Yarra Junction Primary School is located on the Warburton Highway, 65 kilometres east of the Melbourne GPO, in the scenic rural township of Yarra Junction. The school was established in 1894 and the staff take pride in the active role that our great school plays in the local community. Student numbers are around 235.
School Family Occupation (SFO) density is between 0.45-0.55.
There are only a small number of students from a language background other than English or from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island background.
Yarra Junction Primary School Staffing profile is a Principal and a distributive leadership model. We have 11 multi age classrooms.
In addition there is a business manager, an office assistant, a wellbeing coordinator and a chaplain. Integration aides support students enrolled under the program for students with disabilities.
The school offers a wide range of learning experiences including programs in the the arts, library, physical education and community studies. Extra curricula programs include snow program, school camps for grades 1-6, music tuition, whole school production and band.
There is a firm commitment to fostering student wellbeing and inclusion through an extensive range of support programs. Our school devised program, The Junction Way – ‘Steps to Success’, contributes to a positive school culture as it centres on the school values and building strong relationships. A whole school transition day is held in December each year with students spending a day in their future class.
Our school is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all students. We believe that students can reach their full educational potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning. Our belief is that that the highest learning outcomes are achieved with a whole child focus that responds to a child's emotional, physical, social and academic needs.
RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS
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:
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.