|Location||Fitzroy High School|
|Department||Fitzroy High School|
|Role Type||Secondary Teacher|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term||Fixed Term|
|Contact Name||Linda Mitchell|
|Phone||03 9488 1900|
Fitzroy High School, is a vibrant, progressive, medium-sized government secondary school, located in the inner city suburb of Fitzroy North. The school delivers a year 7-12 curriculum to over 600 students.
The school is surrounded by residential housing, local shopping precincts and extensive parklands. It primarily serves students from the local area and nearby suburbs. Many students ride their bikes and walk to school. There are extensive public transport network close to the school that provide easy access for the school community and for excursions.
The school's physical environment consists of the original buildings and recent additions; there are various room configurations providing some flexibility of use. The grounds are quite small but are augmented by using local facilities such as Edinburgh Gardens. The grounds have had significant student input in design and construction and include a kitchen garden, school-wide and community composting system and indigenous gardens.
Fitzroy High School values children as individual learners who are full of potential and capable of excellence. Our students will be lifelong learners, reflective and creative thinkers, responsible and active citizens, and resilient and adaptable problem solvers able to navigate through an uncertain and constantly changing future.
Fitzroy is a learning community where students and teams of teachers work together to:
achieve high standards so that all students fulfil their capabilities in academic, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development; celebrate diversity and embrace individual differences, including class, culture, race, gender, sexuality and ethnicity; build a cohesive, compassionate and proud school community with a productive legacy for the future; develop beyond our current capacity through continuous change and review; and participate in and contribute to our wider community.
Fitzroy High School embraces a bold and ambitious dream: striving for excellence and equity. We aim to be a humane learning community in which teachers use relationships to deepen their knowledge of students.
This is in order to engage all of them in an intellectually challenging education based on powerful ideas, help them toward social maturity, and prepare them for a life of meaningful possibilities and active participation as Australian and global citizens.
The school places students at the centre of their learning and the structure of the school is organised around meeting the educational needs of our students.
With involvement of parents and carers, teachers support student to make choices about their learning and development, maximising their performance across a broad range of subjects and life skills.
Senior Programs Partnership
Fitzroy High School offers a comprehensive Senior Program including VCE, VCAL and VET certificates, and has been partnering with Collingwood College for over 10 years to co-deliver the VCE curriculum. The partnership allows both schools to be responsive to the needs and interests of students and provides the capacity to offer a greater range of subjects, compared to what would be possible stand alone. The two schools offered 95 classes this year across Years 11 and 12.
The Senior Programs Partnership is a significant priority for both Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College and the opening of the new shared campus - Wurun Senior Campus has provided an exciting state of the art senior learning environment to accommodate the senior students of both schools.
The combined leadership teams of the two schools believe optimal senior student outcomes can best be achieved from well-integrated collaboration, while also maintaining the identities of two separate schools. The Partnership is designed to complement each school’s strengths.
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.
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:
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.
The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:
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.
A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.
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As a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, the State Government was first formed in 1851 when Victoria first gained the right to responsible government. Since the federation of Australia in 1901, Victoria has been a state, to which the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Australian Government. Under the Constitution, all states ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the federal government but retain powers in matters not in conflict with federal law.