|Location||Bacchus Marsh College|
|Department||Bacchus Marsh College|
|Role Type||Secondary Teacher|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term||Fixed Term|
|Contact Name||Dionne Fenton|
|Phone||03 5367 2955|
Established in 1921, Bacchus Marsh College has a long and proud history with strong community links and partnerships. The College is an integral part of the community and the past record of our students in academic, cultural and sporting fields is noted with pride.
Our purpose is to inspire all members of the Bacchus Marsh College community to be lifelong learners. We are open to all by being inclusive. We have strong teacher efficacy – each and every student can and will learn from us. Our students strive to achieve their best and build resilience for the challenges that the future will bring. Our College values are Respect, Responsibility and Effort.
Being the only state secondary school servicing the town, Bacchus Marsh College provides a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum with a range of pathways to meet the interests and needs of a wide variety of students. Literacy, numeracy and ICT are integrated into the teaching and learning program, and a wide range of VCE and VET studies are offered to our senior students, including VCAL provision, and access to School Based Apprenticeships. “The Avenue” is an example of an alternate program that we offer to cater for our students and can include blended learning options to meet individual student needs. We also have a diverse range of extra-curricular activities on offer.
Ecolinc, a state-wide specialist science and mathematics centre, is an important part of the College, providing our students and staff with a range of opportunities to enhance levels of engagement and learning in science and mathematics. We work in conjunction with the local Shire to operate joint use facilities, including a Recreation Centre. We have invested into ICT infrastructure and boast a genuine 1:1 Netbook program, Interactive Whiteboards and Projectors are installed in almost every classroom, as well as access to video-conferencing facilities. Following recent capital works, our College now boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a Science, Technology and Year 9 Learning Community Centre; a Materials Technology facility including a project yard; Food Technology, Hospitality and VCAL spaces; a dedicated space for our “Avenue” program; and an extension to Ecolinc. Further plans for refurbishments are underway to modernise a Library Resource and Study Centre, amongst other upgrades.
After extensive staff consultation, the College operates in Learning Communities (Year 7 & 8, Year 9, and Years 10-12) to ensure the development of all students, academically and socially. We believe that quality relationships based on inclusiveness and mutual respect between parents, teachers and students are the key to us achieving our purpose. We continue to implement School-wide Positive Behaviours Support and are committed to continuing to utilise this evidence-based framework for positive outcomes, and have recently been appointed as a ‘Lead School’ for Respectful Relationships.
We have made significant strides forward in recent time, with our achievement and opinion data showing signs of improvement, and our Staff Opinion Survey data is indicating improvement in the key areas, including “Learning”. This suggests that the work that we are doing as a staff in Professional Learning Teams and the like, is having a positive effect on teaching and learning at the College.
The College is within walking distance (approximately 150m) to the Bacchus Marsh Railway Station (Ballarat / Melbourne line). This provides easy access to the school via public transport for teachers from Ballarat or Melbourne.
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.