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Deputy Principal

Education, Department of - Chidlow, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP
Please be advised that at .pm on Monday, February the closing date of this vacancy was amended as below.

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term ,

Chidlow Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Deputy Principal to join their friendly team.

In collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, the Deputy Principal provides strong educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, and encouraging school staff, members of the community and others to share ownership of the school’s vision, ‘Creating champions in learning and life”.

Successful applicants who have the ability to inspire excellence in teaching and learning, and build positive and connected relationships with staff, students and the community to ensure success for all students, will be highly regarded. Experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) system management and supporting staff to develop their capacity to integrate digital technologies and STEM into the curriculum is highly desirable. In addition, knowledge and experience in explicit teaching approaches, the case management of Students at Educational Risk (SAER), implementing positive behaviour support and developing student engagement to drive consistent whole school approaches is required.

As the Deputy Principal, you will ideally be motivated, hard-working and a highly effective leader with outstanding interpersonal skills to work flexibly and innovatively in a small school context. Previous experience with rigorous analysis of whole school data to work collaboratively with staff to drive planning for improved student outcomes is highly desirable. The successful applicant with work closely with the Principal and School Board to plan and execute the strategic direction of the School Plan through rigorous and reflective practice in order to build continuously towards a positive school culture focused on ongoing improvement. This position also includes a teaching role and applicants with the ability to effectively manage both teaching and leadership responsibilities will be highly considered.

Chidlow PS is a lovely semi-rural school, set on the outskirts of the metropolitan area in the Perth Hills, three kilometres from Lake Leschenaultia. Picturesque school grounds are surrounded by bushland. Chidlow PS is committed to being an excellent school by providing a safe and supportive learning environment in which we strive to ensure that every student is successful and every teacher is highly effective. Chidlow PS prides itself on our school motto of ‘Working Together” and parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s schooling. We know the importance of students’ physical, emotional and social wellbeing on their achievement, happiness and success at school and staff work hard to nurture and develop this. Staff work collaboratively together to implement evidence based practice and support each other to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes for all student in our care.

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 school for up to 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:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school 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.

Further information about Chidlow Primary School can be found by visiting or .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available .

For Further Job Related Information

Please contact Christine Hennessy, Principal, by telephoning () or emailing .

For enquiries during the holiday period, please call Christine Hennessy on .

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your Application Should Include
  • A five ()page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
  • A CV of up to three () pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position; and
  • The contact details for two () work related referees (one being your current line manager).
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone () .

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone () for assistance.


Employees Will Be Required To
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.

Employees Will Be Required To
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four () day breach period to this selection process.