Assistant Principal - Ararat Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Ararat VIC 3377, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1238619
Location Ararat Secondary College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department Ararat Secondary College
Role Type Assistant Principal
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Assistant Principal-Range 1
Apply By 09/21/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2026
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Ellie McDougall
Phone 03 53524177
School Website

Location Profile
The city of Ararat is located between the Grampians and Pyrenees ranges, in the central highlands of Western Victoria, 200km from Melbourne, approximately 100kms west of Ballarat. Ararat has an estimated population of 11,500 people and offers country hospitality and country lifestyle. Ararat and the surrounding area has stunning natural attractions, mountains, national parks, historical buildings and plenty of local wines and farm produce. Please view the Ararat City Council website for more information

Ararat College has a current enrolment of 300 students. Students are transported to school on six country buses, with a variety of primary schools feeding into the College. The integration of students from small primary schools into a relatively large secondary is a challenge, which Ararat College believes it handles well.

Ararat College is a school with strong traditions. In a caring, well-disciplined atmosphere, the college sets high standards in all aspects of student endeavour, behaviour and attire. Dedicated and talented teaching and support staff deliver engaging education opportunities to all students. Ararat College, in partnership with the community, provide an education that empowers young people to find their voice and thrive in any endeavour with respect, responsibility and excellence. The College makes a feature of encouraging, recognising and celebrating academic excellence, student leadership and co-curriculum participation.

A comprehensive range of co-curricular activities are offered to students, including instrumental music, media programs, camps, State School Spectacular, band, theatre/musical production and sport programs. This supports the growth of students into confident, successful and contributing citizens.

With commitment and support from staff and the community Ararat College looks to the future with great confidence and excitement.

Selection Criteria

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.

Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  • Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.