Classroom Teacher - North Melbourne Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • North Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 11 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1244015
Location North Melbourne Primary School
Department North Melbourne Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 10/24/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/27/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Sarah Nightingale
Phone 039329 6902
School Website https://www.northmelbourneps.vic.edu.au/

Location Profile

North Melbourne Primary School is one of the few schools close to the CBD. It backs onto Flemington Road; the boundary between North Melbourne and Parkville. The Royal Children's, The Women's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals are located nearby. St Michaels Catholic Primary School, University High School and University of Melbourne are all within walking distance of the school. The school also has easy access to the facilities and space of Royal Park. The student community of 810+ students reflects the cultural diversity of the surrounding neighbourhood, including North and West Melbourne, Parkville, the CBD and the Docklands. There are approximately 45 different nationalities represented.

The original building dates back to 1874. It consists of classrooms and an Arts wing, including both Visual and Performing Arts rooms. The school promotes the use of flexible learning spaces, known as The Flex, The Hive, The Comm. and the Clouds.

The school has a dynamic leadership team consisting of a Principal; two Assistant Principals; Literacy and Numeracy Learning Specialists and two Leading Teachers. This model provides stability and structure.

The school is divided into eight Professional Learning Teams, seven of them teaching from Prep to Year 6; each team working collaboratively to provide a curriculum that is based on a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy. The Specialist Team delivers comprehensive specialist programs in Visual and Performing Arts (Music and Drama), Physical Education and LOTE – Italian and AUSLAN.

The teaching teams represent a balance of experienced and beginning teachers to ensure the new teachers are mentored at the beginning of their careers. Teachers plan in their Professional Learning Teams to deliver a balanced curriculum.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program provides students with experiences in planting, harvesting and cooking healthy meals with much of the produce coming from our vegetable garden.

The North Melbourne Primary School philosophy is underpinned by the following beliefs and practices:

  • All children can learn
  • Learning outcomes will be maximised when children feel safe, connected and engaged at school
  • Students are encouraged to be active and self-directed in their learning
  • Our school values are reflected within all we do

We value being Responsible; Inclusive; Sagacious; and Ethical

Mission: Guaranteed extraordinary learning opportunities for students, providing a rich curriculum and evidence-based practices of teaching.

Vision: Students will contribute positively to their local, national and global communities

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 Demonstrate willingness, enthusiasm and ability to teach in a collaborative teaching and learning environment and to personalise the learning program for all students.

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

24 Oct, 2021