Job ID: 1238864
Location: Sunbury College
Department: Sunbury College
Role Type: Principal
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Principal-Range 5
Apply By: 10/03/2021
Begin Date: 01/24/2022
End Date: 01/23/2027
Contact Name: Fiona Rankin
Phone: 03 9744 1066
School Website: www.sunburysc.vic.edu.au
Sunbury College is a vibrant, cohesive and inclusive school located 35km (about 30 minutes’ drive) from the CBD in Melbourne’s north-west growth corridor. The college holds the values of respect, responsibility, resilience and endeavour as guiding principles. It has a focus on the academic growth, personal development and general wellbeing of each student. It is greatly valued by its local community of Sunbury and surrounds, and is experiencing growing enrolments.
The student enrolment is currently 1095 and growing. Year 7 enrolments in 2022 is anticipated at 200. The staff are in the main a mixture of mature, experienced teachers in the expert range along with a number of graduates providing the school with an energetic mix. In 2022 it is anticipated that the enrolment will be 1127, with 77.15 EFT teaching staff, 3.5 principal class and 25.33 education support staff. Our staff are committed, professional and collaborative. They value continuous improvement and development.
A comprehensive curriculum is offered from years 7-12, including VET options. In 2022 as part of a restructure the college will be organised around three sub-schools (junior years 7-8, middle years 9-10, and senior 11-12). There will be year level co-ordinators supporting the wellbeing of students, together with four houses. The college has well established co-curricular programs with high interest and success in sport, the performing arts, student leadership and student engagement activities.
Sunbury College is set on eight hectares and has well-established facilities, which have recently been modernised. Our new classrooms and brand new science building were opened just last year.
The college's new strategic plan is in its third year. Our strategic directions have a strong emphasis on pedagogical development and on student agency and voice in their learning. In the area of student pathways and transition the college aims to provide a post compulsory program, counselling and advice that maximises the further education, training and employment options for all students. As part of its focus on student engagement and wellbeing, the college has undertaken to provide a supportive and productive learning environment supported by positive student and teacher relationships that promotes overall well-being and engaged, motivated learners with a strong sense of connection to the school community.
(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.
Demonstrated capacity to ensure that the school’s human, physical and financial resources are efficiently allocated and managed.
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.
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 further develop a nurturing, supportive and stimulating learning environment, based on the school values, that supports the needs and aspirations of all stakeholders, and continues to build strong partnerships with families and the broader community.
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.
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:
Who May Apply
Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.