Classroom Teacher - Mirripoa Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Mount Duneed VIC 3217, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1239264
Location: Mirripoa Primary School
Department: Mirripoa Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/26/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Darryl Diment
Phone: 03 5264 2000
School Website: https://mirripoaps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Mirripoa Primary School is one of the 10 new schools developed under the Growth Areas Schools Project (GASP) by the Victorian School Building Authority for the Department of Education and Training (DET). The school opened at the beginning of the 2020 school year. The school is located in Mount Duneed (approximately 20 km from Geelong) within the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area.

The school has been built to eventually accommodate 475 students and comprises of an Administration Building, two Learning Community Buildings and a Performing Arts and Physical Education (PAPE) building. The contemporary learning environments include a range of learning settings that support various modes of learning and teaching. These include: flexible collaborative learning spaces, explicit instruction glassed rooms, presentation spaces, quiet reading or small group nooks, specialist labs, games and construction/storytelling settings, and staff work spaces. The design allows all students to experience a range of teaching and learning approaches to ensure they reach their potential.

The existing wetlands have been integrated into the school environment with the inclusion of a timber viewing deck. The school’s Learning Streets contain several settings for outdoor learning. The school curriculum will be based on the Victorian Curriculum delivered through a learner-centred approach.

The school currently has ten grades but this will increase in coming years due to an anticipated enrolment growth. Whilst home groups will be formed, a differentiated program will cater for individual learning needs. The range of specialist programs will grow with the school, with the initial plan based on provision of PE, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

The staffing profile will be built upon the principles of a highly effective Professional Learning Community, recruiting educators with a diverse range of teaching experience, backgrounds and expertise. Staff will demonstrate a passion for inquiry-based pedagogy, based on evidence, informed by on-going assessment, and driven by individual student learning data. They will demonstrate a strong commitment to collaborative planning and teaching within the flexible learning spaces. They will enjoy the challenges that come with being part of a new school, and appreciate their vital role in overall school improvement. Staff will also be dedicated to the social, emotional as well as academic growth and achievement of every student.

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.

SC6 At Mirripoa our school vision is: Together we inspire and grow curious learners who think critically and thrive in their communities. Describe how you would help us achieve this vision.

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.