Classroom Teacher in Specialist Maths & Maths Methods - Greater Shepparton Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Shepparton VIC 3630, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238193
Location: Greater Shepparton Sec College 
Department: Greater Shepparton Sec College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/19/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Marilyn Mancini
Phone: 035/825-2344
School Website:

Location Profile

Greater Shepparton Secondary College was formed by the merger of four secondary colleges in Shepparton and Mooroopna, as part of the Shepparton Education Plan. A new College in Hawdon Street will be completed and ready for occupation in 2022. A Rural Annex is also an integral component of the College and has been created to serve the needs of the students requiring more supports than are available in the mainstream settings.

Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC), located 180 kilometres north of Melbourne, with a population of 66,000, is the fifth-largest city in regional Victoria and consists of Shepparton City, Mooroopna and Tatura. 75% of the municipality’s population live in Shepparton and Mooroopna. The area is a culturally and linguistically diverse community with almost one quarter of the population born overseas, including recent arrivals and refugees from Africa and the Middle East. It has Victoria’s largest concentration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people outside of Melbourne. There are over 6,000 businesses and a workforce of 30,000.

The establishment of the new Secondary College in Shepparton is the initial phase of the Shepparton Education Plan, which aims to improve educational outcomes for P-12 and beyond. The plan will improve transitions, pathways and opportunities for students through improving teacher capacity, resources and a contemporary school infrastructure. The Shepparton Education Plan and the creation of a revitalised secondary school model is the outcome of longer-term work by schools and consultation with the community to collaboratively improve learning opportunities, community engagement and educational outcomes.

The development of the new Secondary College in Shepparton provides exciting opportunities for the successful applicant to contribute to the transformation of secondary curriculum, pedagogy and student connection and to build community participation and ownership of the new school.

On completion, the school will include:

  • Approximately 2500 students arranged in nine houses of 300 year 7-12 students.
  • New school facilities with contemporary shared teaching and learning spaces and specialist areas
  • Hubs for specialist subject delivery, including a STEM Enterprise Centre of
  • Excellence, and student wellbeing

The location of the new College is the site of the existing Shepparton High School in Hawdon Street, Shepparton. The site offers many opportunities being in close proximity to the Shepparton Campuses of Latrobe and Melbourne Universities and Goulburn Ovens TAFE, and to commercial and cultural precincts. This will support the development of student pathway options and community engagement.

This is a significant career opportunity to reframe the trajectory of a community through prioritising the education of its young people with a focus on creating high quality engagement, pedagogy and facilities.

The transformational change involved in the development of the new Secondary College will require an applicant with skills that support a high level of engagement and consultation with students, staff, parents and the broader community as the culture, learning focus and organisation of the campus are developed, implemented and refined.

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.