DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – HEAD OF PRIMARY YEARS, Cornish College (Vic)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Friday 23 August, 5.00pm.
LEAD CONSULTANT
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FIONA HUTTON
Director – Executive Search & Leadership Development

Cornish College is one of the leading innovative, co-educational, independent schools in Victoria, located on 42 hectares of parkland next to the National Water Sports Centre adjacent to the suburbs of Patterson Lakes and Chelsea. Associated with the Uniting Church, Cornish College opened in 2012 and offers programs from ELC to Year 12.

With a strong emphasis on respecting the individual differences of each student, the College strives to see all young people thriving in the areas in which they have special aptitude. In line with this thinking the College offers vibrant programs from the Reggio Emilia approach to education in the early years,  International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and a multidisciplinary, concept driven and inquiry-based program in the senior school. Cornish College is committed to their vision for educating for a sustainable future.

Leading at an executive level, Deputy Principal – Head of Primary Years centres on the academic care and development of students. At its core is the leadership of people. The role requires the expert leadership of students, teams of teachers and middle level leaders in a culture of growth to ensure the continuing success of the College in educating for a sustainable future. The Deputy Principal – Head of Primary Years will lead students, parents and staff from Prep to Year 6, setting high expectations for all individuals to ensure the opportunity to succeed and thrive is available to all in our learning community.

The position requires a leader who demonstrates the College’s values of creativity, respect, integrity and compassion in all that they do and will embrace a culture where individual differences are appreciated and celebrated and where strengths are acknowledged and nurtured.  The Deputy Principal – Head of Primary Years is offered as an ongoing teaching role with a five year tenured leadership position.

Key Strategic Directions

  • Lead teams of staff in a culture of trust and empowerment for continuous growth
  • Imagine, develop and lead programs that meet the social, emotional and academic needs of students from Prep to Year 6
  • Support the growth and development of all students to find their difference and thrive in a sustainable world
  • Lead a cycle of review and improvement to ensure the best educational environment and academic offerings for a sustainable future
  • Build relationships that are the cornerstone of success for a learning community


Cornish College is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. These documents may be downloaded from the School’s website.

Cornish College has engaged Hutton Consulting to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain further details please contact the lead consultant Fiona Hutton on 0499 000 973 or fiona@hutton.education

A school tour for prospective candidates will take place on Tuesday 13 August at 5.00pm.  Click here to register.

Applications close on Friday 23 August, 5.00pm.