|Location||Tooradin Primary School|
|Department||Tooradin Primary School|
|Role Type||Primary Teacher|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term||Fixed Term|
|Contact Name||Zania Cope|
|Phone||03 5998 3321|
Tooradin Primary School is located 17 kilometres east of Cranbourne on the South Gippsland Highway in a semi-rural area. The township is situated on Westernport Bay. The school was founded in 1875 and moved into new school buildings in 2004.
The current enrolment is 311 students. The students are drawn not only from Tooradin, but also the coastal villages of Blind Bight, Warneet and Cannon’s Creek.
Tooradin Primary has a strong values and social skills program. The school values of respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, Respect and Care, encourage and support a positive learning program in a safe and caring environment.
Throughout the school, classes are grouped according to Victorian Curriculum levels with teachers working together for curriculum planning and professional development. Classes are organised depending on the numbers of children at each level, gender balance, maintaining friendship groups and ensuring that there is equal distribution of ability throughout the grades. Usually classes are straight groups which encourage and enhance individual achievement and social development.
The school has a strong focus on student wellbeing and teaches a social skills program which is consistently implemented across the school. The behaviour of the students both in class and in the playgrounds reflects the consistent approach to discipline and high expectations of the school. The development of leadership skills in senior students is encouraged and their input into the tone of the school is important.
Many enrichment opportunities are offered, some of which are choir, school concert, interschool sports, sporting clinics, camps and excursions.
In striving for continuous improvement, Tooradin Primary School is committed to maximising educational opportunities for all students, with staff professional development playing a vital role in achieving this.
We continually seek to maintain the school vision of one where students are offered a high quality education in a supportive learning environment.
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:
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:
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.
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