Assistant Principal - Middle School (Assistant Principal-range 1)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 5/24/2019

Location Profile

Edgars Creek Secondary College is a new school located in Epping North/Wollert. Edgars Creek Secondary College is providing students from Year 7 – 12 with the opportunity to access world-class educational facilities. It is a co-educational school that will form part of a wider education and community precinct, which along with the secondary college will include a primary school, a community activity centre and a council reserve. The College is now in its second year with over 230 year 7 and 8 students, It will grow year level by year level with the first Year 12 cohort in 2023.

The school has a state-of-the-art STEM building, with a series of science labs, flexible break-out spaces, and material tech and digital technology learning spaces. The spaces have been specifically designed to cater for contemporary teaching and learning approaches with a focus on interdisciplinary project-based learning in the areas of design, technology and the sciences. Edgars Creek Secondary College also includes an additional two-storey administration and library resource centre. Edgars Creek Secondary College is designed to be a school that is an important piece of community infrastructure with its facilities being used in the future for the delivery of both educational programs and community projects.

Vision:

Edgars Creek Secondary College is a school that provides all young people with the opportunities to be passionate about learning, innovative and creative with their learning while developing a strong sense of community and global responsibility.

Mission:

Edgars Creek Secondary College is to provide an educational experience that will not just prepare students for future pathways in the 21st Century but stimulate students to see the possibilities for innovation and inspire them to create their own unique opportunities for the future be it through further education, training or business enterprises.

Aim:

Edgars Creek Secondary College aims to equip all young people with the skills and capabilities they need for economic, social and cultural success in the 21st century. The personalized learning needs of all young people will be catered for via a highly differentiated curriculum. This will be supported by the use of evolving technologies, collaborative and problem-based learning and strong literacy and numeracy core skills. Students will build their skills, self-confidence, leadership abilities and community spirit through a rigorous, but rich and varied curricular and co-curricular program.

Expectation:

At Edgars Creek Secondary College the expectation is that all teachers are committed to collaborating and in a multidisciplinary way while working in a professional learning community. All teachers are expected to develop and/or demonstrate a deep understanding of the College’s pedagogy (high impact teaching strategies; the work of Hattie and Marzano; data analysis) and the ability to action the Victorian curriculum while contributing to curriculum documentation to ensure the delivery of a guaranteed and viable curriculum. It is an expectation and requirement that all teachers will embrace the School Wide Positive Behaviour framework that focuses on teaching and re-teaching all students, behaviour expectations and routines.


Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational Leadership

  • Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  • 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 criterion

  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and contribute to the establishment of a Middle School (Years 7–9 ) Program focused on improving student outcomes.

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;


Who May Apply

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


EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

Please note Edgars Creek Secondary College reserves the right to contact colleagues other than those listed as referees.

A tour is available with College Principal, Joanne Camozzato on Monday, June 3rd at 5:00pm.Please register by emailing edgars.creek.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Please note start date is negotiable.


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

Program Benefits
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