Wallan Primary School is a large, growing primary school situated in the township of Wallan, 50 kilometres north of Melbourne. We currently operate 31 well-appointed classrooms, as well as a Visual Arts Room, Music Room, Gymnasium and Canteen. The school oval is well maintained and includes a half-size soccer pitch area. The shaded play areas and gardens are continuing to be further developed to create a welcoming environment for all students, staff, families, and visitors to the school. A $6.738 million competition-grade gymnasium is currently being built with completion in 2023. Wallan Primary School is strongly committed to using well-researched Literacy and Numeracy approaches for teaching and learning. Effective teachers have precise knowledge about their student understandings which they use to personalise all learning opportunities. Ongoing teacher and classroom support is provided by expert Literacy and Numeracy Leaders and additional assistance programs are in place for students in need of extra support. To further enhance classroom programs, access to technology is available in every classroom and has continued to be expanded. The school has developed a culture that strives for continual and ongoing improvement. The commitment to best practice and Department of Education and Training initiatives has further enhanced the teaching and learning environment. The Wallan Primary School Integrated Inquiry program provides a sequential and comprehensive curriculum that clearly reflects the Victorian Curriculum. Teachers plan curriculum with the support of the Grade Level Curriculum Leaders in their teaching teams in order to provide the best teaching and learning experiences for the students in all year levels throughout the school. The school recognises the importance of nurturing, accepting and utilising the school community's diverse talents, skills, knowledge and expertise to achieve outstanding performance, share roles and tasks, reduce workload, encourage professional growth and support effective teaching and learning. There continues to be a strong commitment to individual and whole school Professional Learning, teacher mentoring and classroom observations and feedback to improve teaching practice. Literacy and Numeracy Leaders support teachers and teams to improve and continually build capacity. Wallan Primary School recognises the importance of developing positive attitudes and values. The school believes it is vital we focus on the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment and learning. It is committed to providing a high-quality education for all students in a safe, caring and stimulating environment. An essential element of this is a comprehensive school-wide student engagement program to ensure student needs are identified and supported in a safe and happy environment. To further build a school wide culture that reflects our values, the school has established a team building program for students in years one to six. Whole school and classroom rules are clearly communicated to encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour and actions. Achievements are publicly recognised and celebrated. Specialist programs and extra activities further enhance the curriculum and include Physical Education, Visual Arts, Digital Technologies, LOTE Auslan, Food (Yr 3-6), Performing Arts (F- Yr2), inter-school sport, camps, excursions, incursions, and pre-school and 6-7 transition programs. Classroom and specialist teachers communicate regularly with families and share student work throughout the term. Student led conferences, combined with twice yearly written reports, provide parents with accurate information regarding student progress. Our student leadership program and a variety of school forums for all students, creates the opportunity for student input and voice across the school The school motto is Working Together for a Better Future and is clearly demonstrated through active student, parent and staff participation and collaboration in the development and implementation of policies and programs throughout the school. Parent involvement in all aspects of the schools' programs is keenly encouraged. The active and supportive School Council and Family and Friends group take great pride in the achievements of the school and work hard to lead the school forward. PURPOSE AND VALUES We strive to be safe, respectful, responsible learners. We promote the values: Do Your Best Help Others Succeed Respect Your Environment
This position attracts an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.
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 organization of co-curricular activities.
Core responsibilities include:
- Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study.
- Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
- Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas.
- Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes.
- Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
- Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
- Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio.
Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
- Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs
Who May Apply
To be eligible to apply for a position advertised through the Teacher Graduate Recruitment program, a teacher must:
- have completed their course requirements and graduated in the last 4 years, and
- not be employed as a teacher by the department at the time the advertised position is to commence.
Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Conditions of Employment
All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
The appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
Eligibility for incentive payments:
- The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school.
- The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy.
Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.
SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.
SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.
SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.
SC6 Demonstrated interest in working with students with Special needs.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: [email protected]
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at:
The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DE values is available at:
To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program complete.
- Job type:Graduate Jobs
- Work rights:Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,...
- Locations:Melbourne, Melbourne...
- POSITION START DATE
Jan 2024 (approx)
- accepts international
- Closing Date:25th Sep 2023, 1:59 pm