Classroom Teacher - Kororoit Creek Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Burnside Heights VIC 3023, Australia
  • 09 Jun, 2021

Job Description

Job ID1: 1228743
Location: Kororoit Creek Primary School
Department: Kororoit Creek Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 06/22/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 06/14/2021
End Date: 06/13/2022
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Bethany Riseley
Phone: 8358 0600
School Website: www.kororoitcreekps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Overview

Kororoit Creek Primary School is one of eighteen Public-Private Partnership schools in the State of Victoria which continues to grow rapidly from its foundation population of 260 students in 2011 to a population of 1400 in 2020. The YMCA and Kings Swim complete the community hub and support the school with the provision of an Out of Hours School Care program, camping program from Years 3 to Year 5 and the equivalent of private swimming lessons for all students from Prep-Year 6.

Curriculum

Kororoit Creek Primary School is a fully authorized World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The school curriculum is underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum and delivered through the PYP which provides a rich and rigorous inquiry model of learning. The curriculum contextualizes student learning as well as understanding and transfer of practice, whilst building the knowledge, skills and attributes of individual students and staff as learners of the 21st Century. We continually strive to ensure high levels of literacy and numeracy which are taught explicitly as well as through the interdisciplinary nature of the inquiry process. KCPS supports strong community values which underpin the safe and orderly learning environment which contribute directly to the school’s positive standing and high reputation within the immediate and broader area. All staff at the school are provided with accredited IBO professional learning and take part in the school’s coaching program which is supported by both internal coaches and external consultants

Kororoit Creek Culture

KCPS supports strong community values which underpin the safe and orderly learning environment which contribute directly to the school’s positive standing and high reputation within the immediate and broader area. We have high expectations of students, staff and families and provide quality experiences with challenging personal learning goals as well as effective feedback for our community of learners. We continually strive to ensure high levels of literacy and numeracy which are taught explicitly as well as through transdisciplinary teaching. At Kororoit Creek Primary School our student outcome data shows that our students perform well in relation to like and State standards and often higher than expected in comparison to students in other schools. NAPLAN data confirms these outcomes. Whilst our results are pleasing, the school has a strong commitment to on-going improved student learning outcomes and associated data across the school.

Trademark

Staff at the school have worked collaboratively with Leading Teams to develop our Trademark

At Kororoit Creek Primary School We Are

Dedicated, Cohesive, Innovative and Professional

Teachers at Kororoit Creek Primary School establish rigorous systems of accountability, by which student and school performance can be evaluated. The Senior Leadership Team (Principal, Curriculum Director, PYP Coordinator and 3 Assistant Principals) will use performance data to monitor student performance and also as a means of allocating resources and reflecting upon their teaching and future curriculum directions.

At Kororoit Creek Primary School all teachers promote learning and improve learning outcomes by ensuring:

  • The learning environment is supportive, relevant and productive
  • The learning environment promotes independence, interdependence and self-motivation
  • Students’ needs, backgrounds, perspectives and interests are reflected in the learning program
  • Students are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and application
  • Monitoring, assessment and reflective practices are an integral component of teaching and learning
  • Strong literacy and numeracy practices are embedded within and across a transdisciplinary curriculum

Important information for applicants

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC2 Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC3 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values, including a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

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 organization 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 organizational 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.