French Teacher - Exford Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Exford Primary School, Exford Road, Exford VIC, Australia
  • 31 Mar, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Contact Name: Lisa Campo
Phone: 9743 5025
School Website: www.exfordps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Exford Primary School is situated in a semi-rural setting, which provides a safe, happy and friendly learning environment, which promotes pride, warmth and a sense of belonging. It is located 6 kms from Melton South on a 1.2 hectare site surrounded by farm land and is less than 2 km from the Weir Views (Exford Waters and Seventh Bend) estate. Our anticipated 2021 enrolment is 300 students.

Our staff are a dedicated team, with all teachers and ES staff sharing in the pastoral care of all children. We have a daily focus on the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy and our Project Based Learning. Our Learning Specialist teachers work closely with our teaching staff in our continuing focus on professional learning and supporting our Professional Learning Teams.

We are looking forward to the commencement of our long anticipated school upgrade during Term 1 2021. Currently, the school has an administration building which supports well-resourced portable classrooms; we also have an Art room, a Library and an indoor Gallery. The playground and surrounds complement the country feel of the school. A covered adventure playground, a second playground, roofed Basketball court, grassed area, extensive gardens and all weather surfaces enhance the outdoor area. We offer OSH Club, providing Before and After School Care at our school. We have a real focus on environmental sustainability at our school, in which the children play a leading role.

Exford Primary School is committed to educational excellence and the development of a caring and stimulating environment:

  1. Students are encouraged to share the responsibility for their own learning, enabling them to reach their full potential.
  2. We value and actively promote partnership between parents and the school community.
  3. Learning experiences are structure to meet students’ individual differences with achievements being recognised, promoted and celebrated.
  4. Each child is encouraged to develop social skills, independence, self confidence, consideration and respect for others. The school promotes an awareness of consequences for actions.
  5. Curriculum and teaching responds to the ever-changing needs of the world in which we live.

Comprehensive classroom programs are implemented by highly trained and dedicated staff who focus on the individual learning needs of each child on an individual basis, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. A dedicated Specialist Program involving all staff, helps ensure the breadth of quality curriculum in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum. Our focus on an integrated teaching and learning environment is supported by the use of ICT resources. Our Strategic Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on providing strong programs in Literacy, Numeracy, Student Voice and engagement. We look forward to our 2021 School Review as we plan towards our next School Strategic Plan.

We implement a successful Integration Program catering for students with a range of learning needs and disabilities.

At Exford Primary School we actively foster an environment where the partnership between staff, parents and students is highly valued, with children at the centre of our thinking and our actions. We continue to work with other schools in the Melton area, local pre-school, primary and secondary colleges.

Our school values of Respect, Kindness and Personal Best are an intrinsic part of our School Wide Positive Behaviour program and we instil high expectations for all of our community members, children and adults.

Exford Primary School provides a comprehensive and rewarding curriculum that strives to meet the needs and interests of individual students. It provides a friendly and secure environment for its students, staff and parents.

Please contact the Principal on lisa.campo@education.vic.gov.au to enquire about a virtual tour.

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 high level teaching skills in the French language and the capacity to plan and implement a whole school program in French.

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

13 Apr, 2021