Teacher -Humanities

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 08/12/2020
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Location Profile

For over 30 years, Bellarine Secondary College (formerly Queenscliff High School) has served the community of the Bellarine Peninsula and the past record of our students in academic, cultural and sporting fields is noted with pride.

Bellarine Secondary College is the only State Secondary College on the Bellarine Peninsula. The College is situated on two campuses: Years 7and 8 are located at Ocean Grove Campus in Shell Rd, Ocean Grove (500 students) and Years 9-12 are based at the Drysdale Campus, Peninsula Drive, Drysdale (850 students) with a total enrolment of 1350 students. The College draws enrolments from all towns on the Bellarine Peninsula including Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Portarlington, St Leonards, Indented Head, Queenscliff, Pt Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and the outskirts of neighboring Leopold.

The College offers a rich and broad curriculum across all year levels. This curriculum includes VCE, VET and VCAL in the later years of schooling. The intent of schooling at Bellarine Secondary College is to make available for students a wide range of opportunities, providing them with the necessary preparation for the transition from school to broader society. The College has established connections with tertiary providers within Geelong and continues to develop partnerships with other Registered Training Organisations. Applied learning is an important aspect of College curriculum and is built into student learning programs from Years 9 to 12.

Bellarine Secondary College was one of the first schools across the State to offer a VCAL program which is now embedded in the school and recognized as best practice across the State. The College offers 23 VCE studies at both Units 1 and 3 levels. The Accelerated Learning Program provides a fabulous opportunity for students to accelerate and deepen their learning in Years 7-9 with students from this program typically accessing VCE subjects in Year 10, allowing them to remain challenged and stimulated in their learning. The College is proud of the breadth of the program offered and of the excellent outcomes achieved by students over its history of serving its community.

The Year 7 & 8 campus at Ocean Grove presents a unique opportunity for students to transition from primary to secondary education smoothly. Parents speak passionately about the benefits of this structure.

Student wellbeing is given a very high priority within the College and students and parents are encouraged to make maximum use of the support available. The College has a Student Engagement Policy which incorporates Restorative Behaviour practices College wide. Bellarine Secondary College is a partner school in the Respectful Relationships Program and embedding School Wide Positive Behaviour supports is a priority.

Student leadership and voice is highly valued within the College community and students have a structured and strategically developed program available to them from Years 7 to 12.

Bellarine Secondary College teachers utilise high impact teaching strategies in every classroom through the implementation of the Bellarine Classroom instructional model. This model has been informed by the research of Robert Marzano in The New Art and Science of Teaching.

The College improvement agenda is guided by both the DET Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) and Marzano’s High Reliability Schools model.

In working towards achieving its goals, Bellarine Secondary College encourages a high level of participation by parents, staff and students. The College Council is the main policy and decision-making body of the school, however all parents and staff can be involved in a number of committees and forums and provide support in other ways.

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 capacity to align teaching practice with the College’s preferred instructional model and contribute to the development and implementation of the ‘Bellarine Classroom’ based on the work of Robert Marzano in ‘The New Art and Science 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

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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

Other Information

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Conditions of Employment

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Program Benefits

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VIT LANTITE

To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Subject

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School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

27/01/2021