Classroom Teacher - Bentleigh West Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Bentleigh VIC, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1238685
Location: Bentleigh West Primary School
Department: Bentleigh West Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/22/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/27/2029
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Sarah Asome
Phone: 9557 1228
School Website: www.bentleighwestps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Bentleigh West Primary School is located in a well-established residential area (15km from the CBD), with the local community attracting young families with high educational aspirations for their children. The school is considered highly within the community, experiencing significant growth with a current population of 669.

The school has undergone an extensive capital works program across all learning spaces and we are fortunate to have premium communal areas, significant open spaces which include veggie gardens, sporting facilities and interactive workspaces.

Bentleigh West Primary School has implemented many of the High Impact Teaching Strategies outlined by Victoria’s Education State initiative. The school subscribes to the Explicit Direct Instruction Model (Hollingsworth,Ybarra) and this role involves coaching teachers in this model. The gradual release of responsibility model is similar. BWPS is also well regarded for its evidence informed literacy and numeracy approaches and we are looking for teachers who have experience in contributing to or leading a team. A teacher who has high level skills in behaviour management and restorative practices.

High level content knowledge and ability to development teacher’s instruction in the areas of:

Phonemic Awareness, Phonics (Systematic Synthetic Phonics), Fluency, Vocabulary (including morphology) and Comprehension will be highly advantageous along with Number Sense, Fluency and understanding of the Singapore Bar Model.

Vision:

BWPS is committed to:

  • fostering knowledgeable, respectful and caring young people who contribute
  • positively and responsibly to their local and global community.
  • be recognised as a high performing school with a reputation of evidence
  • based best practice that is visible in each classroom.

School Wide Pedagogy

  • Explicitly Direct Instruction Model (John Hollingsworth & Sylvia Ybarra)
  • Spaced practice to automaticity.
  • Building knowledge to promote curiosity, problem solving and creativity.

Non-Negotiable for Every Learning Environment

  • Strong Relationships
  • High Expectations and Excellent Classroom Practice
  • Excellent Presentation - Classroom Displays and Bookwork.
  • Positive Classroom Tone
  • Quality Feedback to Students

Please see our Website: http://www.bentleighwestps.vic.edu.au

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.

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

22 Sep, 2021