2022 Teaching Position, Classroom Teacher - Tallygaroopna Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Tallygaroopna VIC 3634, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238713
Location:Tallygaroopna Primary School
Department: Tallygaroopna Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 10/05/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 12/31/2022
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Karen Armstrong - Business Manager
Phone: 58298264
School Website: http://www.tally-ps-3067.vic.edu.au/

Location Profile

Tallygaroopna Primary School, with a 2021 enrolment of 80 students, is situated 17 kms north of Shepparton. Students come from the township of Tallygaroopna and surrounding farms.

The entire school community works in a caring and supportive environment to promote success as the result of partnership. The philosophy of "Consider the feelings of others at all times” has been strongly endorsed within the school. A dedicated, hard working staff provides a comprehensive curriculum in all learning areas of the Victorian Curriculum.

We are committed to providing the highest quality education for all in an environment that cares for our students, staff and parents. This commitment is demonstrated by encouraging students to:

  • reach their full academic, social and physical potential in a fair, positive and consistent environment
  • display a commitment to improving their learning outcomes
  • develop a sense of self-discipline in their work and their play.
  • respect the rights of other students, staff and visitors
  • develop a good understanding of all key learning areas, particularly literacy and numeracy
  • provide equal opportunity for all members of the school community
  • develop qualities and life skills such as responsibility, communication, independence, inquiring minds, problem solving, team skills and creativity.
  • prepare themselves for their next stages of learning by building on their strengths and experiences

Our classes are based on the Kagan philosophy where teamwork and cooperation is integral to learning. All classes have individual names and in each class group work is paramount and these are named also. Our school is an accredited eSmart School. eSmart aims to make cybersafety a normal part of everybody’s life by equipping them to use technologies in ways that are positive and that protect them from the potential risks. The first major focus of eSmart is to help schools create a cultural norm of smart, safe and responsible use of digital technologies. eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. Tallygaroopna Primary School is participating in the ResourceSmart Schools Program which is a Victorian Government initiative that aims to provide practical support to schools and their communities to learn to live and work more sustainably. Tallygaroopna Primary School has a big emphasis on Social & Emotional Learning and our Bounce Back School Program complements this. The teaching of Respectful Relationships also supports our school to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence

This year our school was successful in securing Chaplaincy funding to employ a Student Wellbeing worker two days per week. Our school values are used to support our students, teachers and parents in becoming positive citizens within their community. These values are: Inclusion, Respect and Honesty.

The school buildings, grounds and facilities have been improved extensively over the last few years due to grants from State and Federal government. The school received a new BER building in 2011 which has three learning studios and a project space. This facility was fitted out with new furniture and extensive IT equipment and other resources. The school also has a Multipurpose room which boasts a kitchen and servery, and two other classrooms that have been set up as a student library/specialist teacher room and computer lab. Off-road parking provides a safe entry and exit to the school. The grounds consist of a grassed playing field with a cricket pitch, a basketball court, two separate sets of playing equipment, plus well-shaded and passive recreation areas. Our school is registered as a Resource Smart School which is a Victorian Government Initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do. We are working towards a 5 Star Sustainability Certification.

Tallygaroopna Primary School enjoys a family atmosphere and values greatly the strong parental commitment in all aspects of school life. Parents are encouraged to be a vital link in the overall school's curriculum management. Apart from the committee involvement at School Council and Parents' Club many parents assist with reading programs, sport and excursions. The strong relationship parents promote with the school augurs well for the future. There is a high level of communication between home and school - information nights, barbeques, parent / teacher nights, written reports and informal chats are but a few of the many communication features. Our school uses an App called Skool Loop to send instant messages, newsletters and notices to parents.

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-curricular 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 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.