Classroom Teacher - Truganina South Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Truganina VIC, Australia
  • 29 Mar, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Contact Name: Linda Danese
Phone: 03 9296 1800
School Website: http://www.truganinasouthps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Truganina South Primary School is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) development in the Wyndham network area. The school caters for all year levels from P-6. The school is located on Parkvista Drive and Federation Boulevard Truganina South and the majority of the students are drawn from the local area.

The state of the art facility provides critical infrastructure that brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces.

The school is a leading example of ecological sustainability, with a frog bog and a range of other utility conservation measures.

The school structure is organised around the stages of schooling. Grades are arranged in straight Preps and multi-age grades for Years 1-6.

All teachers and students work in Learning Communities to create flexible teaching options in classrooms and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers adopt a shared responsibility for all students within the Learning Community. The school upholds high expectations of all.

At Truganina South Primary School the child is at the centre and purpose of all that we do. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students.

This innovative, rich and rigorous curriculum is delivered in a positive, stimulating and challenging learning environment where every child experiences success and develops a love of life-long learning. Our students are encouraged to explore their world through inquiry learning to become thinking, informed, resilient and self-directed learners who are able to be the best they can be and contribute actively to their community. The key components of the teaching programs at Truganina South Primary School are the effective teaching of literacy and numeracy. All staff are responsible for improved student learning outcomes.

Truganina South Primary school provides high quality programs in; Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science, LOTE (Mandarin) and Physical Education.

The School's Student Leadership system at Truganina South Primary School provide students from all year levels with leadership training and skill developments, and there will be many opportunities to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the school.

The relationships between the staff, students and parents are a fundamental strength at Truganina South Primary School. The school enjoys formidable Community involvement.

Parent involvement and participation in a variety of school activities are a significant feature of our school life and are actively encouraged and greatly valued. There is common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Truganina South Primary School.

In partnership with the YMCA, a long day care and a community centre are features of the school site providing community and children's services in the one location where families need them the most.

Our Vision

At Truganina South Primary School the child is at the centre and purpose of all that we do. All teachers and support staff work to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students. Teachers and students work collaboratively in Learning Communities, to create flexible teaching options to cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers commit to having shared responsibility of the academic success and general wellbeing of all students within the Learning Community.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Truganina South Primary School to provide our students with excellence in teaching and learning and to ensure that all students experience success. Through community connectedness, students develop a love of learning allowing them to become self-motivated, curious and tolerant citizens.

Our Values

Relationships - Developing strong relationships with all community members

  • I will speak positively to others
  • I will listen to others and accept what they have to say
  • I will support others in need
  • I will include others and embrace their contributions

Excellence - Striving to achieve excellence in all that we do

  • I will work hard to achieve my goals
  • I will always do my best
  • I will strive to continually improve

Acceptance - Valuing others and accepting the differences and diversities of others         

  • I will show compassion towards others
  • I will have a positive attitude to everyone

Collaboration - Working together to achieve our goals, vision and mission

  • I will work cooperatively with all members of the community
  • I will value the contributions of others
  • I will provide constructive feedback to other people within our community

Honesty - Being honest with the people within our community

  • I will always tell the truth
  • I will encourage others to tell the truth
  • I will respect others that tell the truth

 Truganina South Primary School is seeking applications from educational leaders who are committed to a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century Designs including ICT rich environments and personalized learning for all students. We are looking for educators who are committed to their profession and will contribute to the positive culture of our school.

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-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.

Subject

Information Technology/Computer Sciences, Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

11 Apr, 2021