Assistant Principal-Range 1 [W-800]

Assistant Principal-Range 1 [W-800]

18 Mar
Victorian Government

18 Mar

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC

Reference: 1188620

Location Profile

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the advertised position at Newbury Primary School.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic and committed person to join our professional learning community.

Having completed a review in 2019, the school is working towards continuous growth whilst continuing to provide a safe, secure and educationally stimulating environment.

Newbury Primary School is a government school located in the rapidly growing residential area of Craigieburn. The school is located at the intersection of Newbury and Grand Boulevard and caters for students in Years Prep to 6.

Newbury Primary School is a holistic learning community that provides exceptional teaching and learning experiences. We are guided in our work by the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and the Timperley Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle. The teaching areas are divided with quieter small group spaces that complement the connectedness of the classrooms. Flexibility is offered through a variety of diverse spaces, including break out spaces, reading nooks and areas for small group, whole group and individual instruction to better cater to the individual needs of students.

The teaching and learning programs are intellectually challenging, engaging, foster creativity, reflect 21st century approaches and have a strong focus on English and Mathematics. The school values academic rigour and has high expectations of all members of the school community, both in academic pursuits and social behaviour.

Student wellbeing is at the centre of all that we do. A range of wellbeing supports including social skill development, School Wide Positive Behaviours and Respectful Relationships are incorporated into everyday practice to reflect the school’s holistic approach to learning.

All teaching and support staff work collaboratively and are committed to having a shared responsibility for the emotional, social and academic development of every student. Strong, quality relationships provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where opinions are valued and feedback is provided on a regular basis.

Our Vision

To provide a dynamic learning community where all students are empowered to learn and achieve personal success.

Our Mission

At Newbury Primary School we are committed to creating a safe, secure, educationally stimulating, calm and nurturing learning environment underpinned by high expectations and the recognition of effort. We focus on the emotional, social and academic development of every student as an avenue of developing confident, creative, compassionate and informed citizens who are actively engaged in their community. The strong sense of community is evident in the continuous, honest and open dialogue between all stakeholders. Newbury Primary School has a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse.

The core beliefs we advocate are:

- Student wellbeing and engagement is at the centre of all that we do

- A positive attitude to academic and social learning is essential

- Personal effort is to be recognised and valued

Our Values

The values that define our school community are:

Respect: Demonstrating care and consideration for ourselves and the feelings, opinions, belongings and expectations of others.

Integrity: Demonstrating honesty and trust through personal accountability and responsibility for our actions.

Effort: Demonstrating a positive attitude and the desire and determination to learn new skills, strive for improvement and be persistent.

Community: Demonstrating and promoting a sense of belonging, unity and connection that is strengthened by a clear understanding of the expectations of all members.

Joining Newbury Primary School

Joining our school provides an exciting opportunity for prospective employees with exemplary interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to working as part of our learning community to establish and embed the school’s values, culture and philosophy.

The successful candidate will need to be open to learning and be challenged to accelerate their professional growth. They will also need to be flexible and able to handle the rigours of the work involved in continuing to establish our school in a rapidly growing area.

It will be an expectation that the successful candidate possess a strong work ethic and support the work of Principal Class in continuing to establish a positive, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in our school.

If further information is required, prospective applicants can contact our school's office on 8691 6900 to speak with the Principal, Michelle Bromfield.

Please ensure you read the key selection criteria carefully so as to address the correct criteria.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, responses to the key selection criteria, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

Selection Criteria

1. Educational leadership

(i) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

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

2. Financial, managerial and administrative ability

(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

3. Planning, policy and program development and review

(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

4. Leadership of staff and students

(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

(ii) 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.

5. Interpersonal and communication skills

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

(ii) Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

(iii) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

6. School specific criteria.

Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and lead whole school improvement initiatives and a commitment to the development of teacher skills, expertise and capacity.


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.


As directed by the Principal, the Assistant Principal will be responsible for leading priorities within the school to ensure the learning growth of all students through high quality classroom instruction, a positive climate for learning and continued improvement. All areas of the FISO Improvement Model will be at the forefront of the Assistant Principal role and provide the foundation for the work required.

Key Qualities sought in an Assistant Principal at Newbury Primary School

Demonstrates attention to detail

Shows initiative

Is proactive

Demonstrates the school values in all that they do

Demonstrates forward thinking and visionary skills

Awareness of the big picture of school improvement and their role in it

Seeks feedback and takes an objective and reasoned approach

Ability to build positive relationships with all members of the community

Ability to engage with our diverse community and treat everyone with respect

Displays integrity and loyalty

Displays a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness

Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and trust

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

Other Information

- 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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