Classroom Teacher - Chalcot Lodge Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Endeavour Hills VIC 3802, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238712
Location: Chalcot Lodge Primary School
Department: Chalcot Lodge Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/28/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Paul Poliviou
Phone: 9700 4455
School Website: https://www.chalcotps.vic.edu.au/

Location Profile

Chalcot Lodge Primary School, located in a quiet, residential area of Endeavour Hills, at the tail end of the South East growth corridor, was established in 1983. The core building surrounds a large, decked courtyard area and comprises an administration block, Library / Media Centre (ICT lab, TV studio and radio station), Visual Arts room, Multipurpose Hall, Canteen and thirteen classrooms. The school's Kitchen & STEAM Centre complements the large vegetable garden.

Chalcot Lodge Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Chalcot Lodge Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse. Chalcot Lodge Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. Every person involved at Chalcot Lodge Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

Our community includes families from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, with half of the students from homes where English is their additional language and a high school's Student Family Occupation rating.

As a total school community, we aim to provide a stimulating, positive and caring environment where learning is enjoyed and valued by all. The school is innovative, responsive to change and has a comfortable atmosphere where students, parents and staff enjoy working and learning together. The policies and programs reflect the value of consultative decision-making and genuine school community collaboration and partnership contributing to strong community support and all members working towards a shared vision for the school.

Our students are the central focus of all policies and programs at Chalcot Lodge. Our current enrolment is 312. The school is organised into Learning Areas that minimise class sizes and enhance collaborative teaching and learning.

We have high but achievable expectations for all students. Our priorities for the current Strategic Plan are English, Mathematics and Student Voice & Agency. Our teachers work within Professional Learning Communities to plan and implement a sequential, integrated up to date curriculum.

Interactive technology, laptops and iPads are installed in every classroom to enhance student learning and to further engage students in their educational experiences.

We place a high priority on student well-being, including the development of appropriate social competencies and values of respect, integrity and excellence. Our unique learning environment and additional programs allow for and promote student participation and exploration in a range of learning experiences and also offer opportunities for student leadership. These additional programs include: Film; Radio; Robotics; Dance Crew; School Choir; Chess Club; Vegetable Garden; STEAM Centre; Talent Quest; Productions; Swimming; Instrumental Music; School & House Captains; Junior School Council; ICT Leaders; Peer Mediators; Environmental and Gardening Team.

We enjoy an excellent reputation. Chalcot Lodge Primary School empowers all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical well-being. Our school values of excellence, empathy, inclusive, respect, resilience, courage, perseverance and safety are a part of every aspect at our school.

Further information about Chalcot Lodge Primary School can be found at the school's web address: http://chalcotps.vic.edu.au.

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.