Classroom Teacher - Marlborough Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Heathmont VIC 3135, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1284574
Location Marlborough Primary School
Department Marlborough Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 07/05/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/18/2022
End Date 12/29/2022
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Neil Butler
Phone 0403 971 098
School Website

Location Profile

The successful applicant will be required to work on a Wednesday 

Marlborough Primary School is located in Heathmont, approximately 23km East of Melbourne’s CBD. Marlborough currently has an enrolment of 200 students.

At Marlborough we are a forward thinking school that aims to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world. We develop the students’ capacity to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners by providing opportunities to build their curiosity and to apply their learning both locally and globally in order to improve the world they live in.

Our core beliefs as a learning community are that:

  • All teaching and learning needs to be differentiated to meet student needs
  • Student learning data and evidence inform our teaching
  • Numeracy and literacy skills are fundamental for each student’s development and future success.
  • Learning is an active process and students need opportunities to explore materials, ideas and concepts before being introduced to formal activities.
  • Student’s self esteem and confidence play a vital role in their achievements.
  • Individual differences, learning styles and interests of learners must be considered in the organisation and planning of programs.
  • A successful learning environment fosters personal qualities including tolerance, open mindedness, flexibility, creativity, curiosity, independence and self awareness.

At Marlborough we have a focus on continual improvement of teaching and learning programs and school organisation by:

  • Efficient and effective staff teams.
  • A safe, positive, trusting environment.
  • Students being responsible and enthusiastic learners – valuing learning and developing an understanding of the learning process.
  • Engaging and exciting teaching and learning opportunities

Marlborough Primary School provides a range of activities beyond the normal curriculum, catering for all ages and a wide range of skills and interests:

  • Extensive STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
  • Excursions and Whole School Incursions to connect students with experts and experience hands on learning opportunities
  • A commitment to Positive Education and Student Wellbeing
  • Developmental camps program for Years 3-6 and within school camps program for Years P-2
  • Running club
  • Just Brass School Program, Instrumental Music Program
  • Swimming, Athletics and Interschool Sports
  • Student Leadership development and opportunities (attending leadership conferences, Junior School Council, student voice being highly valued in school decision making)

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.