Classroom Teacher - Oatlands Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Narre Warren VIC 3805, Australia
  • 15 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1283268
Location Oatlands Primary School
Department Oatlands Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term  
Classification Classroom Teacher  
Apply By 06/28/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/11/2022
End Date 01/09/2023
Hours 19.00
Contact Name Wesley Holloway
Phone 03 9705 6055
School Website

Location Profile

Oatlands Primary School serves the residential area of the Oatlands and surrounding estates in Narre Warren which is in the south east growth corridor of Melbourne.

The current enrolment is 1188 students at Oatlands Primary School.

Oatlands Primary School’s philosophy is based on the belief that all students have the ability to learn and that learning best occurs in a happy and positive school environment.

Oatlands Primary School designs its policies and programs to foster:

  • a safe, caring learning environment
  • a stimulating environment that is student centred and activity based
  • tolerance and assist students to relate positively to others
  • personal academic achievement.

The development of all our students is viewed as a shared responsibility between home and school. Parents are encouraged to assist their children's learning and to participate in school activities. This is achieved through effective communication, parent/teacher meetings, interviews, assistance in learning programs, public forums and information evenings, excursions and participation in PFA, School Council and its Sub Committees.

A team approach to program planning at each grade level is a feature of the school's curriculum development. The school’s places emphasis on student attainment of skills in Numeracy (number and measurement) and Literacy (writing).

Parent involvement in policy development, classroom programs and on School Council or its sub-committees is encouraged and welcomed. Parent education programs are offered throughout the year to further skill parents to better assist their children in their learning.

The school facilities consist of twenty bright, modern architecturally designed classrooms with shared withdrawal rooms and teachers' offices. There are thirty-two relocatable classrooms on-site. A Reading Recovery Centre is an important feature available for our ‘at risk’ junior students. An Art/Craft Facility and a Kitchen are fully staffed and offer our students diverse learning opportunities. The basketball stadium/gym is used extensively during school hours and caters for community groups at other times.

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.