English Teacher - Stawell Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Stawell VIC, Australia
  • 13 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID  1244911
Location  Stawell Secondary College
Department  Stawell Secondary College
Role Type  Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term  Fixed Term
Classification  Classroom Teacher
Apply By  10/26/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date  01/28/2022
End Date  01/28/2024
Hours  38.00
Contact Name  Carlos Lopez
Phone  035/358-1700
School Website  www.stawellsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Stawell Secondary College embraces the values of respect, excellence and community.

The College serves Stawell and surrounding rural areas. Situated approximately 230 km west-north-west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway to Adelaide, Stawell is close to the world-renowned Grampians National Park.

For further information see https://www.visitgrampians.com.au/discover-the-region/northern-grampians/stawell

Stawell Secondary College provides a comprehensive curriculum with a range of pathways to meet the interests and needs of its students. Year 7 students enrol from nine local primary schools and study a comprehensive Victorian Curriculum; Years 8 to 10 enable an increasing choice of subjects as students progress through the school or enrol from elsewhere. Year 11 and 12 pathways are tailored to student needs.

Teaching at Stawell Secondary College provides both personal and professional fulfilment. It is an opportunity to contribute to the development of an innovative curriculum reflective of 21st century technologies and culture.

Social and emotional learning is supported through a vertical home group structure for Years 7-10, and single Year level care for Years 11 and 12. There is a horizontal student management structure with a year level co-ordinator for each year level. There are also Sub-School managers that oversee the Junior and Senior sectors. All staff actively work to promote engagement and utilise restorative practice to re-engage students when necessary. Student leadership is integral to the success of our school, and this is developed with student ambassadors, house leaders, school captains and bus-route leaders.

Sport, music and various forms of competition are offered within the curriculum and can also be pursued as extra-curricular activities. Individuals and teams compete in a range of sports to state level, and the school band performs for entertainment and competition. Instrumental tuition is available and can lead to a number of music certificates.

Introduced in 2012, the College has successfully embedded a one-to-one personal computer program.

Progressive recruitment of graduates is enabling the College to develop a balance between new and experienced teachers allowing positive development of mentoring relationships and the infusion of new ideas. Stawell Secondary College provides a real opportunity for a new staff member to play a leading role in school improvement.

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.


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.


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.


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

26 Oct, 2021