Graduate Teacher - Brighton Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1238254
Location Brighton Primary School [Multiple Location Campus]
Department Brighton Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Graduate Teacher Program
Apply By 09/19/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Steve Meade
Phone 03 9592 0177
School Website

Location Profile


Brighton Primary School: As an internationally-minded school, our reputation stands on honouring our history, focusing on the present and preparing for the future. We believe that the growth of our children is at the heart of our community. By focusing on the whole child, we facilitate a sense of belonging and achievement through powerful interactions with other learners and rich learning tasks.

Our vision is to build a community of active learners who can meet challenges of our rapidly changing world and become responsible global citizens. Brighton Primary School strives to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile.

We value our colleagues as reflective educators who are open to new ideas and focused on best practice as they educate our students to develop as critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

We are committed to highly effective learning and teaching which is built on relational trust. We have positioned ourselves globally through our membership of Council of International Schools and authorization by the IB to deliver the Primary Years Program (PYP) and develop global citizens.


Brighton Primary School was established in 1875 and is situated in the Bayside suburb of Brighton, 12 kilometres from the CBD. Brighton fronts Port Phillip Bay. With almost six kilometres of coastline within Brighton's suburban boundary, there is a diverse range of attractions and activities for all. The school has strong generational ties and is well supported by the School Council and parents.

Brighton Primary School’s design is traditional and has thirty-one classes organised in year levels. The school has been redeveloped with attention to maintaining the architectural integrity of the two brick Victorian buildings. Brighton Primary School has a large number of re-locatable buildings. Generally, they are grouped in year levels to support our collaborative approach to learning and teaching and maximise the student playing space. The school is fully air-conditioned, and all rooms are uniformly furnished to provide a familiar environment for students as they progress across the school.

Brighton Primary School has an enrolment of approximately 620 students, which includes 18 students with moderate to profound hearing loss enrolled in the regional Hearing Unit hosted at the school. Our school culture of shared responsibility and collaboration ensures that our Hearing Unit functions as an integral part of the school community, supporting students to fully access mainstream education.

Brighton Primary School has a rich, well-resourced Specialist Program. There are purpose-built Science, Music and Art Rooms and a Gymnasium. As well, there are literacy and numeracy resource rooms and a large shared learning space in the junior hall. The Library is centrally located and available to students at lunchtime, as well as class time. Adjoining it is the Performing Arts Centre, the Italian room and the school canteen. The school community raised the funds to fit-out these spaces and construct the covered walkway that connects all classrooms and specialist teaching areas. Our Outside School Hours Care program, TeamKids, is accommodated in the Italian room and the Gym.

A variety of spacious and shaded areas that are landscaped provide a safe and well-equipped play area for students. There is a turfed oval and an athletics track, two adventure playgrounds, a fitness circuit and netball and down-ball courts. Below the junior play equipment is the Wonder garden, designed by our students. It is both a teaching space and a playing area. The Brighton Primary School community has funded the outdoor equipment and development of the grounds and are maintained by the School Council Facilities Committee and regular working bees. As well, School Council employs a groundsman.

Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

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-curricula activities.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply
For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.