Assistant Principal - Aintree Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Aintree VIC, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Job ID 1238162
Location Aintree Primary School
Department Aintree Primary School
Role Type Assistant Principal
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Assistant Principal-Range 1
Apply By 09/19/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 10/11/2021
End Date 10/10/2026
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Simon Cornock
Phone 039/218-6200
School Website Aintree Primary School FaceBook page

Location Profile


Aintree Primary School is located on 3.5 hectares of land at 11 Timbertop Parade, Aintree 3336 (Local Government Area of Melton). The school opened for enrolments in F – 6 year levels in Term 1, 2021. The school has a current enrolment of 560, which will increase significantly to approximately 680 in 2022, with continued growth expected over the next 4 – 5 years.

The school belongs to the successful Brimbank/Melton Network of Schools which includes three other new Government schools alongside well-established and thriving schools across Primary, Secondary, Specialist, P-9 and Senior Secondary.

There is a Children and Community Hub adjacent to the school which houses Kindergarten, Maternal and Child Health and community facilities. Together Aintree Primary School and the Hub can help local children make a smooth transition from pre-school and reduce the number of drop-offs for some parents with kinder and school-aged children.

Educational Vision

Teaching spaces in the Aintree Primary School allow for full implementation of a professional learning community approach.

Integrated planning and delivery, reflecting on the impact of teaching practice, professional interaction and activation of student voice using evidence-based, high impact teaching strategies are all central to the educational vision.

Learning Communities are designed around modifiable spaces that accommodate multiple learning approaches and can flexibly respond to the requirements of students and teachers, creating a sense of shared ownership, inclusion and everyday learning.

At Aintree Primary School we will ensure that our students are at the centre of everything that we do. We will create a learning community that values diversity, inclusion and high expectations for all students which results in excellence for everyone. Our collective responsibility will be to ensure that our students leave our school as well-rounded, critical and creative thinkers who value lifelong learning and who are resilient, respectful and kind citizens.

Selection Criteria

Educational leadership

  • Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  • Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  • Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

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 Department policies to a high level.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

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 learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.
  • Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
  • An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

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.

Other Information
Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

19 Sep, 2021