English / VCAL Classroom Teacher - Koo-Wee-Rup Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College, Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup VIC, Australia
  • 05 Apr, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID: 1222940
Location: Koo-Wee-Rup Secondary College
Department: Koo-Wee-Rup Secondary College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/15/2021
Contact Name: Todd Slater
Phone: 03 5997 1444
School Website: www.kwrsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Koo Wee Rup Secondary College is a large co-education public school situated in the high growth corridor of the South Eastern suburbs with easy access to Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula and the Melbourne CBD.

With a current student population of 1090, enrolment numbers are now consistent with continuous growth. Koo Wee Rup is a progressive community with a focus on community engagement and support.

The College is situated around attractive spacious grounds. We completed the first stage of our rebuild in 2014 with 3 new Learning Community Centres. The second stage will be completed this year.

Our vision is “to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and excellence in a community which provides all students with the opportunity to achieve their personal best”. We emphasise the importance of students being independent and responsible and we instil the values of personal best, honesty and integrity, courtesy and respect for others.

Curriculum offerings at Years 7, 8 and 9 consist of core components covering the key Domains. Year 9 also has an Alternative Program with a strong focus on life skills and pastoral care. In Year 10 an Elective Program compliments the core subjects. Students are also able to study VET, VCAL and VCE subjects as part of their Year 10 studies. In Years 11 and 12 we offer a comprehensive VCE, VET and VCAL Program.

We are also a SEAL (Selected Entry Accelerated Learning) school, a Program for academically gifted students who study Years 7 – 10 in three years.

Priority areas in the Strategic Plan for the College include: Teaching and Learning, Student Engagement, collaboration and teamwork. The College has a strong focus on Digital Learning and has a BYOD Program for all students in Years 7 – 12.

The College is in active partnership with The Alpine School, Snowy River Campus and The Young Leaders to China Program. We have a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Instrumental Music, an annual Musical Production and Festival, HPV and a wide range of excursions, competitions, sports programs and camps.

The strength of the College is attributable in no small measure to the talent and commitment of staff and their rapport with parents and the community. Staff at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College are noted for their generous and enthusiastic support for the extensive extra-curricular programs, for the general nurturing of students and the strong collegiality amongst colleagues.

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-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

English and Literature, Other Subjects

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

15 Apr, 2021