Job ID: 1237137
Location: Burwood East Primary School
Department: Burwood East Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/24/2021
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Contact Name: Darren McDonald
Phone: 03 9802 8618
School Website: www.burwoodeastps.vic.edu.au
Burwood East Primary School has a long and proven history in education. For almost one and a half centuries, the school has provided a caring learning environment for the children of the area. Established in 1861, Burwood East Primary School is one of Victoria's oldest schools, located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, approximately 20 kilometres from the city centre. The school currently has a population of 580 students. The school comprises of a main building incorporating twelve classrooms, multimedia space, administration centre and Mandarin room. A smaller wing with five classrooms also holds our visual arts centre. In addition to the main buildings, there are also two freestanding classrooms that have been converted to a science room and Performing Arts Centre and four double portable classrooms. A large hall, situated near the oval, facilitates whole school assemblies, PMP, PE in inclement weather, breakfast club, fundraising activities and many other events throughout the year. External facilities include three separate adventure playgrounds with shade cloth sun protection, basketball courts and an oval with cricket pitch, cricket nets and football posts. With a strong emphasis on environmental issues and sustainability Australian native plants and many mature trees, provide shade to assist sun protection and our chicken run with wheelchair accessible path ensures all students can be involved in ways both big and small. Burwood East Primary School places great emphasis upon establishing solid foundations for the future through a supportive environment promoting positive self-esteem and self-confidence. Students are encouraged to maximize their potential in all areas of the curriculum.
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 Demonstrated capacity to develop learning programs to support an effective team through Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) to improve student engagement and achievement across a given cohort.
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:
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:
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.