Classroom Teacher - Epping Views Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Epping VIC, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1232220
Location Epping Views Primary School
Department Epping Views Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 08/01/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Pauline Kubat
Phone 03 8401 3791
School Website www.eppingviewsps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Epping Views Primary School commenced in 2008. The school is located on a 3.4-hectare site bounded by Lyndarum Drive, Mansfield and Dunolly Streets in the Lyndarum Estate, North Epping. There is a shopping complex situated in Lyndarum Drive with the Epping Views Kindergarten opposite the school.

The enrolment in 2021 is 1260+ students operating across 53 classes comprising of straight grades from prep to year six. There is a strict zone in place and numbers are beginning to decrease. It is expected that we will have 49 classes in 2022.

The school community encompasses a rich multicultural heritage and a diverse socio economic population. The majority of the students are from the rapidly growing housing developments surrounding the school in the Epping North area. The school places a great emphasis on making new staff, students and parents feel settled and a part of our developing school community.

The state of the art facilities have been designed to allow for maximum utilisation of space. This enables co-operative teaching in common areas as well as specific class spaces and break out areas. Considerable external access allows for outdoor learning, easy and safe access to toilets, appropriate resource storage areas and central resource/Library centres to the main teaching areas. The school is ICT rich with flexibility to allow access to ICT communication anywhere within the learning spaces. There are a large number of relocatable buildings strategically placed to accommodate the growing school population.

We currently offer specialist classes in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, LOTE – Italian, Phys Ed, Kitchen Garden, Digital Learning, Library, and support programs in EAL, Oral Language, Tutoring in Years 1-6, Numeracy Extension, Wellbeing Zones of Regulation and Support programs with classroom teachers implementing all other aspects of the school program. All year levels are supported by Teacher Aides. The school has a strong focus on Literacy, Numeracy and ICT/Digital Learning. The school is implementing a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework (SWPBS).

Epping Views Primary School is developing strong bonds with the school and local communities. Parent and student involvement is actively sought in practices in the school. EVPS has become a Healthy Together award school and is a ‘five star’ Sustainable School. We have implemented many sustainable practices into our school culture. All students and staff are involved in one of four Action Teams for Energy, Waste, Water or Biodiversity.

Our statement of purpose is to provide a learning environment that nurtures each student’s personal, social, physical and academic development in preparation for sustainable learning and living in a global world. Our school motto is From Little Things Big Things Grow and our values that underpin the development of the school and whole school culture are Caring, Honesty, Excellence, Respect and Responsibility.

We greatly value the TEAM environment and would encourage outstanding staff wanting to share the journey of our school to apply for a position at Epping Views Primary.

It is highly recommended that before applying for positions at EVPS you make a phone appointment to discuss the role. Please contact David Whewell - Assistant Principal on 8401 3791 as soon as possible.

Applicants are asked to submit a response to the selection criteria of strictly no more than five pages in length, including three referees and their contact details and upload their selection criteria responses and information on Recruitment Online.

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 commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of activities in the wider school programs including Digital Learning, Sustainability & School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Framework.

Role
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.

Responsibilities
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.

Subject

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School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

01 Aug, 2021