Classroom Teacher - Preston West Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Preston VIC 3072, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1239193
Location: Preston West Primary School
Department: Preston West 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: Cheryl Bondeson
Phone: 9470 1546
School Website:

Location Profile

Preston West Primary is located on Murray Road, Preston in the City of Darebin. While located in a residential area, the school is in close proximity to the Preston Market and High Street shopping precinct. The main school building is a double storey brick building that was built in 1915 and accommodates our Prep - Grade 2 students. A gymnasium built in 2010 also accommodates a music room and our Before and After School Care Service. Students in Grades 3 - 6 are located in relocatable buildings ranging from a double storey structure to spaces with galleries to connect the learning community. Preston West has a rich history of educational excellence serving the community for over 100 years. The enrolment has continued to increase from 314 in 2006 to 680 in 2020. Preston West has seen a significant change in the overall socio-economic profile from a low-mid to a high profile. There are 32 home languages other than English.

Our purpose is to provide a safe, stimulating and supportive environment that develops all students to their full potential - academically, socially and personally. Specialist programs are conducted in Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music and Language (Italian) and Intervention/Support/Extension Programs also operate. Preston West is committed to improving the achievement of all students through the provision of a challenging academic program based on the Victorian Curriculum and reflecting worldwide best practice for 21st century learners. Our school has 50 equivalent full time staff: 2 Principal Class, 34 Teachers and 14 Educational Support Staff.

At Preston West Primary School we actively foster a school culture that is supportive of teachers, parents, and students and reflects our values LEARN (Leadership, Excellence, Acceptance, Respect and Never Give Up). Community involvement in the school at various levels is welcomed and ranges from assisting in classrooms, participating in Parent’s Club events to involvement on School Council. Parental and community input is seen as a vital component to the success of our school.

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.