Classroom Teacher - Lightning Reef Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • North Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238997
Location: Lightning Reef Primary School
Department: Lightning Reef Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/23/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Joanne Ryan
Phone: 03 5443 2501
School Website: http://www.lightningreefps.vic.edu.au/

Location Profile

Lightning Reef Primary School boasts outstanding open planned facilities and large grounds beside Bendigo Showgrounds. The school provides a great sense of pride and excitement in the community. The grounds are expansive and provides for active and passive play. The full size gymnasium and indoor canteen ensure a range of indoor activities are encompassed in daily learning opportunities.
The enrolment in 2021 has ranged between 160 and 175 and was 171 at Census day. The Student Family Occupation (SFO) index for the school reflected a similar population profile and in 2020, the SFO was 0.84. The school is characterised as a low socio-economic school community. In 2021, there are four students funded by the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD); 22 Koorie students, 10 in Out of Home Care and 54 with English as an additional language. The school is due to complete the Strategic Plan in 2022, and is particularly proud of the gains it has made in all areas of school improvement.

The staffing profile consists of an Acting Principal, 18 teachers (including a LT and LS) and 11 Education Support officers (ES) including a Business Manager (1.0) and Primary Welfare Officer (0.6). The school had specialist programs in Visual Arts, Music/ Drama, LOTE (Karen) and Physical Education.
The school had strong ties with the Greater City of Bendigo Council who sponsor local businesses to participate in an aspirational work program called Passions and Pathways (P&P) that targeted Year Six students. Due to COVID this program was cancelled in 2020 & 2021.

The school maintained positive community partnerships that supported our students and their families. Bendigo Sandhurst Rotary are active partners of LRPS and support P&P, a school Gardening Club , uniform purchases and keep in regular contact with staff.

The school accesses a DET Psychologist and employed a SPAIDE and Speech Pathologist. The school also employs additional ESS and a Leading Teacher to promote and manage the PSD and Inclusion programs, ensuring the Values of Being Respectful, Responsible, Cooperative and their Best is at the core of all decisions and practices.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in 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 Demonstrated understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Framework and the capacity to work with students within this structure.

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.