What are we looking for?
The Principal is a caring leader who lives the spirit of Radley Private School through tirelessly serving all Radley learners (entrepreneurs). Our Principal applies the highest level of care in ensuring that all laws, codes of conduct, processes, systems and values are always honoured and meticulously executed. The Principal is proactively engaged in the betterment of the school: its growth; its quality of entrepreneurial education; and its reputation for excellence. The Principal has a fiduciary duty to Radley Private School in the execution of all functions and nurtures a positive team culture of humble, respectful service.
What kind of person makes a good Principal?
The Principal is genuinely enthusiastic about the prospect of guiding our entrepreneurs, understanding that a Radley education equips our young entrepreneurs with tangible business and critical life skills, and shifts them beyond conventional career paths. The Principal possesses a firm grasp of and passion for creating entrepreneurial learning experiences that are vibrant, enjoyable and applicable to the future world-of-business that our entrepreneurs will enter. The Principal is a premium brand ambassador for Radley Private School and Canden Schools and applies the highest level of care in the execution of all functions.
What does a Principal do?
The Principal of Radley Private School is responsible for:
- The professional management of the school and the implementation of all educational programmes and curriculum activities
- The management of all teachers (guides) and support staff
- Giving proper instructions and guidelines for timetabling, and the admission and placement of young entrepreneurs
- Assisting the general manager with properly managing the various school accounts and records, and making the best use of funds for the benefit of Radley entrepreneurs in consultation with the appropriate structures
- The development of new systems and processes within the school
- Providing professional leadership within the school
- Guiding, supervising and offering professional advice on the work and performance of all school staff and, where necessary, discussing, writing or countersigning reports on all staff
- Ensuring that workloads are equitably distributed among the staff
- The development of staff training programmes and assisting guides with developing and achieving educational objectives in accordance with the needs of the school
- Participating in appraisal processes to regularly review professional practice to improve teaching, learning and management.
- Ensuring that all school evaluations and assessments are properly and efficiently organised
- Assisting department heads in disciplinary matters pertaining to guides and support staff
- Preparing an annual report on: the academic performance of the school in relation to the minimum outcomes, standards and procedures for assessment determined by the minister of education; and the effective use of available resources
- Preparing an annual plan at the beginning of the year setting out how the academic performance at the school will be improved
- Embedding, integrating and the daily practice of Radley’s Entrepreneurial Educator Guide standards and practices into all syllabuses, schemes of work, homework, practical work, remedial work, etc.
- Attending, chairing and holding office from time to time in the following committees: strategic committee, financial committee and curriculum meeting
- Serving on the school’s management committee and adhering to all the requirements and reasonable instructions of the committee
- Liaising with other relevant government departments, e.g. Department of Health, Public Works, etc. as required.
What are the minimum requirements I need?
- An appropriate and recognised four-year teaching degree or diploma from an accredited tertiary institution
- Compliance with all legislative fit and proper status requirements for school principals as determined by legislation from time to time.
- A minimum of seven years’ experience in the management of schools
- Familiarity with the content of the CAPS curriculum for applicable teaching subjects
- Familiarity with modern teaching practices including personalise and differentiated learning, flipped classroom techniques, use of computer technology for research and effective group-work teaching strategies
- SACE registration vital
- A passion for entrepreneurship is critical and experience in your own entrepreneurial endeavour will be highly advantageous
- Excellent written and spoken English language ability
- Own reliable transport with valid driver’s licence