(DQP-356) | Classroom Teacher - French (Classroom Teacher)

(DQP-356) | Classroom Teacher - French (Classroom Teacher)

15 Sep
Schools (Government)

15 Sep

Schools (Government)


Location Profile


Norwood Secondary College provides a vibrant teaching and learning environment that supports enjoyment and excellence in living, learning and working.


Norwood Secondary College, established in 1958, is located in a beautiful setting overlooking the Mullum Mullum Creek Valley. Our well maintained and purpose built facilities blend with the environment and support a vibrant teaching and learning community.

Norwood Secondary College provides innovative and engaging teaching and learning for all students. We focus on successfully engaging students as active participants in life-long learning.

Our curriculum nurtures the potential of each student and encourages them to achieve their personal best in all areas. At Norwood our students are well prepared for the challenges and rigours of an academic curriculum and thrive on the opportunities offered by our sporting, leadership, camping and outdoor education programs. Instrumental Music and Performing Arts (including school productions) are an integral part of the school’s co-curricular program.

The College Values provide an important base for all our interactions with students and the community. Our core Values are: RESPECT, ASPIRATION, RESPONSIBILITY, RESILIENCE

At Norwood Secondary College students are provided with a sound basis for a life that is fulfilling, respectful of self, others and the environment. We prepare our students to be flexible, adaptable, innovative leaders in our local and global community.

Our bonds with the community are a source of strength and inspiration for us. Our students gain much from their links and involvement with community programs and activities, whilst the contributions of parents and friends are valued and encouraged across all aspects of College life.


At Norwood Secondary College we believe that every student can learn and each student is encouraged and supported to achieve his or her personal best.

Norwood Secondary College staff understand the need to build an educational community through quality relationships with students, parents and staff and have the growth and development of each individual as its primary focus.

Norwood Secondary College, in Byron Street North Ringwood, is a single campus coeducational college with an enrolment limit of approximately 1100 students. Students come from a wide geographic area, covering up to 35 feeder primary schools. It has a very high reputation in the community, particularly with regard to student endeavour in academic results, sport, music and student leadership. A very high percentage of students stay to complete their VCE and gain entry to their first preferences to university, TAFE or a vocation of their choice.

The school offers VCAL for a limited number of selected students in Years 11 and 12.

An enrichment class operates for selected, high achieving students in Years 7 to 9. Students are encouraged to study a VCE subject in Year 10 and a Unit 3/4 in Year 11. Some students also undertake university studies during their Year 12.

The school offers an extensive camps and excursions program specifically designed for each year level, and comprehensive leadership development opportunities at each year level. An active Student Representative Council meets regularly and gives further opportunities for many students to develop leadership skills.

The College has a long history of sporting tradition and an excellent sporting program. Many teams achieve outstanding results and progress to zone and state level.

The College has an extensive Instrumental Music program and encourages student performance. The College achieves excellent outcomes in Art and Technology studies across all year levels.

At Norwood Secondary College we are committed to providing an experience where, in years to come, students will be proud to have attended a college where they have made lifelong friends, are lifelong learners and valuable contributors to the community.


Like all Victorian government schools, Norwood Secondary College is a child safe environment. Our school actively promotes 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. Our school has a Child Safety Code of Conduct, as outlined in our Child Safety Policy, as published on our College Website:


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-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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