Assistant Principal -School Leadership | (TD-77)

Assistant Principal -School Leadership | (TD-77)

14 Sep
Victorian Government

14 Sep

Victorian Government


Echuca VIC

Reference: 1166902

Location Profile

Rochester Secondary College offers a comprehensive and innovative curriculum to all of our 310 students in years 7 -12, allowing them to pursue pathways into further study, training, apprenticeships and employment. The College has a strong record of successful access to each of these areas.

We provide excellent facilities and ICT resources – we also have a successful Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program.

The College offers extra curricula programs ranging from the performing arts, instrumental musical tuition to a well supported camps and subject based excursions program that complements the total curriculum offering.

We have a strong record of achievement in debating and public speaking competitions locally and across the state.

A long standing and successful Work Experience program operates at the College with the focus on local work experience at Year 10, extending to a Melbourne based program the following year.

Student support features significantly at the College with successful Peer Support and Pastoral Care Programs operating. In addition, the College provides literacy and numeracy support for students.

In the sporting arena, Rochester Secondary College stands out amongst its peers. A tradition of sporting achievement in all disciplines has earned it a well deserved reputation for sporting success. All students are encouraged to participate in a range of sporting and other curricular pursuits and the focus on skills as well as enjoyment is paramount.

Through collaboration with our partner primary schools a seamless transition program for junior students to secondary education has been established.

The College has just completed a five million dollar building program which has greatly enhanced the student learning spaces.

The College Council, parents, teachers and students are committed to improving the learning experience of every student at the College in a safe and caring environment. The end result is a College that provides an education for the future and the opportunity to succeed in life.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership.

Demonstrated ability to manage the quality of teaching and create a positive culture of challenge, support and collaboration.

Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

SC3 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 DET policies to a high level.

SC4 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 professional learning community that is focused on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, supporting students and staff to achieve high standards and commitment to their own learning and wellbeing.

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

Demonstrated capacity to develop positive relationships with students, parents/families and the local community.

SC6 School Community Vision and Values

A demonstrated commitment to work as part of a larger college leadership team and contribute to the growth and development of Rochester Secondary College.


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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at

Conditions of Employment

- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

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