Classroom Teacher - Devon Meadows Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Devon Meadows VIC, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID  1245457
Location  Devon Meadows Primary School
Department  Devon Meadows 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  10/27/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date  01/28/2022
End Date  01/26/2023
Hours  38.00
Contact Name  Brendan McDonough
Phone  035/998-2304
School Website  

Location Profile

Devon Meadows Primary School aims to create a passionate learning community that inspires, challenges and supports all students to achieve their personal best and make a positive contribution to the world in which they live. The school has a student population of approximately 265 and is located in an attractive rural setting, approximately 7km south-east from Cranbourne. The school opened in 1916.

Students come from a variety of socio-economic settings including rural acreages and urban areas of Cranbourne. Most students are driven to school as they reside outside of walking distance, many passing by other local schools to attend Devon Meadows. Transition programs are well established with local pre-school and secondary schools. Students are involved in a series of activities throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition the following year.

The SFOE for Devon Meadows Primary School is currently 0.4754. The number of students where English is a second language, has remained low for the past 4 years.

There are twenty nine members of staff: two Principal class, one learning specialist, sixteen classroom teachers, two tutors, five integration aides, one business manager and two administration officers.

The school opened its six classroom learning centre as part of the BER program in 2011. All other classes occur in relocatable classrooms. The Devon Meadows Community Hall is located on site and is run by a committee of management made up of the City of Casey, the Uniting Church of Australia, community members and the Devon Meadows Primary School Council. As managers of this facility, the students and parents of Devon Meadows Primary School have great access to this large hall for sports, assemblies and other activities as required throughout the year.

Where possible, students are organised into multi-aged classes around the Victorian Curriculum. Teachers work in collaborative teams as part of the overall professional learning community approach to plan and deliver the curriculum. There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy throughout the school. Specialist classes offered include Physical Education, AUSLAN, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. The Performing Arts program has a number of elements including a school concert for our Junior School and Wakakirri for our Middle and Senior School.

Our school has continued to work on becoming an ‘Outstanding School’. All members of the school community are engaged in developing a common language and belief about the many things we do well and realise they have a role to play in making Devon Meadows Primary School an Outstanding place to learn. We are committed to developing effective partnerships between staff, students, parents and community groups. Parental involvement in the school is high and creates a strong sense of community.

The four school values of: Respect, Teamwork, Commitment to Learning and Friendship form an important foundation for these activities.

Devon Meadows Primary School is a safe school and adheres to the Child Safe Standards.

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.

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021