Classroom Teacher - Yandoit Primary School

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

Job Description

Job ID: 1238527
Location: Yandoit Primary School
Department: Yandoit Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 10/02/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Karen McHugh
Phone: 53482480
School Website: http://daylesps.vic.edu.au/

Location Profile

Yandoit Primary is a small rural school with excellent pupil to staff ratios, which allows a personalised approach to each child’s education. We have one multi-aged class, catering for students from Prep to Grade 6 and strive to create a culture of ‘family’ amongst our students, teachers and parents; indeed our whole school community.

Although Yandoit Primary School is located in the township of Yandoit, we are in a lovely rural setting; bordered by bushland, the local Hall and a dairy farm. Our grounds are small but we have an established vegetable garden, fully shaded adventure playground, a large sandpit, large shared eating area under cover and grassy areas. We have an old Guards Van that hosts a huge range of imaginative games, as well as a quiet space for students to gather. All are well looked after by our school community, who take great pride in Yandoit Primary School.

The school is very well resourced with a modern Learning Centre, comprising 2 classrooms, toilets and a small kitchen. The Library and Office are in our old historic original classroom (dating from 1861). This building was refurbished only a few years, and a purpose built kitchen was provided as well, which enhances our Kitchen Garden Program. A new outdoor toilet block was also provided during this building project. Our Art Room, which was once the School Shelter Shed, has been completely refurbished to create a light- filled art space with windows that frame our lovely rural setting.

At Yandoit Primary School, we believe strongly that children learn when they are happy, feel safe, cared for and valued. We provide a Developmental Curriculum program to all students for 4 mornings a week. A Play-based program is provided for Prep to Grade 2 students and for our Grades 3-6 students, they follow an Inquiry based research program. Literacy and Numeracy takes place each day from 11-1pm, where explicit teaching at each student’s level of need occurs. In the afternoon, we have Specialist programs, currently Visual and Performance Arts, Health and Physical Education, LOTE, Chess and ICT.

As an annexe of Daylesford Primary School our school offers the advantages of both a large and small school. We can participate in the excursions, camps, sporting days, and extra-curricular activities offered by Daylesford Primary School. Drummond Primary School is also an annexe of Daylesford and the two annexes plan programs, camps and excursions together.

A Small Rural Multi-Age Setting Means:

  • Fostering a close relationship between children, their families and teachers.
  • Children develop respect for each other and an appreciation of individual differences.
  • Children learn ways of working together where everyone can have a go at their own appropriate developmental level.
  • A sense of belonging-everyone's contribution is valued.
  • Expands the age range of peers and promotes co-operative learning.
  • Catering for individual needs in a caring environment.
  • Leadership skills are encouraged in older children, giving younger students positive role models.

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

02 Oct, 2021