Assistant Principal - Sacred Heart Primary School - Westmead

Sacred Heart Primary School - Westmead


Deputy / Assistant Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 2 November 2021

Sacred Heart Primary School in Westmead are currently seeking a committed and driven Assistant Principal to share in the leadership by supporting the principal and leadership team.

<div class="video"><iframe src="" style="max-width:560px; width:100%; height: 315px;" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><p dir="ltr">Here at Sacred Heart Primary School in Westmead, we describe ourselves as a small school with a big heart. Our students are nurtured, respected and encouraged to become the best learners they can be. Sacred Heart Primary is a place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning are treasured. Our school is full of great teachers working together to meet every child’s needs in spaces that are designed for up-to-date learning.</p> <p dir="ltr">Sacred Heart Primary is a part of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP), a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.</p> <p dir="ltr"><br><strong>About the opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are seeking a passionate and driven Assistant Principal to join our passionate team here at Sacred Heart Primary in Westmead. The position offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other schools in Westmead through the Westmead Catholic Community project. The successful applicant will work as part of a team to reimagine learning within a contemporary, catholic framework.</p> <p dir="ltr">More specifically, you will:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Focus on the synergy between equipping students with core academic skills as well as building their core values and personal qualities</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Empower staff, students and parents to actively engage with the school community through effective relationships</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Be an active and leading part of a high performing Senior Leadership team, with transparency, integrity and high levels of self-awareness</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Work collaboratively with teachers, students and families to grow student learning and development in thriving communities&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline">This position commences in Term 1, 2022</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the core purpose and values of CEDP along with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Four years professional qualification in education and relevant Master’s Degree</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Free from any impediment to full acceptance by the Church in lifestyle, witness and modelling</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A deep understanding of contemporary learning theory and practice, and demonstrated application of that knowledge in leading school improvement</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Understanding and experience of an evidence-based approach to school improvement</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated success in building high performing teams and e?ective relationships across the school community</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A proven record of building Catholic culture</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The capacity to challenge and lead a school community that gives witness to the Catholic faith and its teaching, and is aligned with the system’s strategic intent</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrated knowledge and use of current and emerging technologies as enablers for contemporary learning and teaching</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The capacity to engage and influence the educational agenda at a system, national and international level.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and accreditations:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Postgraduate study in Leadership, or commitment to commence postgraduate studies within four years of appointment</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School, Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Evidence of performance at higher levels (Highly Accomplished or Lead) against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, click <a href="">here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.&nbsp; To find out more about CEDP go to <a href=""></a>&nbsp; or follow us on <a href="">LinkedIn.</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants must source the following referee reports prior to the close of advertising to be considered for any School Leadership opportunities:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A professional referee report from the current immediate supervisor</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A professional referee report from the previous immediate supervisor if less than 5 years at current school (or alternative professional reference)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A Parish Priest referee report from the Parish in which the applicant regularly worships</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">As part of your application, please download the relevant documentation;&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">AP CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK &amp; PD (2).docx</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">AP Referee Report + Child Protection (5) (1).docx</a></p> <p><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">Parish Priest Reference Form (1) (2) (1).docx</a></p>
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