Classroom Teacher - Waubra Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Waubra VIC, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID  1245454
Location  Waubra Primary School
Department  Waubra Primary School
Role Type  Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time  Part-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  7.60
Contact Name  Kane Tolliday - Principal
Phone  5343 5358
School Website  

Location Profile

Vision

‘To develop academically and socially confident students in an engaging learning environment, where they are inspired to reach their full potential.’

Values

  • Respect: Showing care and concern for self, others and property. (Be thoughtful)
  • Excellence: In the achievement of individual and team goals. (Do your best.)
  • Integrity: Of individuals in their words, actions and relationships. (Do the right thing.)

Responsibility: For our words and actions. (Be in charge of yourself)

Mission

‘To provide support to motivate and stimulate our learners on their life-long learning journey.’

Context

Waubra Primary School is a picturesque rural school that is located on the Sunraysia Highway, 32km. north of Ballarat in a rural environment. There is a wide diversity of parent occupations. The school has a committed, talented and professional staff with a positive range of skills and abilities. The school has always developed and maintained the well-resourced teaching areas which include the original school building which is comprised of the administration office, principal office, staff room, junior classroom and music room, the new building provided through the Building the Education Revolution program houses three classrooms and an open area, and a multi-purpose learning space for art and indoor physical education.

It has approximately 56 students. The school has been an important part of the community since its opening in 1869 and Waubra Primary School is proud of its history and tradition and looks forward to the future with confidence.

The school is held in high regard within and beyond the community.

The Waubra school community has the expectation that all children will reach their full academic and personal potential with the school providing appropriate curriculum programs and effective teaching practices.

Whilst the key focus of the school is on Literacy and Numeracy, classroom programs provide a broad curriculum across all key learning areas - the Arts, English, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Languages Other Than English, Science, Humanities and Technology.
The classroom programs are supported by a Program for Students with Disabilities, and specialist teachers of Japanese STEAM, Physical Education and MARC Van support.

As well as a comprehensive curriculum, students are offered extra curricula enrichment activities which include sport, performing arts, instrumental music tuition, special days, the annual concert, excursions, incursions and camps. Students enjoy opportunities for leadership and values based education. A number of teams compete in school competitions, supported by teachers and parents.

The use of technology to enhance student learning is a feature of the school and high quality facilities, programs, equipment and expertise are provided to support classroom programs. The school has a school funded 1-to-1 laptop program from Foundation – grade 6. The opportunity for the ICT development of student’s skills and class group work is integrated into key learning areas across the curriculum and is optimised by students accessing networked computers.

Parents and community members are very involved in all aspects of the school environment. We encourage parents and community members to take an active part in their child’s learning through information evenings and the school’s open door policy.

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

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021