Classroom Teacher - Bridgewood Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Cardinia VIC, Australia
  • 10 Jan, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1262057
Location Bridgewood Primary School
Department Bridgewood 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 01/23/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/28/2025
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Kerry Coffey
Phone 03 8766 9400
School Website www.bridgewood.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Bridgewood Primary School and Integrated Child and Family Centre opened in January 2018. Located in the Cardinia Shire, this new school provides for families within Pakenham and Officer, including emerging estates within the south east growth corridor. Bridgewood complements the overall Officer Education Precinct, located adjacent to the site shared by Officer Secondary College and Officer Specialist School.

Through strong local governance and partnership, Cardinia Shire agreed to contribute land (0.4ha) and a $3 million capital investment towards this facility, to build and deliver a fully integrated child and family centre within the school setting. The Shire contracted Early Childhood Management Services to manage and deliver the kindergarten services. The early learning spaces are within the same building as the Foundation learning space, facilitating full integration of early learning and primary schooling. There is shared planning space for Kindergarten and Foundation staff, supporting professionals to collaborate and deliver enhanced learning, development and wellbeing opportunities for every child and family.

Bridgewood Primary School caters for Foundation to Year 6 students housed in four Learning Communities. The school is designed for a long-term enrolment in excess of 450 students with a peak enrolment of approximately 900. Enrolments for term one 2022 are predicted to be 600 - 650 students, F-6. The Integrated Child and Family Centre comprises two Kindergarten rooms (three and four year old kindergartens) and a community space along with consulting rooms for Maternal and Child Health and visiting practitioners.

Bridgewood Primary School is part of a ground breaking precinct that is the embodiment of lifelong learning and community ownership. At the heart of this facility, it is recognised that the child is a competent learner from birth and this will drive professionals to deliver opportunities that encourage children to expand their capacities and deepen their understanding of the world. There are high expectations for every child.

Cardinia Shire has been instrumental in establishing support for this type of joined up approach. As a fully integrated facility, it allows for first contact at birth with the provision of fully operational Maternal and Child Care Health service, continuing through the availability of a range of parenting support programs including community and supported playgroups, new parents groups, Kindergarten, and specialist services such as speech and language, early intervention, Out of School Hours Care and primary schooling.

In addition to our strong partnership with the Cardinia Shire, Bridgewood is also fortunate to be supported through a partnership with the Colman Foundation, Our Place. A Community Engagement Coordinator was employed in 2018 through Our Place to support Bridgewood’s commitment to community engagement. A second Community Engagement Team member was employed in 2019.

Teaching spaces allow for full implementation of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) approach. Learning Community Mentors (teachers) use a cycle of Diagnose, Intervene and Evaluate to frame their PLC inquiries. Learning Communities are designed around modifiable spaces that accommodate varied teaching and learning approaches, fluid groupings, and shared ownership. Responsibility for student learning across the community is shared by the team of mentors.

A high level of collaborative skills are necessary for effective teaching and learning within the learning communities at Bridgewood. Teaching methods used are evidence-based and consistent throughout the school. We plan to further activate student agency within learning and student voice within the community.

The Bridgewood Primary School Vision is ‘Improving outcomes for every child, every day’.

Our commitment to student growth and achievement is paramount. Our teaching and learning programs are rigorous and consistent throughout the school. We have a strong focus on fundamental skill development, as well a deep commitment to applied learning. Teachers at Bridgewood commit to a PLC approach, which means a high level of collaboration. They commit to ongoing continuous improvement.

Bridgewood is a Leader In Me site. We have adopted Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People/ Franklin-Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids throughout the school. All teaching staff receive training in the 7 Habits. The language of the 7 Habits is used throughout the school and explicit lessons are taught as well as the language being embedded throughout the school.

Our specialist programs for 2022 will be Art, Physical Education, Chinese, Music and STEM.

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

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

23 Jan, 2022