ADVERT ID 186870

Deputy Principal


St Itas School

crushrod Ave,
Crushrod Avenue


Date Posted:
Tue Mar 14 2023 11:35:22
Application Closing Date:
Wed Mar 29 2023
Commencement Date:
Fri Sep 1 2023
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Additional Information:
St. Ita’s Special National School is located in Drogheda, Co Louth. The school has a wonderful, dedicated staff who work in a collaborative manner to create a positive school environment for all the pupils.

The Board of Management of St. Ita’s S.N.S. invites applications for the position of Deputy Principal. This is a permanent position and the appointment will be made under the terms of Circular 0044/2019.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria:
Fully registered under Route 1 (Primary), Route 4 (Other) or Route 2 (Post Primary) with the Teaching Council and have 5 years recognised teaching service, two of which must be in a recognised primary school or post-primary school within the Republic of Ireland.

The roles and responsibilities for this post relate to the four domains outlined below within the ‘Looking at our School 2022: A Quality Framework for Primary Schools and Special Schools’.

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.

The school operates a distributed leadership model. This position involves being able to assist the Principal in the general day to day management and leadership of the school, deputise in his absence and collaboratively develop the leadership capacity 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 following skills, knowledge, experience, and competencies are desirable:
• An excellent knowledge and understanding of Leadership, Management and Administration in a primary school setting.
• A high level of understanding and knowledge in the areas of special education, pupil testing, inclusive education and managing the special education provision within our school.
• Effective communication, interpersonal skills and a proven capacity in successfully leading and managing in a school environment
• Evidence of a high commitment to ongoing professional development.
• A commitment to shared leadership and a willingness to delegate, develop leadership capacity and empower others.
• A knowledge and commitment to the values, vision and ethos of our school
An ability to work with staff & outside agencies to promote pupil wellbeing and provide children with knowledge, skills and competencies to help them deal with challenges
• Strong organisational skills in the area of resource management, records and school planning.
• Ability to manage challenging and complex situations fairly and justly

Candidates should:
• Have previous experience and knowledge of Special Educational Needs
• Have a commitment to continuing professional development
• An understanding of SSE (School Self Evaluation) policy development and implementation
• Be aware of the dynamic of curriculums offered within Special Education settings i.e. Primary, L1LP,L2LP and QQI

Appointment will be subject, but not limited to:
∙ Satisfactory references
∙ Current and continuing Teaching Council registration
∙ Current Garda Vetting requirements
∙ Occupational Health screening.

Applications on the Standard Application Form for Deputy Principalship.

Applications should be posted and marked 'Deputy Principal Job Application'.

Applications should arrive no later than 3pm 29th March 2023



Applications may be submitted by

  • Post


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The Chairperson of St Ita's Special School
Crushrod Avenue
A92 V022
Deputy Principal Vacancy