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Principal Telopea Park School

ACT Government - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description

The Principal will lead a consistent approach to learning across the school, including the bilingual English/French education program . As the leader of the school’s executive team, the principal will collaboratively develop and lead the strategic direction of the school using a distributive model to build the capabilities and effectiveness of the leadership team and staff. The principal works with the French principal / Proviseur to develop and implement the bilingual program and support teachers to deliver quality teaching in English and French languages.

With students at the centre, strategic priorities include improved numeracy growth, data informed practice, establishing a culture of inquiry and empowering students to be active contributors in their learning. The appointed Principal will work to build the capability of all teachers to collaborate with purpose and to embed a consistent approach to teaching and learning across the school in line with ACT Education Directorate Future of Education strategy.

The new Principal of Telopea Park School will continue to nurture the established strong partnership with the school community and external stakeholders. Further, the Principal will recognise that teachers and school leaders work in partnership with families, support staff and other professionals to promote equity of opportunity and excellent outcomes for all learners.

For a deeper understanding about the school, examine the school’s Annual Action Plans, Annual School Board Reports, School Review Reports and current School Improvement Plan available on the school website.


The principal will ensure the needs of all students are met in a timely way through the strategic use of resources. With a strong focus on equity and inclusion, you will lead a consistent approach to learning across the school, ensuring there is a quality teacher in every classroom.

As the leader of the school’s executive team, you will collaboratively develop and assist in leading the strategic direction of the school using a distributive model to build the capabilities and effectiveness of the leadership and teaching teams.

You will manage the school within legislative requirements and in accordance with system and school board policies. The school is administered within the frameworks of the ACT Education Directorate in accordance with the provisions of the Binational Agreement. The objectives of the Agreement are to promote bilingual education in the English and French languages and to foster cultural understandings. Providing professional leadership in all aspects of the school’s operations and promote the overall educational welfare of students.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Prior to commencing in this role a minimum of four years full time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification; a current full teaching registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) (or eligibility for teacher registration with the ACT TQI) and a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
  • Competency in French language speaking is desirable and will support the successful candidate to promote the school’s bilingual context for learning and teaching.
Notes: The committee will use the standard selection techniques in accordance with the principals of merit including, short listing, interviewing and refereeing, not necessarily in this order, to determine a list of suitable applicants. These standard selection techniques may be supplemented by other assessment techniques that the selection committee considers necessary. The committee may ask questions about how you have handled previous situations or tasks involving similar capabilities to those of the position, the results achieved, your reflections and approach to the outcome. Applicants with specific requirements to enable access to, or participation in, the interview process should inform the contact officer prior to interview.

How to Apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae, statement of claims based on the five leadership capabilities outlined in the application package (maximum six pages) with two referees.

Statement of claims: The statement of claims is integral to the application and should consider the position information and School Leader Capability Framework. The capabilities are supported by descriptors. Consider work practice examples that focus on what you do, how and with what impact, relating your prior experiences and performance to your potential for achieving outcomes in the identified position.

Curriculum vitae: Your curriculum vitae should be up to date and provide relevant information about your education, employment history, experience and workplace achievements. It should be formatted to make it easy to read.

Referees: In choosing referees, consider how well they know your work and can speak about your capabilities. Referees may be contacted at any time during the selection process. The focus may in general terms relate to the capabilities, or a specific aspect for which clarification would assist the selection panel in making their decision.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

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