Deputy Principal

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Balga WA, Australia
  • 22 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Principal

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
North Balga Primary School
Deputy Principal
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/DP696382

This is a fifteen (15) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 4, 2021, with possible extension and/or permanency

North Balga Primary School (PS) are seeking to appoint a Deputy Principal with effective change management skills who can model and support the teaching cycle that is reflective of best practice.

At North Balga PS, our vision is to create a brighter future for all. We cater for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school develops the whole child, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required in our ever-changing world. Staff work collaboratively to create a school culture of respect and acceptance that supports children and their families, to optimise the children's individual educational and social outcomes.

The successful applicant will manage and lead the staff and students by providing instructional and curriculum leadership under the direction of the Principal. A classroom teaching component is embedded in this role. In collaboration with the Principal and members of the Executive Team, the Deputy Principal provides educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision and establishing strong relationships with students, staff and the community.

The successful applicant would ideally possess and display strong skills in curriculum, school operations, behaviour education and student services/pastoral care.

The successful applicant will ideally have outstanding communication and organisational skills; resilience and the proven ability to lead staff to effectively implement the West Australian Curriculum. It is highly desirable that you have experience in embedding whole-school approaches, coordinating and initiating strategies for supporting students at educational risk; and engaging staff, parents and students with the National Quality Standards.

The Deputy Principal will combine with other members of the leadership team, to develop and lead a professional learning community that maximises student outcomes. This will involve supporting staff via coaching and mentoring to develop robust plan-teach-assess cycles based on the analysis of student performance data and encompassing intentional differentiation.

The successful applicant will join an Executive Team that sets high expectations for themselves and their staff. Along with all staff, they pride themselves on their commitment to their students, their positive partnerships with families and their connection to the local community.

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 following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs 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 North Balga Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Grant Kennedy, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9442 9000 or emailing

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 maximum four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch.
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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 4127.

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


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 Wednesday, 4 August 2021.




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applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
jdf - deputy principal primary school - level 3 - sep 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-04 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

04 Aug, 2021