02605


Principal - Gold Creek School
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 08 March 2021

Classification: School Leader A 3
Salary: $194,304 plus superannuation
Position No: 02605
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 18 February 2021
Contact Officer: Judith Hamilton on judith.hamilton@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 3313


Details: Reporting to the Director School Improvement, North/Gungahlin the principal will lead a consistent approach to learning and teaching across the school. As the leader of the school’s executive team, the principal will collaboratively develop and lead the strategic direction of the school using a distributive model to build the capabilities and effectiveness of the leadership team and staff.

The principal will continue to lead the school’s improvement agenda for the school, grounded in evidence from contemporary research and practice and expressed in terms of improvements in measurable student outcomes. With students at the centre, strategic priorities include data informed practice, strengthen pedagogical practices with a particular focus on literacy, personalised learning, and inquiry leaning. The school continues its journey to embed evidence-based teaching practices to address the learning and wellbeing needs of individual students, including high achieving students, and has a strong focus on equity and inclusion.

The leadership team supports teacher-initiated action as evidenced through school wide Action Learning Teams which are driven by the school's improvement plans. The appointed principal will work to build the capability of all teachers through the development of a culture of continuous professional improvement that includes Professional Learning Communities, linking collaborative planning and data to improve student outcomes and mentoring and coaching arrangements across the school in line with ACT Education Directorate Future of Education strategy.

The school’s Annual Action Plans, Annual School Board Reports, School Review Reports and current School Improvement Plan are available on the school website and may provide further information.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Prior to commencing in this role a minimum of four years full time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification; a current full teaching registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) (or eligibility for teacher registration with the ACT TQI) and a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804 .

Note: The committee may ask questions about how you have handled previous situations or tasks involving similar capabilities to those of the position, the results achieved, your reflections and approach to the outcome. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Applicants with specific requirements to enable access to, or participation in, the interview process should inform the Contact Officer prior to interview.

How to Apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae (two pages), statement of claims based on the leadership capabilities outlined in the application package (maximum six pages) and contact information for two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

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