PE - Physical Education Teacher - Kingston Heath Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1277458
Location Kingston Heath Primary School
Department Kingston Heath Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 05/25/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/11/2022
End Date 01/09/2023
Hours 15.20
Contact Name Karen Roberts
Phone 95845805
School Website https://khps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Kingston Heath Primary School located in Cheltenham (20km from Melbourne CBD) opened its doors in 1976. Our current enrolment is 243 students. We are at the start of a growth cycle, with the capacity and intention to grow to 350 students over the next 5-10 years.

We are an accredited IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) School and in 2019 received numerous commendations during our IBO Evaluation Visit. By the end of our students’ primary school education, our aim is for every child to embody the IBO Mission, making the world a better place through their curiosity and action-orientation, skills, passions, and knowledge. The IB PYP framework guides our learning approaches, our community focus, and our strategic priorities.

Our KHPS School Strategic Plan 2020-2024 focuses on strengthening our positive climate for learning, our instructional practices, and our vision and values in line with the IB PYP and DET FISO. A coherent whole school implementation of Kagan Cooperative Learning and Win-Win Discipline and the leadership of evidence-based mathematics learning are significant elements within our plan.

Specialist programs include Physical Education, Italian, and The Arts (one semester each of Music and Visual Arts). Teachers and students operate lunch time Clubs programs. Camps are organised, beginning in year 2 with a school sleepover. We are involved in two targeted DET initiatives: a School Improvement Partnership to inspire highly effective teaching of mathematics; and DUET, a program to enhance the music program at KHPS. Students in Years 3 to 6 purchase Chromebooks for 1-to-1 learning opportunities within the classroom and our foundation students start their school life with I-pads.

Our facilities are situated on 5 acres of land; these include three open plan Learning Centres, Library, Art Room, Music Room, two Mod 5 buildings, and a Performing Arts Centre that houses a professional kitchen. We employ a part-time grounds person to maintain the school grounds and our substantial vegetable garden.

TheirCare operates before and after school care and a holiday program. School Council is highly committed to the outcomes of the whole school. In the next twelve months, School Council seeks to undertake a review of the uniform policy and uniform, and are pursuing facilities upgrades, sponsorship, etc. to maximise opportunities for our students.

Our greatest asset at KHPS is our people. We are introducing evidence-based approaches to staff professional learning. We seek to empower all voices - students, staff, community – in their learning and toward the betterment of our school. We embrace a growth mindset, understanding that talking about our mistakes makes us stronger. We expect all members of our community will work in partnership with one another to define and reach common goals, and to celebrate our collective achievements.

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 Willingness to implement a Physical Education program from F-6, including extra curricular activities.

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.

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.