Classroom Teacher - Sherbourne Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Briar Hill VIC 3088, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1255069 Location Sherbourne Primary School Department Sherbourne 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 12/06/2021 Other Information   Begin Date 01/28/2022 End Date 01/26/2023 Hours 38.00 Contact Name Maree Seymour Phone 9434 7142 School Website

Location Profile

Sherbourne Primary School is located approximately 19 kms north of the Melbourne CBD in the quiet, treed residential suburb of Briar Hill (between Eltham, Montmorency and Greensborough). The school was first established in 1971 and has 130 students. Our school boasts excellent facilities and grounds with plenty of space for play and learning in a peaceful natural environment. Our students take pride in caring for their school including our chickens and vegetable gardens.

Sherbourne provides a comprehensive Prep to 6 curriculum offering high quality learning programs throughout the school. The Principal, staff and school council work together to provide a positive inclusive, learning environment maximising the opportunities for all individuals to achieve and succeed. There is a very rich provision of programs including Specialist Arts, PE, Sport, and Japanese programs.

Our shared values of Respect, Responsibility, Learning and Teamwork are the basis for all we do at Sherbourne and how we interact with each other. We aim for all students to become literate, numerate, curious and caring young people who have a love of learning and the skills to pursue that. We actively encourage all students to become effective and responsible citizens who are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning, to work co-operatively in teams and to participate actively in the life of the school. Authentic student voice is embedded through Junior School council which includes P-6 class representatives, class meetings as well as. School Captains, Environmental Captains and House Captains who are elected by the student body. Every person in our school is expected to share the responsibility for making our school the best it can be.

Every child at Sherbourne is matched with a cross age buddy and work together in weekly structured activities. Whole school activities have become tradition at Sherbourne and include Carols on the Oval, the Golden Goose Literary Awards, Sports carnivals, visiting theatre, Japanese Cultural Day, Literacy and Numeracy week celebrations, the Billy Cart derby and Footy Day.

Sherbourne PS is a welcoming community where families can connect with others and participate in an active partnership in their child’s education. Working together we strive to best prepare our students as responsible, articulate future citizens. As a community we look forward to working together to further develop Sherbourne Primary School as a dynamic and positive learning environment – a great place to be!

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.


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.


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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.