Classroom Teacher - Clayton South Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Clayton South VIC, Australia
  • 17 Jun, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1248472
Location Clayton South Primary School
Department Clayton South Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term  
Classification Classroom Teacher  
Apply By 11/09/2021  
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/27/2022  
End Date 12/20/2022  
Hours 38.00  
Contact Name Greg Clement  
Phone 95580599
School Website www.claytonsouthps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Clayton South Primary School’s vision is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment for our students. We work in a diverse community and do so with a sense of commitment. Children are encouraged as individuals to achieve their best, so they can make positive contributions to the community. Clayton South Primary

School’s values are:

Community - feel valued, safe and supported in an environment that celebrates diversity
Acceptance - recognise and value the different cultures that exist in our community
Respect - friendly interactions between teachers, students and the community
Excellence - value learning and achieve to their full potential
Self-confidence - motivated with a positive attitude

Clayton South Primary has been providing an excellent education for our community since 1929. Situated on 3 acres, our school provides a wonderful atmosphere and space for our students to develop their academic and creative talents. Our school is well resourced and there are computers in each classroom in the form of PC, netbooks, notebooks, tablets and iPads.

A challenging comprehensive curriculum is provided which is based on the Victorian Curriculum.

Clayton South Primary School achieves high academic standards and a strong emphasis is placed on Literacy and Numeracy. In addition to the comprehensive classroom programs offered in literacy and numeracy, an integrated classroom curriculum program addresses the curriculum areas of Science,

Humanities/History, Technologies/Design Technology, Civics and Citizenship, and Health. These curriculum areas are also cross referenced with the literacy program to ensure sufficient time is allocated to address the content. Specialist teachers provide instruction in Physical Education, Language (Spanish), and Visual Arts. Interdisciplinary, personal and social learning are addressed within these curriculum areas and supported by a range of Outdoor Education camps and excursion initiatives. The school has developed a structured approach to curriculum planning that ensures a shared vision within the school on curriculum development, common documentation and common understanding of the whole-school curriculum by teachers and parents. The data analysed regularly by teachers in their curriculum planning includes a suite of year level assessments including NAPLAN, and an analysis of school performance data including student, staff and parent surveys.

The workforce composition is one Principal class staff member, nine full time or equivalent teaching staff members and 9 education support staff.

Clayton South Primary School proudly develops strong learning relationships with students, teachers and parents in our welcoming, multicultural community. We have an open, approachable atmosphere where everyone feels valued and welcome. We take pride in our students for their resilience and their responsible and independent attitudes to learning.

The school is an active participant in district sport competitions as well as providing opportunities for students to participate in swimming, PMP, kitchen garden, chicken coop, choir, drama, sporting activities, Art Club, Homework Club and Breakfast Club.

A pre-school to Prep transition program called 'Step into Prep' is conducted for children eligible to attend school the following year and we have close relationships with our local kindergartens and Secondary Colleges which enhance transition activities.

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.

SC6 Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, the Science of Reading, The Writing Revolution, and Explicit Direct Instruction.

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.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

29 Jun, 2022