial resources are efficiently allocated and managed.

(e) Development

Demonstrated capacity to create a professional learning community that is focused on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, supporting all staff to achieve high standards and commitment to their own learning and wellbeing.

(f) Engagement

Demonstrated capacity to develop positive relationships with students, parents/families and the local community and participate in and contribute to system-level activities.

Role

The role of the principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department and the school community.


At the same time, the principal, as executive officer of the school council, must ensure that adequate and appropriate advice is provided to the council on educational and other matters, that the decisions of the council are implemented and that adequate support and resources are provided for the conduct of council meetings.

Responsibilities

The principal is accountable for the overall management and development of the school within statewide guidelines and Government policies. A clear set of accountabilities, which distinguish their work from other members of the Teaching Service and the education community are set out in detail in the contract of employment.

The core accountabilities of all principals are to:

  • ensure the delivery of a comprehensive education program to all students
  • be executive officer of the school council.
  • establish and manage financial systems in accordance with the Department and school council requirements.
  • represent the Department in the school and the local community.
  • implement decisions of the school council.
  • contribute to system-wide activities, including policy and strategic planning and development.
  • manage and integrate the resources available to the school.
  • appropriately involve staff, students and the community in the development, implementation and review of school policies, programs and operations.
  • report to the Department, school community, parents and students on the achievements of the school and of individual students as appropriate.

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

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

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.

VAPA Requirement

To be eligible for appointment as a principal a person must either already be a Principal or have met the Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment (VAPA) requirement as follows:

  • For principal positions advertised between 1 August 2021 and 31 December 2021 a person will be required to have registered to undertake the VAPA before being appointed to a principal position.
  • For principal positions advertised on or after from 1 January 2022 a person must have completed the VAPA and be provided with a statement of readiness before they can be appointed to a principal position.

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

Carrington Primary School is located in Knoxfield, within the City of Knox, approximately 27 kilometres from the Melbourne Central Business District. The school was opened in 1994 after a merger between Knoxfield PS and Scoresby Heights PS. As a small school we provide our students with a safe, engaging and inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected and where everyone knows they belong. This connectedness to school and community is the cornerstone of our positive learning culture here at Carrington. The school provides an educational environment where students strive to achieve their personal best in all learning areas; academically, physically, socially and emotionally. We place an extremely high priority on providing our students with the skills, understandings and behaviours to be able to establish and sustain, positive and respectful relationships with their peers, parents and teachers
The school grounds include an indoor multi-purpose hall, three main buildings including the Building the Education Revolution building. The grounds include two separate adventure playgrounds, a basketball court, netball court and an oval. There are three separate play areas. The school also has a chicken coup.


VISION:
• Carrington Primary school aims to provide a dynamic and engaging learning environment that promotes the growth of socially competent students who perform to their personal best.


MISSION:
• Carrington Primary school will provide: optimal academic and personal learning experiences to meet the demands of the 21st century, quality teaching, connectedness to the wider community and authentic experiences to develop the knowledge and appreciation of living sustainably.


VALUES:
• At Carrington Primary School we value:
o Personal Best - Doing everything possible to make the best choice every step of the way and try your best.
o Respect - You care about yourself, others and the community. Showing respect includes things like caring enough about yourself and others and treating people with courtesy.
o Inclusivity - All people, have the right to be respected and appreciated as valuable members of the community regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or health care needs.
o Determination - Trying very hard to reach goals that you have set for yourself and never giving up.
o Empathy - Feeling other people's pain or joy--It's putting ourselves in someone else's shoes, where we understand and share what they are feeling.

Principal-Range 2

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Sue Hartley | 03 9763 9600

Principal-Range 2