Classroom Teacher - Milgate Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Milgate Primary School, Landscape Drive, Doncaster East VIC, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1223068
Location: Milgate Primary School
Department: Milgate Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/18/2021
Contact Name: Debbie Mierisch
Phone: 041/370-1886
School Website: www.milgateps.vic.edu.au

SCHOOL PROFILE
Milgate Primary School is a community united by a commitment to learning built upon the fundamental core values of honouring diversity, serving the welfare and well being of others. Enjoying a rich multicultural community, Milgate’s school wide teaching philosophy is founded upon a commitment to prepare our students with the attributes and competencies to become citizens of the world.

A significant number of Milgate students work above their expected level of learning. Challenge and Support programs are provided to ensure all students reach their full potential. Curriculum design implementation and monitoring in keeping with community goals, is delivered by professional learning teams.

The school has high academic standards with the outstanding achievements of its students, matching the high aspirations of parents for their children. The school is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) school.

The school’s vision is to empower students to ensure they will succeed as responsible global citizens and independent self learners within today’s rapidly changing world. Our aim is for students to be socially competent interdisciplinary learners who are also team players and risk takers. These goals will be achieved through presenting a challenging learning program that engages and excites students, delivered by a teaching team at the cutting edge of pedagogical practice.

At Milgate we aim to assist students to become Global Citizens. In strengthening students’ self-esteem, optimism and commitment to personal fulfilment; we aim to help students to develop the ability to make ethical judgements and to demonstrate social responsibility so they are able to respond constructively and positively to a range of contemporary social challenges.

Milgate’s Learning community is underpinned by strong school community partnerships. The current enrolment is 800 students with several fee paying students. There are specialist programs in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Mandarin and EAL. The school also offers an instrumental music program. There is a 1-1 iPad program for students in Years 3 - 6. To actively support the curriculum, enrichment programs are provided such as: swimming, house system, buddy program, extensive camping program, excursions, Junior School Council, leadership programs, perceptual motor program, interschool and state wide sporting events. The cohesive relationships within our school community celebrate the multi cultural diversity and demonstrate the values we, as a society, attest to. Parents are actively involved in the provision of our classroom programs including specialist programs, coaching in sporting programs, School Council, attending camps and excursions, fundraising and working bees. Student, staff and parent contributions are recognised, valued and essential to the success of our school.

The Milgate Primary School Council performs an integral role in the core business of learning within the school. Sub-committees report monthly to Council and are representative of the community.

Milgate is dedicated to building strong community relationships, positive student achievements, supportive working environment and seeking out new knowledge to further support the thinking skills and creativity of its vibrant learning community.

The core attitudes/values we incorporate into the teaching program at Milgate are:

  • Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect, Tolerance

Our students as learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective

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

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021