Gladstone Park is a single campus, co-educational Year 7 to 12 College of almost 1650 students that services a large residential community in the North Western suburbs of Melbourne. We have a culturally diverse enrolment.
The school operates using a Sub-School model with Junior School years 7 - 8; Middle School years 9 - 10 and Senior School years 11 - 12. Currently more than 30 primary schools provide students for entry at Year 7.
The school provides a core program in the Years 7-9. The Year 10 blocks are aligned with the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) blocks and VCE is the predominant course offered at Year 11-12, supplemented by a small and highly sought after Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is also offered to post compulsory students. A considerable proportion of Year 10 students undertake a VCE subject or pursue additional pathway options within the conventional curriculum program.
In 2007 a Select Entry Acceleration Program (SEAL) was introduced at Year 7. There is now a SEAL class at every year level. Our school is part of the Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools.
Gladstone Park offers a unique Language Immersion program using the CLIL (Content Learning in Language methodology), where students are taught Maths, History and Geography in Italian by native speakers of the language.
The school provides a significant extra-curricular and enrichment program including a large instrumental program and several school bands; debating and public speaking; drama and musical productions and a large House competition program includes but is not restricted to, swimming, athletics and debating.
Facilities include: a state of the art 300 seat Performing Arts Centre with a dance studio, community library, modern administration block, one full size and one three quarter size gym, an outdoor soccer/hockey court and separate year 7 area.
In the last 10 or so years we have refurbished all of the permanent buildings and built a new Senior School precinct which comprises a large VCE Study Centre, Careers office and staff offices.
We do not run a Bring Your Own Device program at Gladstone Park. Rather, approximately 75% of our classrooms are equipped with state of the art computing equipment for student use.
The College has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Gladstone Park is a traditional school with traditional values, the key value being respect.
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.
A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.