Fixed Term Classroom Teacher - Beaconsfield Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Beaconsfield Victoria, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1221027
Location: Beaconsfield Primary School
Department: Beaconsfield Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/16/2021
Contact Name: Heidi Inglis
Phone: 03 9707 1510
School Website: beaconsfield.ps@edu.vic.au

Location Profile
Beaconsfield Primary School, located in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs, maintains a strong sense of community and close relationships between teachers, students and their parents. We currently have 702 children in 30 grades. We are very proud of our children. Nurtured in our welcoming, friendly classrooms, they thrive as a community of learners. When you walk through our playgrounds or enter our classrooms you cannot help but notice that our children are actively engaged in their learning, well behaved and full of fun.

We are proud of our talented teachers and their ability to connect with the children. We have beautiful facilities, our classrooms, learning hubs, meeting rooms, Gallery, indoor basketball area, Art room, Canteen and Music room. We have lovely gardens too, places for children to explore and enjoy. Our library has over 50,000 items on catalogue and with fantastic ICT resources; our children have the world at their fingertips. Education is bigger than buildings, curriculum and traditions; education is about that fundamental teaching and learning relationship. Our values reflect our focus upon supporting every child in their learning:

We believe that every child can learn:

  • creatively, confidently and successfully
  • regardless of gender, health or disability
  • regardless of language, ethnicity or socioeconomic background
  • when we build upon their gifts and talents
  • when we give them respect and give them a voice.
  • We believe that every child needs:
  • parents and teachers with high expectations
  • the essential literacy and numeracy skills and fundamental disciplines
  • opportunities for cooperation and collaboration
  • a strong moral compass and sense of purpose and optimism
  • to work in teams, communicate, solve problems and be resourceful
  • to embrace opportunities and take responsibility for themselves
  • to work with their teachers to co-create their learning
  • to engage in challenging and stimulating learning environments
  • to use technology creatively and productively
  • to be part of a culture of excellence
  • to belong, to be safe and to be loved.

It takes a team to build a dream!

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

16 Apr, 2021