English Teacher

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289592

Reference: 1289592

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

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.

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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Applicants are expected to submit the following:

  • A cover letter addressed to the Principal
  • A curriculum vitae including the names, positions and contact details of 3 referees
  • A statement addressing the key selection criteria.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • 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


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 completed by the person.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Ashwood High School was recognised in 2021 as one of the ‘Top 10 Government Schools’ in Victoria for VCE results where the median study score was 33.  Ashwood High School is an aspirational co-educational secondary school providing an outstanding all-round educational experience, encouraging, inspiring and cultivating students to be positive contributors to our world.


Having served as an integral part of the community since 1962, Ashwood High School interweaves traditional values with a contemporary understanding of education. Our state-of-the-art facilities are situated on a 17 ha site with spacious, unparalleled grounds. A major building program is underway for the construction of a new Senior School STEAM and Research Centre.


We develop critically aware, reflective, resilient, confident and independent learners for life. We are proud of our strong sense of community and provide a welcoming, safe, secure, and orderly learning environment.


The school has established the necessary preconditions –safety, high expectations, routines and authentic relationships – to actualise an environment where students are afforded opportunities to celebrate success in all its forms. Our substantial awards and recognition program runs throughout the school with an emphasis on student voice and agency.


We believe deep learning is facilitated by outstanding teaching. This occurs when all learners are actively engaged in a variety of differentiated and challenging learning tasks that are academically rigorous. 


We value the whole person, and are committed to creating positive, adaptable and socially aware citizens of the world. Our students are provided with an outstanding array of extra-curricular activities to cultivate student talent across what we believe are the four elements of a GREAT school:

  • Strong emphasis on Academic Excellence
  • Sporting Excellence program
  • Significant commitment to the Creative Arts
  • Focus on Civics, Citizenship and Leadership.


As members of the Ashwood High School community, staff and student behaviours are informed by our School Vision and Motto: ‘Vision Inspired Action’ and guided by our school ‘CHOIR’ values:

  • High Expectations – Aspire to your personal best
  • Optimism, reflection and resilience
  • Innovation, creativity and sustainability
  • Respect for teachers, students, school and self-respect.


Our school’s motto, ‘Vision Inspired Action’, is reflected in the behaviours and actions of staff, students, parents and partners. Together, we are committed to creating and sustaining a proud school culture of empowerment and excellence based on mutual respect. Deep learning is facilitated through outstanding teaching that is strengthened by supportive and authentic relationships. The Ashwood High School community is proud of our students’ achievements, contributions to the community, conduct, personal presentation, courtesy and manners


We encourage our students to develop responsibility for their own learning, progress and behaviour. We foster collaboration and cooperation with shared expectations of success.


Ashwood High School is committed to providing innovative teaching and learning strategies. We are dedicated to establishing supportive and authentic relationships to ensure our students enjoy learning and achieve their full potential.


Our school is committed to realising student wellbeing, engagement and achievement through focused effort on four priorities for continuous school improvement:

  • Enhancing student culture 
  • Growing pride and achievement
  • Valuing staff and building capacity
  • Increasing positive parental and community engagement.


Over the past few years, Ashwood High School has undergone significant transformation and is experiencing the highest demand for enrolment in the history of the school. This growth has led to the creation and implementation of two mini schools in 2021: Middle School (Years 7-9) and Senior School (Years 10-12). This structure enables the ages and stages of learning to be fostered, developed and celebrated.

English Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr Brett Moore | 98071333

English Teacher