Classroom Teacher - Knox Gardens Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Knox Gardens Primary School, Argyle Way, Wantirna South VIC, Australia
  • 11 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1242464
Location Knox Gardens Primary School
Department Knox Gardens 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 Tracy Bancroft
Phone 9800 2320
School Website knox.gardens.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

Location Profile

Knox Gardens Primary School provides a challenging and success oriented educational program for all children. Development towards individual excellence is encouraged. Students are expected to work and play co-operatively with others, taking individual and collective pride in the school and their work. The school’s core values of Responsibility, Honesty, Respect and Fairness are embraced throughout the school community.

Our current enrolment for 2020 is 475 students and our numbers are expected to increase over the coming years. Our Teaching staff is supported by a number of Education Support staff working in a range of different roles. The staff work with a variance of time fractions, enabling a wide range of educational programs to be offered to students.

Curriculum programs are delivered in Foundation to Year Six through a mixture of classroom and specialist teaching. Physical and Sport Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and LOTE (Mandarin) programs are provided by specialist teachers. Various additional assistance, English as an Additional Language and extension / challenge programs are provided throughout the school. Students with disabilities and impairments are integrated into an inclusive curriculum, offered from Foundation to Year Six.

Staff plan in teams at year and area levels, and in specific task groups to ensure cohesive implementation of learning activities and support programs. Parent and community participation complements and extends the programs provided by the staff.

Through extensive Professional Learning opportunities staff are kept informed and are knowledgeable of current best practices in education, thereby promoting commitment to continuous improvement of student achievements. This enables teachers to be at the forefront of progressive educational programs that enhance the learning and teaching environment at Knox Gardens.

Knox Gardens Primary School has a strong commitment to encouraging all students to strive for excellence in a supportive and stimulating environment.

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

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School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

24 Oct, 2021