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Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 04/10/2022 - 03/10/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290253

Reference: 1290253

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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.

(g) Community Criterion

Demonstrated ability to maintain and further develop a school with a strong sense of family and community values, with an approach based on respectful relationships, structure and where the focus is on a happy, innovative and stimulating  learning environment.  

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Anakie Primary School is a small rural school located at the foothills of the Brisbane Ranges National Park, 30 minutes north of Geelong. The school has a mid socio economic demographic, with a Student Family Occupation (SFO) of 0.47. Established in 1877, the school has a proud history and an exciting future as part of the Anakie community. Student enrolment numbers have maintained over recent years and the school currently has an enrolment of 54 students across 3 multi age classrooms.  
The school is committed to providing high quality instruction within a supportive teaching and learning environment. The school values are - have RESPECT, be RESPONSIBLE, show RESILIENCE and aim for EXCELLENCE. The school is a community of learners who support and encourage each other to reach their personal goals and be the best they can be, in line with our school vision.  
Although a small school, Anakie Primary School prides itself on being able to offer a wide array of extra curricular opportunities to students. In addition to the core Victoria Curriculum, students may participate in the, MARC (Mobile Area Resource Centre) program, Lions Club Youth Ambassador Speech Night, Geelong College Challenge, Art Show or Concert, and events organised in partnership with the Moorabool Valley Association.  
Anakie Primary School has a strong and respectful partnership with parents and members of the Anakie community, and high levels of parent participation are encouraged. Parents have many opportunities to be involved in the school and their assistance is highly valued. The schools also offers an Out of School Hours Care service from 7.45- 8.45am, and 3.30-6.00pm from Monday to Friday to support our local families.  Anakie Primary School is continually evaluating student and school needs, planning future developments, and is dedicated to delivering high level teaching and learning opportunities to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students and school community. 

Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 04/10/2022 - 03/10/2027

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Karen Popple | 5284 1291

Principal-Range 2