EAL Classroom Teacher - Edgars Creek Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Whittlesea VIC, Australia
  • 19 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1232164
Location Edgars Creek Primary School
Department Edgars Creek Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 07/29/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 08/16/2021
End Date 12/17/2021
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Ann Turner-Calleri
Phone 9407 7100
School Website edgarscreekps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Background – A new beginning

Edgars Creek Primary School is a new school located in at 45 Macedon Parade, Wollert, in the City of Whittlesea. This is a growth corridor with major housing development present. The school opened in Term 1, 2021 providing for 400 students from Prep (Foundation) to Year 6. The school has been designed for a long term enrolment of 525.

Edgars Creek Primary School is part of a community precinct. It is adjacent to the Ganbu Gulinj Community Centre and Edgars Creek Secondary School. An Early Learning Centre is also within this area, providing families with convenience as all the services are co-located. This provides the opportunity for life long learning and strong community connections from birth to adulthood.

Families will be supported by first contact at birth with the provision of Maternal and Child Care Health services, continuing with the availability of a range of parenting support programs, including community playgroups, cultural groups, Kindergarten and specialist allied health services such as speech therapists and early intervention professionals. Linking with these services will be paramount in ensuring a supportive transition program is offered between Kindergarten and primary school.

Strong links between students primary and secondary education will be possible by the co-location of the schools. Learning across the schools will be maximised with students, teachers and families able to share learning opportunities, unique experiences, resources and continue to foster powerful community links.

Educational Vision

Edgars Creek Primary School aims to fully develop each young person academically, socially, emotionally and physically so they are well adjusted students who perform to the very best of their ability in all areas. We believe this can be best achieved in a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment with the mutual commitment, support and cooperation of teachers, parents, students and the wider school community. We begin with the end in mind: every child who attends Edgars Creek Primary School will become an active learner on his or her way to becoming a successful adult.

The physical design of Edgars Creek Primary School supports the school’s vision of a professional learning community. This ethos will underpin the approach to teaching and learning and whole school operations. The design and intent of learning spaces will facilitate a professional learning community approach enabling educators to collaborate, implement high-impact teaching strategies and reflect on the impact on learning in a continuous improvement culture. Learning Communities are designed around modifiable spaces that accommodate multiple learning approaches and can flexibly respond to the requirements of students and teachers, creating a sense of shared ownership, inclusion and everyday learning.

Design Principles

New school facilities in Victoria are designed with the following key elements incorporated into the school ethos and design:

Community: Context and Culture

Establishing a sense of place and community; a framework for the development of an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable urban structure, empowering strong, diverse communities.

Commitment to Whole of Life Learning and Living

An understanding that life-long learning is most successful when it is inclusive of: children, parents, neighbourhoods, wider communities and global citizenship. It must reflect the values, vision and aspirations of all members of the endeavour.

Collaboration Between Stakeholders

Partnerships with the City of Whittlesea, Early Learning and community service providers, other schools, with parents, students, business and industry, the community and the DET allowing for better return on investment, better implementation, interaction and ideas.

Integrating Evidence-based Knowledge of High Impact Learning and Teaching Research and Strategies

Opportunities to privilege seamless planning, professional interaction and student engagement in learning. Encourage quality professional learning opportunities and the conditions for capturing practice, building practice excellence, knowledge sharing and collaboration through team structures, collaborative design, planning and teaching and peer observations and feedback.

More information about the school building projects is available on the VSBA website https://www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/pages/map.aspx

Edgars Creek Primary School seeks to recruit staff who:

  • Share a passion for teaching and/or working with children
  • Display a positive attitude and enjoy team collaboration
  • Relate positively to students, parents/carers and staff
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning

A Webex information session will be held for potential applicants on Friday 23rd July at 8 am. To register for this session please email Ann.Turner-Calleri@education.vic.gov.au

Please ensure your application, including a curriculum vitae and key selection criteria, is attached as one document on recruitment online and does not exceed 8 pages in length.

The successful applicant will be undertaking an exciting role as an integral part of the founding staff of a new school during its commencement year and onwards.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6 Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and assess an EAL program for targeted students P-6.

The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2. The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning.

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs. Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.

The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice. New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricular activities.

The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classrooms teaching-related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.


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Job Closing Date

29 Jul, 2021