Primary Classroom Teacher in Visual Arts and Generalist - Davis Creek Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Tarneit VIC 3029, Australia
  • 16/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Location Profile

Davis Creek Primary School is a new government primary school in Tarneit. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new school and work alongside positive and enthusiastic educators who have the students at the centre. We have developed a positive professional learning culture, where teachers will be supported through coaching, mentoring and quality professional learning experiences.

The school has been built to eventually accommodate 475 students and comprises of an Administration Building, two Learning Community Buildings and a Performing Arts and Physical Education (PAPE) building. The contemporary learning environments, include a range of learning settings that support various modes of learning and teaching. These include: flexible collaborative learning spaces, explicit instruction glassed rooms, presentation spaces, quiet reading or small group nooks, specialist labs, games and construction/storytelling settings, and staff work spaces. The design allows all students to experience a range of teaching and learning approaches to ensure they reach their personal best.

Davis Creek Primary School’s vision is to nurture a creative and collaborative learning environment where teachers and students can:

  • achieve beyond their goals and provide excellence in teaching and learning in a safe, inclusive and supportive education environment
  • develop a professional learning community that is focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning, with a belief we can support all students to achieve their personal best
  • flourish as caring individuals who display compassion and build positive relationships
  • embrace challenges and take principled action, both locally and globally, developing international mindedness
  • be engaged, empowered and energised leaders who demonstrate a high level of agency and efficacy and understand how they can be successful learners and leaders
  • develop positive and genuine partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
  • The staffing profile will be built upon the principles of a highly effective Professional Learning Community, recruiting educators with a diverse range of teaching experience, backgrounds and expertise.

Staff will demonstrate a passion for inquiry-based pedagogy, implementing evidenced and researched based practices, informed by on-going assessment, and driven by individual student learning data. They will demonstrate a strong commitment to collaborative planning and teaching within the flexible learning spaces. They will enjoy the challenges that will come with being part of a new school, and appreciate their vital role in overall school improvement. Staff will also be dedicated to the social, emotional as well as academic growth and achievement of every student. Staff who believe all students can learn and achieve and are committed to supporting learner-centred approaches that include explicit teaching. Passionate and collaborative staff are encouraged to apply.

The Visual Arts program has an important role with supporting our students to express themselves creatively. Please view our website to ensure our school is a great match for you.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2 Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth

SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.

SC6 Demonstrated capacity to lead the development of an exemplary Visual Arts program in a school.

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-curricula 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 classroom 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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Subject

Arts, Drama, Music, and Performing Arts, Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

28/02/2021