Classroom Teacher - Alphington Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Alphington VIC, Australia
  • 08 Jun, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1228616
Location: Alphington Primary School
Department: Alphington Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 06/21/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 12/17/2021
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Melissa Mackenzie
Phone: 94992200
School Website:

Location Profile

Alphington Primary School is a school of 400 students situated in an area nestled between Heidelberg Road and the Yarra River. It is set amidst residential streets, close to parklands, a sporting oval and public transport. The school is a focal point for the community it serves and has a long history of active parent and community involvement.¿

One of the great strengths of this school is the strong partnership between home and school. Parents take an active role in many facets of school life including, classroom support, home reading, homework, working bees, School Council, and its various sub committees. A wide range of fundraising activities including a highly successful annual fete run by parents and heavily supported by the local community unites the community past and present.¿

Our school aims to develop a love of learning as a life long process in a safe, nurturing environment.¿We implement high quality teaching and learning programs where children develop to their potential. Children are respected for their individuality and are encouraged to become empowered individuals who take control of their learning through a collaborative classroom approach.¿

The school strives for academic excellence with particular emphasis on the recognition that all children have individual talents that need to be extended and challenged.¿There is a commitment to the personal growth of each child and the school places great importance on the development of responsibility, compassion, care for self and others and respect for the environment.¿The curriculum is delivered through an enquiry model of curriculum design that is integrated with a strong emphasis on the development of skills, concepts, knowledge and values.¿School camps and a relationship with the Hope Vale school in Far North Queensland extend and enrich our students understanding of the world.

We are proud of our¿Specialists programs. All children are provided with a performing arts program, which culminates in performance. There is an exemplary instrumental music program conducted after school. An outstanding Physical Education program has seen our students regularly competing in District and State finals over the years. A visual arts program that culminates in the annual Art Show.¿The teaching of Mandarin is the language of choice for our students, supported by our sister school in Huaibei China.

A dedicated team of teaching staff have high expectations for student learning and demonstrate a high level of commitment and professionalism. Staff are responsible for the delivery of quality educational programs as they work in teams to plan, teach, evaluate and share their expertise.¿There is a commitment to continuous improvement through a staff professional development program that keeps teachers abreast of current educational theory and methodology.

The school site includes flexible classroom areas, library, multipurpose room, music room and art/craft room. The playground includes two large grassed playing areas, age-appropriate creative play equipment areas, basketball/netball court, two flexible ball-sport court areas as well as shaded and passive recreation areas.¿Throughout 2021 the school will be undergoing an upgrade which will culminate with new and flexible learning spaces and a competition grade gymnasium,¿ready to cater for the growing enrolments as the area develops.¿

Alphington Primary School is a community where diversity is valued and the strengths and talents of students, staff and parents are recognised and respected.


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.


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 organization of co-curricular activities.

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.


Other Subjects

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Job Closing Date

21 Jun, 2021