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Job Title : Principal


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: PR671366

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Broome North Primary School (PS) is seeking a motivated and dedicated leader to join their team.

Broome North PS is an Independent Public School that caters for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school, opened in 2015, is a modern facility located on Yawuru land in the coastal town of Broome, part of Western Australia's stunning Kimberley region.

The successful applicant will be responsible for continuing a school culture that promotes positive relationships between students, staff and community. They will be responsible for continuing to foster academic, social and emotional development for students, as well as engaging a diverse school community in the educational programs of the school. They will possess a commitment to continuous school improvement and evidence-based classroom practice and aim to build partnerships with external agencies and services to benefit school programs.

The successful applicant will also be innovative and creative in the leadership of systems and structures to deliver educational excellence through a safe, respectful and supportive environment. They will continue to foster students’ academic and social emotional needs to support them to unlock and fulfil their individual capabilities. They will have knowledge of and lead the management of planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students. In addition to this, the Principal will ensure compliance and accountability for the overall management and development of the school within Government and Departmental policies and guidelines.

The school values the learning and behaviour programs that are in place and supports staff to deliver high quality explicit teaching programs that are evidence based. The successful applicant will work closely with the Kimberley School Project (KSP) to maintain consistent, quality learning programs and engage in rigorous analysis of student data. The successful applicant will be a team player with a commitment to whole school approaches, well-considered resource allocation, strategic professional learning and performance improvement processes.

The key attributes that will make a strong candidate include:

  • A successful background in understanding and fostering key areas of contemporary curriculum and pedagogy:
  • An extensive background in authentic community engagement with clear knowledge of relevant strategies within the Aboriginal Education domain as well in their actions as a culturally responsive school leader.
  • Being highly data literate with commensurate abilities to use this data to great advantage in setting appropriate strategic direction at all levels of school.

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 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 three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  1. Effective leadership in teaching and learning
  2. Developing self and others
  3. Leading improvement, innovation and change
  4. Leading the management of the school
  5. Engaging and working with the community

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context 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 this position can be found in the attached JDF.

For additional information about Broome North Primary School please visit www.broomenorthps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

For Further Job Related Information

Please contact Paul Bridge, Director of Education, by phoning (08) 9192 0800 or emailing Paul.Bridge@education.wa.edu.au.

(Please do not email applications to this email address)

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 (5) page statement addressing the selection criteria, in context of the role and business needs of the branch;
  • A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
  • The contact details for two (2) 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 (08) 9264 8317.

Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.


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 (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 26 February 2021.