Classroom Teacher - Highton Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Highton VIC, Australia
  • 18 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1253736
Location Highton Primary School
Department Highton Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 12/01/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date  
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Robert Broekman
Phone 035/243-1494
School Website  

Location Profile

The Highton Primary School - No. 304”, situated in south west Geelong at the foot of the Barrabool Hills, has occupied the current site in Roslyn Road since 1880.¿ Due to the small road frontage and large playing fields at the rear, the school has a secure playground for students.

The school is renowned, not only for its high expectations of students, but for its caring and supportive approach to their education. It is an International Baccalaureate World School, receiving accreditation in April 2009.

Our vision is, “As an IB World School, with strong community partnerships, we commit to excellence and the development of principled, compassionate, lifelong learners, who know they can take action to make a difference to our world.” We deliver a challenging, globally significant curriculum that addresses individual differences and learning styles with the mission to inquire, engage, empower.

The school is committed to developing a community of learners. Our staff are committed to a collaborative culture focused on building practice excellence. With a focus on student growth, the school provides ongoing support to all staff and is striving to establish outstanding professional learning communities.

The school is committed to the challenging and invigorating task of preparing young people for a rapidly changing world. It is the young people who are our focus – aiming for responsible, successful, confident students who are internationally minded and positively impact the future.

The school has facilities to complement the educational programs offered, including 14 classrooms, library, canteen, and a well-maintained playground and oval.¿ The school also accesses the adjoining hall for a variety of purposes.

The school community is a valued part of the school and parental involvement is encouraged in classroom assistance, policy and program development, Parents’ Club, School Council and social events. The community plays a key role in curriculum, environment and resource implementation.

Currently, the school’s teaching staff has a balance of both experienced and graduate teachers, who play a vital role in school-based and extra-curricular activities, community and social functions and help create a vibrant school at Highton.¿ The staff actively demonstrates their dedication to the students and the school by their enthusiasm and attendance at a wide range of Professional Development activities.

The school offers its students a quality education, providing curriculum based on the Victorian Essential Learnings framework.¿ The school implements a full LOTE program in Italian. The school community also supports disability and impairment programs for several its children.

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.

SC6 Demonstrated skills and ability to use an inquiry approach to student learning

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Subject

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School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

01 Dec, 2021