Classroom Teacher - Greythorn Primary School

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

Job Description

Job ID 1262076
Location Greythorn Primary School
Department Greythorn Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  
Full/Part Time Full-Time  
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term  
Classification Classroom Teacher  
Apply By 01/23/2022  
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/27/2022  
End Date 01/26/2023  
Hours 38.00  
Contact Name Andrew Searle  
Phone 9857 9762  
School Website www.greythornps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Greythorn Primary School serves the educational needs of families in the area of North Balwyn. The school opened in 1953 and occupies a site of just over two hectares with sweeping views to the city.

The current enrolment of 450 students is accommodated in 25 fully air-conditioned classrooms. Facilities include a resource centre/library, a multi-purpose sports and learning centre, a school hall, a well-equipped art room, Languages - French and English as an Additional Language rooms, a discovery (science) centre, extensive outdoor play areas and adventure playground and an Out of Hours Care Program.

Greythorn Primary School, ‘working together’ with its community, has the expectation that all students will pursue excellence whilst acquiring a lifelong love of learning and the skills and attitudes necessary to contribute successfully in our global society. Our pedagogical focus is to create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, ask questions and seek answers to stimulate their curiosity. Students are supported to develop the strategies and confidence to engage in all tasks, demonstrating a sense of purpose and a zest for life.

Our dynamic learning environment encourages students to become active learners, acquire and practise higher order thinking skills and utilise Information and Communication Technology skills. ICT hardware including PC’s, laptops, iPads, IWB’s and netbooks form part of the learning tools available to all students. Our school seeks to support students’ learning through 21st century learning programs.

Providing leadership opportunities and developing students’ social competencies is a priority at Greythorn. The school culture is influenced by a common purpose that we need to continue to acknowledge and pursue high performance whilst embedding a social framework to support students on their learning journey. Our school is committed to child safety, including all school environments and outside of school hours.

Strong parent-school partnerships enable parents to participate in all aspects of school life. This partnership promotes a cooperative school culture where a spirit of mutual respect is evident. Parent participation complements and extends the quality programs provided by the staff.

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