Classroom Teacher - Tallangatta Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Tallangatta VIC, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1254937
Location Tallangatta Primary School
Department Tallangatta 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 12/08/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 15.20
Contact Name Ellyssa Brennan
Phone 026/071-2590
School Website  

Location Profile

Tallangatta Primary School offers students an education that one would expect in a larger metropolitan school, yet has that unique friendly atmosphere typical of a small rural community. Tallangatta sits on the shores of the picturesque lake Hume, in Victoria’s North East. Our school strives to ensure all students, regardless of ability or style of learning, are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential in a positive, supportive and engaging learning environment.

We foster individual student interests, encourage active participation in the learning process, and assist students to develop their ability to apply knowledge and skills to real life experiences and challenges. Our current enrolment is 116 students. With the assistance of additional classroom support, which enables regular one-on-one education, our school data is evidence of how beneficial this is for our students. Student achievement is at the forefront of our core business. Approximately 40% of our current enrolment travel by bus.

The school values its strong partnerships with parents and the wider community and has an extremely active and supportive P & C and School Council. Parents provide strong support for the school. Our proactive P & C are vigorous fund-raisers and have increased the parent and community support base of the school. Parents are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the school’s operations; many take the opportunity to do so. The School Council works jointly with the principal and staff to promote quality education.

As a school, we are committed to consultation, the principles of democratic decision-making, systematic whole school planning and evaluation. Students’ best educational interests are the focal point for all decision making. Tallangattta Primary School has the equivalent full time staff of a Principal, 2.4 Education Support Staff and 6.2 Teaching staff. Professional Development is extensive, providing staff with opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes toward learning and teaching.

Tallangatta Primary School is an active member of the Tallangatta F-12 Cluster, which includes the eight Primary schools, which feed into Tallangatta Secondary College, the College itself and the Corryong cluster. The cluster enables the sharing of resources and staffing expertise and joint curriculum planning.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum with a concentrated emphasis on using meaningful learning strategies to engage our students. The provision of innovative technologies is a priority, with all students having access to up to date technology. Tallangatta Primary School has developed an extensive integrated curriculum spanning Foundation to Grade 6, which integrates the Victorian Curriculum areas. The school has strong literacy and numeracy programs based solidly upon the principles and practices shown in the Hume Region Placemats for exemplary teaching. Life Education, swimming, camps, excursions, incursions, inter-school sports and the Student Representative Council, supplements curriculum programs.

Our school is a place in which students are provided with a supportive and engaging learning environment that enables them to develop the emotional, social, physical and academic skills required to adapt to, and contribute to, an ever-changing world.

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.

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

08 Dec, 2021