Principal - Giralang Primary School
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 14 August 2020

Classification: School Leader A 1
Salary: $168,315 plus superannuation
Position No: 04080
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 30 July 2020
Contact Officer: Kris Willis on Kris.Willis@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 1555

Details:The Education Directorate is seeking a dynamic School Leader to build on the strong community partnerships and engagement at Giralang Primary School.

Giralang Primary School is built on a strong foundation of equity and inclusion. As the leader of the school’s executive team you will work collaboratively to develop and lead the strategic direction of the school to build the capabilities and effectiveness of the leadership and teaching teams. The appointed Principal will lead a consistent approach to learning and teaching with a focus on building on the extensive base of curriculum expertise.

Giralang Primary School focuses on the academic, physical, social and emotional development of students while maintaining high expectations for student’s learning and interaction with others. The school delivers strong academic achievement, in an environment where learning is supported by skilled and inspired staff and strong community involvement, and students are empowered to achieve their personalised learning goals.

Student literacy and numeracy is an ongoing priority at Giralang Primary School, with an emphasis on further embedding the consistency of data informed decision making, and beliefs and practices across the school. Giralang Primary School is committed to building and strengthening partnerships with the school community that are focused on maintaining and deepening the school’s community of learning.

For a deeper understanding about the school’s individual context please examine the school’s Annual Action Plan, Annual School Board Report, School Review Report and School Improvement Plan which can be found on the school website.

Key Duties: The new Principal will ensure the needs of all students are met in a timely way through the strategic use of resources, teams and the Education Support Office. With a strong focus on equity and inclusion, you will lead a consistent approach to learning across the school, ensuring there is a quality teacher in every classroom. As the leader of the school’s executive team, you will collaboratively develop and assist in leading the strategic direction of the school using a distributive model to build the capabilities and effectiveness of the leadership and teaching teams. You will also manage the school within legislative requirements and in accordance with system and school board policies. Providing professional leadership in all aspects of the school's operations and promote the overall educational welfare of students.

The Education Directorates Priorities: ACT Public Schools value innovative, student focussed leaders who lead school communities that are welcoming, dynamic, inclusive, culturally safe and meet the needs of all students. Successful leaders in the Directorate will be people focussed, have a strong commitment to the wellbeing of staff, students and families, and be capable of leading learning environments where all children and young people experience success, and where every teacher is empowered as an innovative learning professional to deliver high quality, engaging and differentiated learning experiences.

The ACT Public School System is growing at pace with a growing city. We are responding to meet the needs of our dynamic Canberra community through the ACT Government’s Future of Education Strategy to develop students who have the skills and abilities to succeed in a rapidly changing world - https://www.education.act.gov.au/our-priorities/future-of-education.

The execution of this ambitious agenda requires dynamic, flexible and innovative leaders who understand the challenges facing contemporary school leaders including the complexity, opportunity and challenges experienced by young people, and can ensure greater student voice and agency with increasingly personalised learning. Successful leaders in the ACT will understand that our people are our greatest resource, that we are a leading learning organisation, where people know they matter and to this end all staff are engaged as learners in quality feedback and professional engagement as part of their daily experience at work. Where all staff understand the impact, they have both individually and collectively on student achievement and feel empowered and supported in their own professional growth and development.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: A minimum of four years full time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification. Current professional teaching registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) (or eligibility to obtain). Prior to commencing this role, 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 process may be used to fill short term acting arrangements for other roles that may become available within the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Interested applicants in leading this Canberra public should provide curriculum vitae (two pages), statement of claimsbased on the leadership capabilities outlined in the application package (maximum six pages) and contact information for two referees.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact the Contact Officer. In your application, we want to learn about the impact your leadership has had on improving outcomes for students, and what makes you the best person to be the next Principal of Giralang Primary School.

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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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