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Classroom Teacher In Media (Vce) - Glenroy Secondary College

Victoria State Government Education and Training - Oak Park, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Job ID: 1223906

Location: Glenroy Secondary College

Department: Glenroy Secondary College

Role Type: Secondary Teacher

Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term

Classification: Classroom Teacher

Apply By: 05/04/2021

Contact Name: Deanne Clark

Phone: 0477 233 277

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

Location Profile
Glenroy College is located in Glenroy 20 minutes from the CBD on the corner of Glenroy and Cardinal Roads. It has easy access to public transport centred between Glenroy and Fawkner Train Stations.

The diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the 460 students enrolled at the College are drawn from the surrounding areas, including Glenroy, Oak Park, Hadfield, Pascoe Vale, Coburg and Broadmeadows. In 2020, the College confirmed a significant increase in enrolments, testament to the strategic changes that have been implemented over the past 3 years which have created a positive perception of the College in the community. The College completed a rebuild of the main teaching and administration areas over 2020.

Our students are our greatest ambassadors and they continually and positively represent the College values of Achievement, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork, in their own learning and their behaviours towards others.

Glenroy College is committed to successful outcomes for all our students. We work to equip students with the essential learning skills they will need to succeed in our complex, flexible and constantly-changing world. The College staff has adopted High Impact Teaching Strategies across all domains, implemented Literacy and Assessment for Learning, College-Wide Positive Behaviour Support and Professional Learning Communities. We also have a collegiate classroom visit structure based around teaching teams to support effective teaching practices.

The College actively supports our learners with Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) Sub Schools with Year Level Leaders and a Sub School Manager. Each Sub school is further supported with teams of staff who provide individualised attention to the academic progress and wellbeing of each student. Increased enrolments suggest that the College may structure the year levels across 3 Subschools in the near future.

Our programs encourage the highest standards of achievement in every activity undertaken by our students. We collect literacy and numeracy data on students in years 7 to 10 through established testing schedules. Feedback is provided to students and data is provided to teaching teams whose major role is to improve academic outcomes for all students. This data is also used to inform parents of their child’s progress through our system of parent interviews and online parent portal. In 2020 we implemented a 5 weekly progress reporting system and, due to covid19 Remote and Flexible Learning, conducted inaugural virtual Parent Teacher Interviews which received a very strong positive endorsement from our families.

Our teaching and learning methods recognise that students must be able to use computers and multi-media technologies with confidence and understanding to enhance both their learning and their ability to fully participate in our information-filled world. This has been further highlighted during 2020 where teaching and learning was significantly conducted through remote platforms.

Additional special programs are available to support and extend students including our interactive and supportive Junior and Senior Back on Track, Instrumental Music and inter-school sport, Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support, High Achievers Program, Drama and music performances through partnerships with local community organisations. We conduct a successful Year 6 to 7 transition program incorporating extended orientation with trained Year 9 Buddies. All Year 9 students participate in the Rite Journey and $20 Boss, programs designed to assist young people transitioning into adulthood and provides them with experiences of community volunteering and developing business awareness. The College uses the adaptive, individualised online Maths Pathway to replace the textbook in Years 7-9 to develop their understanding and application of numeracy. Our Senior students have access to both VCE and VCAL from Year 11.

The strength of Glenroy College lies in our ability to provide an excellent, balanced and diverse program, while blending innovation and tradition, allowing freedom and creativity within a caring, co-educational setting in which each student learns and grows in an environment of mutual respect and co-operation. The College uses the framework of the Positive Behaviour Support to structure and implement student management and wellbeing through the years with a strong focus on the College Values: Achievement, Resect, Integrity and Teamwork.

The College has a strong and interconnected Engagement and Wellbeing Team, comprising Wellbeing Team Leader, Inclusion Co-ordinator and Inclusion Aides, Family Liaison Officer, Chaplain, Adolescent Health Nurse, Doctor in Schools, visiting professionals including psychologists, speech therapists and social workers. Students also benefit from a range of programs and services provided by local organisations, including Moreland Council.

Students are careers counselled extensively when moving through the year levels and into VCE/VCAL developing pathways built around their interests and strengths and acknowledging their aspirations. Accelerated year 10 students are invited to access VCE subjects. The College also offers access to VET programs along with VCAL.

Our College develops student leaders through all levels with Class Captains, College Year 12 Captains and Sports Captains. We provide a high quality and extensive student wellbeing structure involving mentors and level leaders supported by a wellbeing team that provides programs, case management and counselling.

The College welcomes and encourages parent and community involvement. Our facilities are used extensively by community groups after school and on weekends.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader, committed to working with staff teams to achieve the best possible outcomes for each of our students. If you are interested in applying and would like to know more about the role and the College itself, please telephone Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning Deanne Clark on 0477 233 277.

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-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.

Oak Park, VIC

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