Classroom Teacher (classroom Teacher)

Schools (Government)

Sunbury, VIC

Posted 1/13/2019

Location Profile

Killara Primary School, opened in 1993, is on the northwest fringe of Sunbury. With extensive, landscaped grounds, a large gymnasium and 172 seat performance-ready theatre, the school is well laid out with 2 core buildings comprising administration, 16 classrooms, library/resource centre, performing and visual arts spaces and 10 relocatable classrooms. The buildings are in good condition, our grounds are well maintained and all programs are well-resourced with an emphasis on technology, which includes interactive TVs in each classroom, a 1:1 Netbook Program in Year 5/6 and sets of netbooks and tablets in the P-4 learning areas, including class sets in the 3/4 area

With 550 students, Killara Primary School recognise the extraordinary responsibility and privilege it is to educate our students and their right to achieve their highest potential; hence their vision “Our Best, Every Child, Every Day’. Strong school values of Caring, Acceptance, Responsibility, Excellence, Support and Teamwork (CARES) support this vision.

Killara embraces a student-centred approach to developing literate, numerate and curious learners within an inclusive differentiated curriculum, with a focus that supports each child’s emotional, physical, social and cognitive/academic needs in a safe, engaging, challenging and positive learning environment.

At Killara it is recognised that students are powerful learners who must be actively engaged and challenged in the process of learning to ensure the best possible outcomes for all. The school community (teachers, students and parents) promote learning as an ongoing exploration of our world in an authentic way that encourages the learner to take risks.

Staff work collaboratively, with a strong emphasis on teamwork and shared leadership. A commitment to developing a Professional Learning Community, where all are responsible for the growth, well-being and development of all students is central, through refined use of data to determine learning needs, strong feedback procedures and a dedication to collaborative teaching teams. At Killara learning and teaching is based on sound, researched pedagogical practices that support high quality consistency of practice across the school.

Killara Primary School emphasises the following as important skills for their students’ future, as they live, learn and work in the 21st century:

  • ways of thinking (including creativity, problem-solving and learning to learn)
  • ways of working (including collaboration and communication)
  • tools for working (including information technology literacy)
  • ways of living (including citizenship and personal and social responsibility)

    The current student enrolment number is 527. Within this number, there are approximately 4% of EAL (English as an Additional Language) and 1% ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) students. Killara Primary School had 43.94 equivalent full time staff made up of 2 Principal Class, 33.5 teaching staff and 5.91 Education Support Staff.


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-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.


EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.


Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx


DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx


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