Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher) - T-196

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher) - T-196

15 Sep
Schools (Government)

15 Sep

Schools (Government)


Location Profile

Carlton North Primary School was established in 1873. Our vision is to prepare our students for their future. Our students will learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be engaged, self-managing, lifelong learners. The school is well respected in the local community and is the local school for most families. School enrolments have remained stable with around 290 students. There is a high demand for Foundation entry each year from the local community of Carlton North. Approximately 20% of families receive the Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF) payment and 10% of students come from a background where English is not the main language spoken at home.

At Carlton North Primary School,

we provide a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum, which includes English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, STEM, Performing/Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education (PE) and Italian. We have established an agreed guaranteed and viable curriculum, with the expectation of teaching Reading, Writing and Mathematics every day. Wellbeing, Science and Inquiry are taught as stand-alone subjects with the expectation that they are taught a minimum of one session per week. The school also provides specialist classes in Italian, PE, The Arts and STEM. At CNPS we have high expectations of our learners and in 2017 we established the expectation that all students, deemed capable, will make more than 12 months growth in all learning areas.

The School Strategic Plan (SSP) 2018-2021 was developed after a rigorous peer review in 2017. Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Community Engagement in Learning and Positive Climate for Learning have been identified as the FISO priorities. Initiatives in Curriculum Planning and Assessment and Building Practice Excellence have been the focus on actions to improve overall student achievement for 2020.

Please note CNPS has a culture of child safety and a zero tolerance of child abuse. All staff must adhere to the school’s Commitment Statement and Child Safety Code of Conduct.

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 Demonstrated ability to identify and address the learning needs of all students including students funded under the program for students with disabilities.


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.


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.

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