Principal - Franklin School

$168,315 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • Franklin School, Oodgeroo Avenue, Franklin ACT, Australia
  • 19/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools Principal

Job Description

  • Classification: School Leader A 1
  • Salary: $168,315 plus superannuation
  • Position No: 29135
  • Directorate: Education
  • Contact Officer: Judith Hamilton on or (02) 6205 3313

Details: Reporting to the Director of School Improvement, North/Gungahlin the principal will lead a consistent approach to learn and teaching across the school. As the leader of the school’s executive team, the principal will collaboratively develop and lead the strategic direction of the school using a distributive model to build the capabilities and effectiveness of the leadership team and staff.

The appointed principal will work to build the capability of all teachers through the development of a culture of continuous professional improvement that includes mentoring and coaching arrangements across the school in line with ACT Education Directorate Future of Education strategy. With students at the centre, strategic priorities include improved numeracy and writing growth, and a strong focus on equity and inclusion.

The principal of Franklin School will continue to lead the school’s improvement agenda for the school, grounded in evidence from research and practice and expressed in terms of improvements in measurable student outcomes. The school continues its journey to embed evidence-based teaching practices to address the learning and wellbeing needs of individual students, including high achieving students.

The school’s Annual Action Plans, Annual School Board Reports, School Review Reports and current School Improvement Plan are available on the school website and may provide further information.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • A minimum of four years full time (or equivalent) tertiary study leading to the award of a recognised school teaching qualification.
  • Current professional teaching registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (or eligibility to obtain).
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 maybe required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to

Note: The committee may ask questions about how you have handled previous situations or tasks involving similar capabilities to those of the position, the results achieved, your reflections and approach to the outcome.

An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

Applicants with specific requirements to enable access to, or participation in, the interview process should inform the contact officer prior to the interview.

How to apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae (two pages), statement of claims based on the leadership capabilities outlined in the application package (maximum six pages) and contact information for two referees.

Statement of claims: The statement of claims is integral to the application and should be based on the position information and the School Leader Capability Framework. The capabilities are supported by descriptors. Consider work practice examples that focus on what you do, how and with what impact, relating your prior experiences and performance to your potential for achieving outcomes in the identified position.

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