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Classroom Teacher - Warrnambool East Primary School

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Job Description Job ID 1261872 Location Warrnambool East Primary School Department Warrnambool East 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 01/27/2022 Other Information Begin Date 02/14/2022 End Date 01/18/2023 Hours 38.00 Contact Name Robyn Ledin Phone 0419 508 006 School Website

Location Profile

Warrnambool East Primary is situated on the eastern side of the city of Warrnambool, South West Victoria, 250 kms west of Melbourne. The school is nestled in a picturesque location beside the southern ocean in spacious and inviting gardens and grounds. Warrnambool East Primary School offers a stimulating learning environment and a diverse curriculum to 500 students in Foundation to year 6.

Warrnambool East P.S. is a science specialist school and in a unique partnership with Deakin University Marine Science and Education Faculties and Melbourne Zoo, we are looking beyond the school years with a philosophy of providing education for life. Our student ‘zookeepers’ care for the animals housed throughout the school. The school implements the Victorian Curriculum and the curriculum structure is characterized by a school wide, Foundation to 6 inquiry learning program together with a strong emphasis on English and Mathematics learning with precise and explicit teaching at point of need within rich authentic tasks and problems. The Foundation to Year 6 Inquiry Learning Scope and Sequence Curriculum has embraced a Discovery Learning program in the Early years which includes inquiry and student voice. Staff and students utilize technology in a ubiquitous manner and the school is well resourced and further supported by families providing their children with their own ipads. The school has a commitment to Positive Education which underpins all teaching and learning, engagement, wellbeing and interactions with the whole school community and applicants need to be committed to this approach.

The school is organised into learning communities: Prep, Years 1 and 2, Years 3and 4, and Years 5 and 6. Teachers work collaboratively as PLC’s to plan, implement, moderate and evaluate student learning. The leadership structure across the school consists of Teaching and Learning Leaders in each learning community, along with School Improvement Leaders to implement the Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan.

At Warrnambool East Primary School there is a culture of high expectations and no excuses amongst the staff, students and parents. We have an environment that encourages success in student learning and academic results as well as a high standard for student interactions and behaviour. Student engagement and wellbeing is managed in a restorative manner and the school has a long and proud history of positive student management and wellbeing. Warrnambool East Primary School is a lead school for Respectful Relationships and acknowledged for the progress in the Healthy Together Achievement Program. The school has been awarded for their work in wellbeing and engagement.

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 Demonstrate how explicit teaching with high expectations is maintained along with building positive relationships and wellbeing of all students.


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.

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