Classroom Teacher - Drouin Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Drouin VIC, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1228169
Location: Drouin Primary School
Department: Drouin Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed: TermFixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 06/16/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 01/10/2022
Hours: 15.20
Contact Name: Brad Wheller
Phone: 03 5625 1666
School Website: www.drouinps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Drouin Primary School, first established in 1877, is situated on Princes Way, the main thoroughfare of the Gippsland town of Drouin, approximately 100 kilometers to the east of Melbourne and is a community focal point.

The school is housed in a number of buildings comprising the historic National Trust building which includes the administration area and staff room. Our 25 classrooms, Art Room, Library and Withdrawal areas are located in modern new, state of the art buildings 7 Mod 5 buildings and Mod 10 building. Each building also has shared learning areas and interview rooms allowing opportunities for many and varied learning experiences for our children. Strong community support resulted in the addition of our school hall that provides an excellent resource for whole school events, performances, indoor sports and cultural activities. It also includes a school canteen and provides a venue for wider community forums and activities.

The school enjoys a large grassed playing area, several sets of play equipment including areas for both active and passive activities along with a central courtyard which has multi marking for various games. The courtyard creates a great area for children from all age groups to meet and play together.

The school serves a diverse community, representing a range of socio-economic backgrounds. The majority of the students come from the local town and its immediate rural surrounds with a large proportion traveling by bus, some driven, some walk to school and a small number travel by train from a nearby town. Being within reach of the Melbourne metropolitan area several parents commute daily for employment.

Enrolments have grown to around 600. Drouin Primary School has an SFO of 0.5954, a group characterized by high numbers of families receiving Camps Sports and Excursion Fund and very low numbers of families with non- English speaking background.

Specialist programs offered at Drouin include Visual Arts, Physical Education, Science, Instrumental Music and lunchtime whole school activities. Maths and Literacy intervention and support is a feature of our school supporting all children’s individualised needs.

The staff prides itself on its enthusiasm and responsiveness to student needs in Literacy and Mathematics and in welfare issues. The staffing profile includes the Principal, Assistant Principal and twenty nine classroom teachers. Other staffing also includes a Visual Arts teacher, a PE/Health teacher, a 0.8 Literacy Coordinator who provides Reading Recovery and Literacy Intervention, an Instrumental Music Teacher and a 0.4 Maths intervention teacher. Additional support is provided in the area of student wellbeing from a welfare officer who visits three days per week. School Support Officers include a 0.8 Business Manager, an Administration Assistant, an additional admin assistant, a 0.6 Library Technician and 30 teaching aides that assist in classrooms and support students within PSD.

Currently there are 25 classes, including four Prep classes, four classes of grade 1 & 2, two classes of 3 & 4, four classes of grade 5, three classes of grade & 6. A staff team culture is growing underpinned by a very strong focus on ongoing professional learning across the entire school together building a collective approach to good practice in teaching and learning.

Parents support the school in a number of ways. An active School Council is a feature of the school and support financial and resource management, buildings and grounds, and fundraising. Parents also assist in the classroom programs, the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), sports days, excursions and the canteen. Open, two-way communication is encouraged as a base for strong community involvement and respectful relationships for all.

Drouin Primary School is experiencing consistent growth which leads us to increase our classes in 2021. The next learning phase will enable Drouin to further build capacity, review and firmly establish the school’s values and principles and increase rigour for continuous school improvement.

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 behaviors 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-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

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 Jun, 2021