Arts Classroom Teacher - Somerville Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Graf Road, Somerville VIC, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 1232162
Location Somerville Secondary College
Department Somerville Secondary College
Role Type Secondary 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 08/09/2021
End Date 08/08/2028
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Sarah Burns
Phone 03 5973 1005
School Website

Location Profile

Somerville Secondary College is a 7 – 12 school located on a 9.9-hectare site in Graf Road, Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula. Our school has a current enrolment of approximately 270 students, allowing for students to be well known as young adults and as learners.

The vast majority of students are drawn from the Mornington Peninsula areas of Somerville and Tyabb with a smaller number of students from the Pearcedale, Hastings, Balnarring, Bittern and Baxter areas. The school enjoys a good relationship with its main feeder primary schools operating a number of programs that link the secondary college with its neighbourhood schools.

Somerville Secondary College’s vision is “Together we use our voice to challenge and grow a confident community”. We aim to achieve our vision by:

Providing an inclusive, encouraging, caring, safe and secure learning environment.

Developing responsible behaviours through clear expectations and high levels of consistency and accountability.

Providing an engaging and appropriately challenging learning environment with high expectations for learners within a culture of continuous improvement.

Providing high quality co-curricular, sport, personal development and leadership programs.

Actively promoting the development of positive and supportive relationships within the learning community.

Student Leadership and Voice is a very important part of the operation of Somerville Secondary College with many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles within the school. The College Captains take on high profile leadership roles in a number of areas of the school’s operation including being voting members of the School Board.

Somerville Secondary College is dedicated to providing a valuable education that aims for excellence through creating opportunity for every student in its community. The program offered at the school is comprehensive including a strong academic curriculum that is balanced across the Key Learning Areas. We offer numerous curriculum programs including VCE, VCAL and also a Pastoral Care Program which incorporates Careers Education and Respectful Relationships.

Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC2 Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC3 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values, including a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

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.


Arts, Drama, Music, and Performing Arts

School Type


Job Closing Date

29 Jul, 2021