Leading Teacher Range 3 - Bairnsdale West Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Bairnsdale VIC, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID  1244948
Location  Bairnsdale West Primary School
Department  Bairnsdale West Primary School
Role Type  Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term  Ongoing
Classification  Leading Teacher Range 3
Apply By  10/27/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date  01/28/2022
End Date  01/27/2025
Hours  38.00
Contact Name  Doug Vickers
Phone  03 5152 3516
School Website  www.bwestps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Bairnsdale West Primary School is a vibrant school community with a staff committed to meeting the needs of all students.  The school continues to provide a wide range of programs in the areas of consolidation, intervention and extension.  The staff at Bairnsdale West are committed to the school motto of “a caring, learning, community” and the Beliefs and Values of our staff are listed below.

The following beliefs and values are based on the commitment that students will be the primary consideration in all decision making.


  • Recognising and valuing the opinions of others
  • Recognising and valuing the diverse talents and abilities of all individuals
  • Acknowledging the effort and achievements of others
  • Encouraging a positive presentation and image of the school


  • Being truthful to ourselves and others
  • Reflecting on our own values and opinions regularly
  • Taking personal responsibility for words and actions
  • Giving and accepting honest feedback to assist the development


  • Encouraging and providing opportunities for all to participate in the school community
  • Recognising and utilising everybody’s abilities and contributions
  • Supporting minorities by making decisions empathetically
  • Understanding where others “come from” so there is less judgement

Effective Communication

  • Communicating is the responsibility of everyone
  • Speaking to relevant people
  • Listening to direct and indirect messages
  • Strategically applying the timing and the delivery of interaction

Enjoyment and Humour

  • Having the ability to laugh at yourself
  • Having the ability to laugh with others respectfully
  • Having fun
  • Developing an approach to education that values humour

Teamwork and Co-operation

  • Working together to achieve common goals
  • Recognising and valuing the abilities and contributions of team members
  • Accepting and supporting group decisions

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2  Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3  Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.

SC6 Demonstrated understandings of the Staff Beliefs & Values at Bairnsdale West Primary School and a commitment to cultural diversity and personal growth.


Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range.  The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.

Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.

Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.

Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.

Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.


In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  • Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  • Teaching demonstration lessons;
  • Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  • Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  • Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  • Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  • Developing and managing the school code of conduct.

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.


Other Subjects

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Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021