Classroom Teacher - Trafalgar High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Trafalgar VIC 3824, Australia
  • 05 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1289976
Location: Trafalgar High School
Department: Trafalgar High School
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 08/18/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 01/30/2023
End Date:  
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Brett Pedlow
Phone: 035/633-1733
School Website: trafalgarhs.vic.edu.au

Trafalgar High School is a 7 to 12 regional high school with an enrolment of approximately 777 students. Of these students many travel from outside of the immediate area to make Trafalgar High School the school of their choice.

Trafalgar High School is dedicated to providing a valuable education that aims for excellence through creating opportunity for every student in its community.

The program offered at the school is comprehensive including a strong academic curriculum that is well balanced across the Key Learning Domains and a variety and range of extra-curricular activities that enhance learning opportunities for all students.

The commitment to learning for all students is a core belief and value at Trafalgar High School.

Academically Trafalgar High School provides for a wide range of students with the school having an accredited Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program that caters for high achieving students, a supportive literacy program that provides assistance to students, point of entry learning for mathematics and English programs, successive high achievement in VCE results and excellent On Track data.

Striving to meet the needs of all students whereby they can experience success through their efforts is undertaken in a learning environment where high aspiration and effort is encouraged.

A balanced approach to the development of the whole child is also of paramount importance and fundamental in the education philosophy of the school.

An ongoing focus on pedagogical practices has involved the continuing development of the school’s instructional model including in this, the tenets of positive education.

Approaches through positive education are explicitly taught focusing on using strengths to succeed and approaching all opportunities with a growth mindset.

Students are supported throughout their year’s 7 – 12 education in a safe and caring learning environment where the tenets of positive education, mindfulness and restorative practice form the basis of the engagement and wellbeing approaches.

A strong sense of community is also important at Trafalgar High School, with over 34 feeder primary schools links and partnerships with community and community organisations. These are vital in building and strengthening a sense of connectedness and are evident through our partnerships with Trafalgar Youth Resource Centre, service clubs and organisations, business partners and the involvement and real input through student voice with student leaders.

Currently the school has 54 experienced and graduate teachers comprising of 4 principal class, 37 full time and 17 part time teachers with 18 education support staff and a school nurse.

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.

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-curricula 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 classroom 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

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