Classroom Teacher - Sale Primary School

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

Job Description

Job ID 1239773
Location Sale Primary School
Department Sale Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 09/27/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Chris Malone
Phone 03 51445545
School Website saleps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Sale Primary School is based in the town of Sale in Gippsland 200kms east of Melbourne. Known locally as 545, the school was established in 1853 and has occupied its current site adjoining historic Victoria Park near the city centre since 1883. The school continues to draw pupils from the city itself and from outlying areas including the R.A.A.F. Base at East Sale and currently has an enrolment of approximately 470 students.

545 prides itself on being a supportive, friendly and caring school. We have a happy, relaxed community atmosphere that fosters a strong and active partnership between students, staff, parents and the local community. The traditional Maypole Dance, performed each year since 1893 by senior pupils at the annual Garden Party, symbolises the link between our school and the community that has developed over a number of generations. The warm feeling of "belonging to 545" is evident in the children, parents and teachers working cooperatively in the education of our children.

At 545, we place considerable emphasis on ensuring that we are providing a safe and caring environment for everyone involved in our school. All of the school's activities are-developed in consideration of the identified school values of:

  • Respect
  • Success
  • Resilience
  • Honesty
  • Enjoyment

Schooling takes place in a combination of old and new buildings including a modern open plan-learning centre that supports the learning of 7 classes. Each classroom is equipped with multiple networked computers and laptops as well as an interactive whiteboard or TV. These general-purpose learning spaces are further-supported by specialist learning spaces for art, music, physical education, science, library and social skills programs.

Student wellbeing and engagement has been an area of significant focus for the school, underpinned by a traffic light analogy as follows:

Green light behaviours - positive behaviours that are rewarded

Orange light behaviours - disruptive behaviours that require students to take responsibility for

Red light behaviours - serious breaches in behaviour that require adult intervention and consequences.

Sale Primary School provides a broad curriculum that ensures opportunities and successes for all children within a safe and orderly environment. We promote excellence in learning by providing quality programs that challenge and interest all students, and foster self-esteem, confidence, independence and cooperative skills. Sale Primary School operates 21 classrooms in 2021 consisting of 4 x Foundation, 6 x Junior school classes, 6 x Middle school classes and 5 x Senior school classes.

Our teachers have a strong culture of professional development which is evident in team planning and the use of data to enhance teaching and learning. The school is committed to continual development of all learners within our school, both students and teachers. We place considerable emphasis on the building of strong, professional relationships and developing the capacity of all teams within our professional learning community. We value the expertise and experience all staff members bring to our school.

The school's teaching staff are organised into Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) aligned to the Victorian Curriculum levels. These PLCs are led by the PLC leader who supports the teaching team via; team approaches to develop curriculum, yearly overviews, regular team meetings and team professional development sessions. Classroom teachers plan learning programs with teams released simultaneously via the school's specialist timetable.

All students have the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities including a swimming program, camps & excursions, band & choir, bike & traffic education, Perceptual Motor Program, and house sports in cross country, swimming and athletics.

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

27 Sep, 2021