Classroom Teacher in Performing Arts/ Music/Drama - Keysborough Gardens Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Keysborough VIC 3173, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1239474
Location: Keysborough Gardens PrimarySch
Department: Keysborough Gardens PrimarySch
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: Sherri Jenkins
Phone: 03 9792 6800
School Website: keysborough.gardens.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Location Profile

Keysborough Gardens Primary School is a relatively new school in Homeleigh Rd Keysborough South. The school officially opened its doors on the 28th January 2020 with an enrolment of 166 students. Enrolments for 2021 have steadily increased to 261 students (13 classes) and will increase to approximately 345 students (16 classes) in 2022. The estimated long term projected enrolment is around 550- 600 students.

The school is located on a landscaped 2.2 hectare site in Keysborough South, approximately 27 km south-east of Melbourne and 7km inland from Port Phillip Bay. In an area once made up of market gardens and semi-rural properties, Keysborough South is now undergoing significant residential growth.

Keysborough Gardens Primary School serves a steadily growing and culturally diverse community, with many of the residents born overseas.

The two levels of the main building contain a variety of flexible collaborative learning spaces, explicit instruction glassed rooms, presentation spaces, quiet reading or small group nooks, specialist art, science and creative activities labs, games and construction/storytelling settings, a learning terrace for outdoor learning activities, staff work spaces and toilets.

The Performing Arts and Physical Education building is a well-equipped self-contained sports stadium and performing arts facility. It contains a large gym, a Performing Arts room, a Chinese Mandarin teaching space, the school canteen, toilets, staff offices and service spaces. It also houses our Before & After School Care program.

The grounds include sports courts, outdoor learning areas, an ampi-theatre, a grassed playing field and a central plaza, with landscaped gardens completing a stimulating external learning environment.

The school class structure will continue to adapt to enrolment growth. In 2021 straight classes are provided in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, with composite classes in 3/4 and in 5/6. Whilst home groups are formed at all levels, a differentiated program caters for individual learning needs.

A full range of specialist programs is provided: Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Mandarin. A Learning Enhancement/Individual Needs program is provided by a Specialist Teacher with a growing number of extra-curricular enrichment programs completing the comprehensive curriculum provision.

The staffing profile is built upon the principles of a highly effective Professional Learning Community, recruiting educators with a range of teaching experience, backgrounds and expertise.

Leaders and teachers at Keysborough Gardens PS demonstrate a passion for and strong commitment to inquiry-based pedagogy, grounded in evidence, informed by on-going assessment, and driven by individual student learning data. They demonstrate a strong passion for collaborative planning and teaching within the state-of-the-art flexible learning spaces. They thrive on a culture of collective efficacy and collaboration and have a positive mindset. They enjoy the challenges that come with being part of a new school and appreciate their vital role in overall school improvement.

Leaders and teachers at Keysborough Gardens PS are also dedicated to the social, emotional as well as academic growth of every student. Underpinning everything they do is an ability to remain focussed on student learning growth as well as their own growth as high quality teachers.

Education Support staff are an integral to the success of the school in many varied ways, in both administration and within the learning spaces.

The core values of Kindness, Empathy, Gratitude, Respect and Excellence guide the daily interactions of all members of the Keysborough Gardens school community.

At Keysborough Gardens we:

Model and demonstrate kindness and take every opportunity to help others who may be in need.

Show Empathy by considering and understanding how someone else is feeling, by “putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes.”

Demonstrate Gratitude by appreciating, valuing and acknowledging the people and things we have in our life.

Respect ourselves, our school and each other, and understand that our attitudes and behaviours have an impact on the people around us.

Strive for Excellence, by trying our hardest and doing our personal best. Individually. Collectively.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the Physical Education curriculum, relevant qualifications, background and experience to improve student learning and engagement within this program.

SC2 Demonstrated experience and planning for implementing high impact teaching strategies, providing examples of: how students learn effectively in your Physical Education program; how you differentiate your program to engage & cater for the range of needs within your class; and how you evaluate the impact of your teaching on student learning growth.

SC3 Deonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning within this program, providing examples of how you use data/evidence to inform your planning and teaching practice as well as provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated high level 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 your teaching.

SC6 Proven ability to successfully fulfil the duties as described below.

Overview of Duties – PE position

  1. Develop a high profile, successful Physical Education program across the school.
  2. Conduct an extra-curricula lunchtime group at times over the year.
  3. Prepare and coordinate student involvement in Inter-School Sport activities
  4. Manage the provision of equipment for lunchtime student use.
  5. Be prepared to support classroom programs as required if timetable allows for this.
  6. Organise House sports days, for example, Athletics, Cross Country school events.

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.