Classroom Teacher - Ramlegh Park Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Clyde North VIC 3978, Australia
  • 02 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1289176
Location Ramlegh Park Primary School
Department Ramlegh Park 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 08/11/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/27/2023
End Date 01/26/2030
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Linda Corcoran
Phone 03 5991 5900
School Website www.ramleghparkps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Ramlegh Park Primary School is located on 3.5 hectares of land in Clyde North. It was established in 2020 with 477 students starting in 2021 across all year levels and finishing off the year with over 540 students, we are forecasting over 740 students in 2022. The school has an Early Learning Centre next door and will work together through transition programs for the benefit of the students.

The school grounds have been landscaped with native trees and shrubs whilst the buildings are brand new. There are 2 main learning areas that are architecturally designed for modern 21st Century learning. The learning spaces are flexible and allow for a variety of teaching opportunities that best suit the student’s needs. The Administration building also includes a Library, Art room, Food Technology room and Science room. A full sized gym with basketball court, music room and canteen completes the modern facilities that make up Ramlegh Park Primary School.

Ramlegh Park Primary School strives for high academic learning for all students and uses the Victorian Curriculum which describes what students should learn from Foundation to Year 10. Ramlegh Park Primary School places a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy with specialist subjects in Physical Education, Outdoor Education, The Arts, STEM and integrates AUSLAN as our language.

Student wellbeing is supported using School Wide Positive Behaviours and the 6 Competencies of learning (Character, Citizenship, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Collaboration) which will be woven through all aspects of school life. Students use the Zones of Regulation to assist with expressing their feelings and developing strategies for the behaviours.

Overarching all aspects will be a culture of PLC with an expectation that all stakeholders will learn together for full implementation of a professional learning community approach. Integrated planning and delivery, reflecting on the impact of teaching practice, professional interaction and activation of student voice using evidence-based, high impact teaching strategies are all central to the educational vision. Students and Teachers will use technology for teaching and learning in a sustainable 21st Century educational environment.

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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 Ramlegh Park Primary School has been architecturally designed with flexible learning environment including a STEM space, landscaped grounds and outfitted with AV equipment. Describe how you would collaborate with colleagues to develop the best teaching and learning practices within these learning spaces.

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.