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Classroom Teacher In Pe - Melton South Primary School

Victoria State Government Education and Training - Melton, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job Description

Job ID: 1221724

Location: Melton South Primary School

Department: Melton South 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: 04/24/2021

Contact Name: Marilyn Costigan

Phone: 9743 2922

School Website: www.meltonsthps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Melton South Primary School (MSPS) was established in 1923 and is situated in the Shire of Melton approximately 35km west of Melbourne. The school caters for a well-established residential neighbourhood. The original rural school is now the administration area of the present school. Development of new housing estates has resulted in significant enrolment increases.

In 2020 there are 1025 students enrolled with 1 Principal, 3 Assistant Principals, 2 Teaching and Learning Coaches, 58 Generalist Teachers, Literacy Intervention teachers, 29 Educational Support staff, Part-time staff include 1 Student Counsellor, 1 Social worker and 2 Speech Pathologists. There are 43 classes, all of which were single year level classes.

AT MSPS we administer, collate and analyse student data to inform teaching and learning as well as Intervention programs. We use High Impact Teaching Strategies including setting goals, structured lessons, explicit teaching, collaborative learning, multiple exposures with an ongoing focus on differentiated teaching supported by an external consultant. We constantly strive to adopt best practice by keeping informed of new initiatives based on educational theory and research.

The school offers a range of well-resourced specialist subjects including French, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics), Visual Arts, ICT (Information Communication Technology) and Physical Education. ICT is utilised to enhance teaching and learning programs with a computer laboratory and a school funded netbook program for Prep to Year 6.

The school prides itself on its inclusive approach catering for ethnic diversity. We are strongly committed to creating and supporting a school wide culture and environment that recognises and enhances student well-being, the school has a focus on regular and consistent school attendance.

Embedded in the school culture at MSPS is that everyone has the right to be safe, respected and to learn. We were in our second year of School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS) supported by an external coach. Our vision was to create a safe and respectful environment that fosters a growth mindset in all stakeholders to achieve excellence. Our mission was to be a progressive community who leads the way. Together we create motivated, respectful learners who achieve excellence.

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.