Job ID: 1239557
Location: Ormond Primary School
Department: Ormond Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/27/2021
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Contact Name: Kerri McLeod
School Website: www.ormondps.vic.edu.au
Ormond Primary School was founded in 1891 and is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment which allows all children to be challenged, guided and engaged in their learning. As a learning community, Ormond Primary School aspires for all children to develop a love of learning and to value lifelong skills and knowledge.
Ormond Primary School is a school of 400 students located in the suburb of Ormond in the South East Victorian Region. The school is housed in attractive and well maintained grounds and buildings. The school’s excellent facilities were enhanced through the Building Education Revolution Program and in 2010, a total of $2.5 million of federal funding was allocated to develop a double storey building connecting the 1927 Building, Hall and the 2000 Building. New facilities included a modern Library, Performing Arts Area, Multimedia studio on the ground floor and four flexible classroom spaces on the first floor. This year the school completed its’ most recent capital works project. This has resulted in refurbished classrooms, ample break out areas, a fully functioning lift and a brand new STEAM centre. This space is linked to the Visual Arts Room and opens out to our garden beds and outdoor seated area.
The establishment and maintenance of a school neighbourhood boundary has enabled the school to better manage enrolments. As a consequence the enrolment levels are anticipated to remain in the range of 360-440 students over the foreseeable future. The school has a moderate number of students from a non-English Speaking background and a low percentage of families in receipt of the Camps, Sport and Excursion Funding. Most families have at least one parent in full time employment with most working as professionals or in their own businesses. Our families value education and have high expectations of the school and their children. Nearly all students have attended a pre-school prior to enrolment at school.
Staffing includes a principal, an assistant principal and a well-balanced staff profile comprised of our Learning Specialist and a range of expert, accomplished and graduate teachers. In addition there are a number of educational support staff including one full-time business manager and a full-time assistant in the office as well as four integration aides who work with a small number of children across the school. Korean is taught by a part-time cultural aide and the school offers STEAM, Visual Arts and Health and PE as specialist areas. An Out of School Hours program is staffed by a Co-ordinator and two assistants.
The school is organised in to two departmental teams; Foundation – Year 2, and Years 3 to 6. The Victorian Curriculum is implemented across all levels. The school has a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy, although Wellbeing and Inquiry remain significant priorities as well. The focus for Ormond Primary School is to develop school based curriculum models to meet the needs of our students. We promote student voice and agency at every opportunity and our children continue to demonstrate positive behaviours aligned with our school values.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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