Visual Communication and Design, Art Teacher - Suzanne Cory High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Werribee VIC 3030, Australia
  • 22 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1232312
Location Suzanne Cory High School
Department Suzanne Cory High School
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 08/01/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 08/16/2021
End Date 08/15/2028
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Martha Goodridge-Kelly
Phone 03 8734 2800
School Website

Location Profile

Suzanne Cory High School is a co-educational, selective entry government school for Years 9-12, and the only one of its kind in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Established in 2011, Suzanne Cory provides intellectually-gifted students with a tailored and challenging educational experience, leading to outstanding outcomes and pathways into tertiary education. We have a total enrolment of 900 students from Years 9 to 12, drawing from 84 different schools of origin and a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.

Set amongst cultivated native gardens and boasting a unique architectural design, our school is proud to be a leader in both ecological building practices and educational excellence.

Suzanne Cory is one of just four academic selective entry government schools supported by the State Government, and students wishing to enrol with us are subject to a rigorous testing process conducted by EduTest and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Unlike a SEAL Academy-accredited or “streamed” accelerated learning program, our curriculum is delivered to all students.

The educational purpose of our school is to provide a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum for students who are intellectually and academically gifted. Our curriculum is offered in conjunction with a rich co-curricular program, designed to extend and complement student learning. Based around the concept of “the Renaissance Person”, our students are encouraged to pursue their interests across a wide range of disciplines - both academic and creative - to achieve a truly well-rounded education of the highest quality.

Suzanne Cory is a community of like-minded students and staff, and teachers at our school are encouraged to further engage with our community by chairing one of our many student-led groups and clubs, running a co-curricular activity in an area of your interest, or attending annual international cultural tours of France, Italy, and Greece.

The comprehensive curriculum and teaching and learning model practised within our school is based on internationally-recognised research on students with high levels of ability, and our teachers are able to respond to the needs of their students with equally comprehensive understanding and insight.

As a teacher at Suzanne Cory High School, you will be supported by a dedicated team of Learning Specialists and administrative staff to maintain the excellence academic success of our student body. You will also receive ongoing professional development to further improve your delivery of exceptional teaching practice, in both classroom and leadership roles.

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.

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.

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.