Classroom Teacher - Wallington Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Wallington VIC, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1238211
Location: Wallington Primary School
Department: Wallington Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/19/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 10/06/2021
End Date: 12/30/2021
Hours: 15.20
Contact Name: Glen Lauder
Phone: 03 52501841
School Website: https://www.wallington-ps.vic.edu.au/

Location Profile

Wallington is situated in a semi-rural setting. It is approximately 6 km from Ocean Grove to our south and 7 km from Leopold to our west. The school provides a focal point for the local community and we enjoy a wide range of community participation at the school. There has been a school on the site since 1868 so we have a long tradition of community involvement.

The community of Wallington is largely made up of `small acreage allotments’, designed for a low density population. This factor creates a fairly stable enrolment for the school. However, the size, rural aspect, magnificent environment and positive reputation of the school have attracted many students from a wider area. Many pass by other government schools to attend Wallington P.S.

The school comprises of a modern main administration area and classrooms. The addition of a new Multi- Purpose Room, Arts Centre and kitchen facility has provided the school with a space that is open and flexible and can be used by classes for a wide range of learning activities. The flexibility is enhanced with the building allowing for the combining of the indoor and outdoor learning areas.

The playground is spacious and provides our students with sufficient area to stimulate their imaginations in a safe environment. Incorporated in the playground is a passive area where children who want a quiet area to play can go. The school also has a large oval that is used for sporting events such as cross country, Friday sport, and a range of other activities.

The strengths of the school are many and include such things as the size of the school population, the ability of the staff to work as a team and to support each other through their planning, commitment and willingness to embrace new ideas and methods, the family atmosphere that exists in the school and the development of innovative programs which challenge and engage students in their learning. A major focus of the program is the delivery of a differentiated curriculum to ensure that all students are catered for and supported in their learning at Wallington Primary School.

The smaller student population allows us to provide many activities that involve the whole school. Theme days, Special Events such as the Children’s Fair, Science Days etc. highlight the inclusive culture of the school. These days provide the students with the opportunity to work in multi age groupings and to interact with other teachers.

Priorities of the school are:

  • High expectations of all students
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Support for student's learning
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Focus on the environment
  • Leadership development
  • Incorporation of Information and Communication Technology in the everyday program
  • Extra curricula activities such as instrumental music, debating and camping program, just to name a few.

The school is a place where the values are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience

The values support us in our belief that all students can learn and that we must always strive for continuous improvement in everything that we do. If we can achieve this then we will have students who enjoying learning, being positively involved in their school, are becoming independent, lifelong learners, effective members of the school and wider community.

Wallington Primary School is the ‘Home of the Strawberry Fair’. This well-known fundraising event provides the school with additional funds to put towards vital programs in the school such as ICT equipment, specialist programs, and other equipment for the school.

Wallington Primary School is a vibrant and proactive school that caters for the social, emotional and academic needs of the students. The staff, at the school, are passionate about their students and work with the parents and the student to provide a positive learning environment.

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 experience in delivering an Indonesian language program Prep - Grade 6.

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

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

19 Sep, 2021