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Wairau Valley Special School Auckland

Deputy principal

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 10:25 AM 02 November 2017
Closes 5pm 27 November 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9fup

We are looking for an inspiring, student-centred leader to join our senior leadership team from the beginning of 2018. The successful applicant will have an indepth understanding of effective teaching and learning for students with special educational needs in a specialist teaching setting.

They will have an extensive understanding of current pedagogy and advancements in special education. They will lead a culturally responsive environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking. Current leadership experience, strengths in pastoral care and student management, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, both orally and in writing, are essential. A good sense of humour is a must.

This exceptional leader will:

  • Foster an environment where each child’s individual learning and care needs are catered for, based on a team approach
  • Lead a team of educators who don’t just teach but engage and motivate the learner
  • Encourage teachers to continually improve and align with up-to-date innovations in special education
  • Value parents/caregivers as a child’s first educator and ensure that their knowledge and understanding of their child is promoted
  • Encourage parents/caregivers' involvement in their child’s education
  • Support the transition of the child from home to school and from class to class
  • Have the ability to lead and support change in a large special school with a diverse staff and community
  • Have proven positive relationships with external agencies to maximise student opportunities
  • Effectively support the principal, the BOT and the school’s direction.

We believe this role is pivotal to supporting the continuing successful image and culture of the school. The successful leader would need to have a passion for teaching and learning in a special school setting.

How to apply

Send your application and direct enquiries to:

Cheryl Frost, Administrator
(09) 444 5552

Vacancy reference #:1H9fup

Listed 10:25 AM 02 November 2017
Closes 5pm 27 November 2017

Wairau Valley Special School NZ

School details

Wairau Valley Special School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 201

School number: 1556
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Physical address:
102 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland

Postal Address:
102 Hillside Road, Glenfield, North Shore City, 627