Classroom Teacher - Coral Park Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Hampton Park VIC 3976, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1254547 Location Coral Park Primary School Department Coral Park Primary School Role Type Primary Teacher Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties Full/Part Time Full-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term Classification Classroom Teacher Apply By 12/05/2021 Other Information   Begin Date 01/28/2022 End Date 01/26/2023 Hours 38.00 Contact Name Justin Thompson Phone 9702 8398 School Website www.coralparkps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

LOCATION

Coral Park Primary School is located within the residential community of Hampton Park, approximately 10 kms southeast of Dandenong and 40 kms southeast of the Melbourne CBD. The school was established in 1991.

SCHOOL MISSION

Coral Park strives for achievement through its successful PLC structure and promotes its core values of Respect, Responsibility, Determination and Resilience. We aim to be a learning community of excellence where learning is designed to develop knowledge and skills for life and students are provided with a comprehensive curriculum that enables them to reach their academic, social and physical potential. We embrace our cultural diversity and develop socially competent learners who are motivated to learn and who strive to achieve their best.

VALUES

The school community values:

  • Being Respectful, Responsible, Determined and Resilient.
  • An inclusive curriculum that caters for all students in a safe and secure manner;
  • High quality teaching in a straight grade setting that enables all students to reach their full potential
  • Celebration of academic, sporting and social achievements

A cooperative and friendly environment where students, teachers and parents share responsibility for learning and behaviour and work together to solve problems.

The presentation of the school projects a positive, energetic and vibrant learning environment. Foyers, corridors and classrooms feature extensive and attractive displays of children's creative work. The school takes great pride in its cultural diversity and actively celebrates special events associated with different cultures.

Teachers provide a rich curriculum incorporating ICT through their daily programs in literacy and numeracy development and specialist programs in The Arts, Health, Physical Education and Sport, Science and English as an Additional Language. Students with special learning needs are catered for within the classroom through an effective Program for Student with Disabilities, Literacy intervention, Language Support and Speech Pathology Assistance Program. Other programs include camps, Whole School Wellbeing, KidsMatter, Buddies and Athletics carnivals. The school has an annual Arts celebration including a bi-annual concert. Our programs reflect the school's focus on providing students with a broad range of experiences.

The student management program Sentral is utilised extensively across the school for student monitoring, tracking, assessment and reporting and whole school, including parent, communication.

FACILITIES

The school consists of the main building, which houses 10 classrooms, the library, the Arts Centre, staff and administration areas. The building connected to the main building by a covered walkway houses another two classrooms, a canteen and gymnasium. We also have 8 classes in four relocatable buildings and a newly built Multi-Purpose Centre. Camp Australia run our Out of Hours School Care program.

GROUNDS

The school grounds include a wide variety of playground facilities. We have a large oval, two soccer pitches, two basketball courts and large shaded play areas for both active and passive play. We have a student gardening club who are actively involved with the upkeep of the grounds.

ENROLMENTS/STAFF

The school has a steady enrolment of approximately 400 students and teaching staff of around 30. Our staff network with neighbouring schools to share ideas and pride themselves on their continued professional learning. The teaching staff, together with our highly valued education support staff, provides a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that caters for all levels of achievement.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parent involvement is highly valued at Coral Park Primary School. We welcome parent involvement in all school activities including the school fundraising activities. A dedicated group of parents meets each Wednesday morning for coffee and chat whilst laminating school resources, covering books or helping create resources.

Assembly is held every second Friday afternoon beginning at 2.45pm. Parents are invited to arrive early and join with the student leaders for `Coffee and Chat' time. Parents are very active on School Council. We encourage parents and grandparents to assist in the classroom, on excursions, during sports days and to attend all special school events.

Further school information can be obtained on the school website at www.coralparkps.vic.edu.au

Selection Criteria

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 ability and commitment to uphold Coral Park Primary School's values, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, DETERMINATION and RESILIENCE.

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.