|Role Type||Secondary Teacher|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term||Fixed Term|
|Contact Name||David Lord|
|Phone||03 9743 4622|
At Staughton College our aim is to foster a culture where students develop academically, socially and personally to become the best versions of themselves. We strive to have every student show more than a year’s learning growth every year. We believe that this is achievable with the right support, and effort, across our whole school community.
It is an expectation that teachers at Staughton College develop strong relationships and trust to collaboratively improve student learning growth. Our teachers are enthusiastic, passionate and relentless in using our pedagogical model to do this.
At Staughton College we work hard to ensure that students are dynamic members of our community. Student empowerment is encouraged across the school, both within the classroom and in extracurricular and leadership activities. Students are expected to be active learners who know, and use, high impact strategies to improve their learning. Through our Staughton Student Matrix we explicitly teach, and deliberately reward, key positive behaviours that improve student learning, effort and 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.
PREPARATION OF APPLICATION
Applicants should adhere to standard procedures for the submission of written applications. Applicants may prepare their applications in any form desired, but the following recommendations are provided to assist all candidates:
1. Responses to criteria MUST be no longer than 10 pages using a font no smaller than size 12.
2. Applications should include a CV containing at least your address and contact numbers (business and private), classification, current position, evidence of qualifications and VIT number
3. Applications should address all five of the Key Selection Criteria.
4. Applicants may nominate up to three (3) referees. Nominated referees should be individuals who can make relevant comments regarding the applicant in relation to the Key Selection Criteria.