Department of Education
Kimberley Education Region
Kimberley Schools Project
Principal - Kimberley Schools Project
Salary will be determined by the recommended applicant's substantive School Administrator level under SEA GA 2017
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE671459
This is an eighteen (18) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible eighteen (18) month extension
The Kimberley Schools Project (the Project) is a collaboration between the Department of Education, Catholic Education Western Australia, the Association of Independent Schools Western Australia, and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development which is inclusive of consultation with the Kimberley Development Commission.
It is a five year, $25 million Royalties for Regions funded project designed to customise, intensify and better support the existing strategies to accelerate all children’s learning, and in particular, Aboriginal students’ progress in Kimberley schools and communities.
The Project is seeking a dynamic, experienced principal with an excellent understanding of explicit teaching approaches to literacy and numeracy and who can realise a unique opportunity and lead this exciting, cross-sectoral project designed to address the complexity and challenges of the context in which Kimberley schools operate.
The Principal, Kimberley Schools Project will:
Lead a team of program coordinators who will provide public, independent and Catholic Kimberley schools with the resources, shoulder-to-shoulder support, and coaching and mentoring required to implement the Targeted Teaching pillar of the Project.
Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with school leadership teams and provide a consultancy service, expert advice and coaching on the development of Whole-school approaches to improving student achievement and student and community engagement.
Be an integral member of the Kimberley Schools Project leadership team;
allocating resources, monitoring the quality and effectiveness of programs and services and ensuring that project outcomes are achieved within agreed timeframes.
Have an appreciation and understanding of the challenges in teaching in regional and remote schools.
The Principal, Kimberley Schools Project is based in Broome and will require extensive travel between participating schools.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
For further job related information:
Please contact Paul Bridge, Director of Education, by telephoning (08) 9192 0800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 10 May 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-10 4:30 PM
A strong public education system is the cornerstone of every successful society. We provide high quality education for children and young people throughout Western Australia, helping them reach their full potential.
We have more than 800 schools in communities across our State – in bustling city and regional centres and in some of the most remote parts of the world. Comprehensive schools, selective schools and education support schools. As our population grows, we're building new schools and developing state-of-the-art facilities for children to learn in. Modern schools using the latest and emerging technologies.
Each school, like each community, is distinctive. Parents and communities play a key role in creating a unique ethos for their school. They help shape the school's directions. The principal selects the best teachers and support staff for the school and funding is driven by the learning needs of students.