Deputy Principal

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Corrandrum Ns
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Deputy Principal
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An internal panel of suitable applicants may be set up to fill vacancies which may occur within a specific time period from the date on which the Board approves the successful candidate (teacher posts: within four months; SNA posts: for the duration of the school year).
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The Board of Management of Corrandrum NS Invites applications for the position of Deputy Principal. This is a permanent position in a teaching capacity that will be appointed by open competition.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be fully registered with the Teaching Council under Route 1 - Primary - and must have a minimum of five years teaching experience, two of which must be in a recognised primary school within the Republic of Ireland.

In accordance with Circular 0044/2019, it should be noted that as the needs of the school continuously evolve, a review of duties may result in the reassignment of the roles and responsibilities within the leadership and management team.

Also as per Circular 0044/2019, the Deputy Principal co-operates with the Principal in the fulfilment of the Principal’s role, will act or deputise as the Principal in the absence of the Principal and will work in partnership with the Principal to ensure the effective leadership and management of the school.

The roles and responsibilities of this post are subject to review and change according to procedures set out in Circular 0044/2019. The responsibilities of the role will, at times, require the successful candidate to participate in the leadership role outside of the standard school day. The Deputy Principal will work in collaboration with the Principal to ensure that all students have a positive educational experience and that there is strong leadership across the school.

The roles and responsibilities for this post relate to the four domains of leadership and management as specified in Circular 0044/2019 as follows:

1. Leading Teaching and Learning
2. Managing the Organisation
3. Leading School Development
4. Developing Leadership Capacity

In line with the above domains and working closely with the Principal, the duties attached to the role involve whole-school curricular development, policy development, day-to-day management of resources and personnel, and long-term strategic planning for the development of the school.

In addition, the following knowledge, competencies and skills are desirable:

• Proven leadership skills, including policy development and implementation and prioritising, planning and organising the workload
• Proven ability to work as a member of a team in a collaborative manner
• Long-term strategic planning for the development of the school
• Evidence of a high level of commitment to Continuous Professional Development
• The ability to promote a culture of learning and creativity in school
• An understanding of School Self-Evaluation (SSE) policy development and implementation
• Effective interpersonal, communication and people management skills
• A clear understanding and knowledge of special education, inclusive education and diversity in education
• A commitment to supporting and promoting the values, vision and Catholic ethos of our school
• An ability to work with staff and outside agencies to promote pupil wellbeing and provide children with the knowledge, skills and competencies to help them deal with challenges
• A proven ability to work collaboratively with all staff members, the Board of Management and the wider community
• Experience in the development, implementation, operation and evaluation of innovative and evidence-based initiatives

Appointment is subject, but not limited to, satisfactory references, current and continuing Teaching Council registration, current vetting requirements, Occupational Health Screening and a certificate to teach Religion.
Please note interviews will be held at the school on the week beginning June 10th.

How to Apply
Application Requirements
  • Copy of Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees
  • Letter of Application
  • Referees (name, role, contact no.)
  • Standard Application Form for Teaching Posts
  • Teaching Council Registration
Application Submissions
Apply To
Chairperson, Corrandrum NS
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