Leading Teacher - Primary

Job posted: 28/06/2024
Applications close: 19/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423201

Reference: 1423201

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2      Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.


Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning.  Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.

The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.


In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons
  • Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice
  • Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery
  • Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration
  • Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice
  • Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
  • Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers
  • Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches
  • Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities
  • Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

DE 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

Bayside P-12 is a multi-campus college, employees may be required to travel between campuses

- Applicants MUST answer ALL Selection Criteria.

- 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.

Location Profile

Bayside P-12 College is a large multi-campus co-educational college serving the community of the City of Hobsons Bay in Melbourne's western metropolitan area. The college consists of a Year P-9 Campus located in Altona North, a Year 7-9 campus located at Williamstown and a Year 10 - 12 campus in Newport. The college has a multi-cultural student population.

The college is committed to:
* Providing a comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of all students;
* Providing a friendly, safe and disciplined environment in which students are able to value and enjoy learning;
* Encouraging and celebrating student success and achievement;
* Developing skills and knowledge that will enable students to live in a rapidly changing and increasingly technological society, to show leadership, to act co-operatively, to demonstrate self discipline and to be socially aware;
* Encouraging the participation of parents, students and staff in the full life of the college; and
* Providing equal opportunities for all students.

Bayside P~12 College provides educational leadership in the district and the region. The college provides a comprehensive course of study for Years P-10 in the eight Learning Areas and the broadest range of VCE and VET units at Years 11- 12. The senior campus has an excellent VCAL program. Bayside College has a 1:1 student netbook program. There are support programs for integration students and other students requiring special education. Throughout the curriculum students are encouraged and expected to take an active and responsible role in their learning.

There are a range of co-curricular activities organised across the three campuses involving many students: Foundation Day, year level and adventure camps, excursions, debating, drama and band performances. The annual visit from our `sister' school in Japan (Anjo-Higashi High School), is a highlight, along with our Art and Technology show and school production. Other programs include our advance programs in surf lifesaving, bike education, wilderness photography, sport, and the Student Representative Council. Each of these activities provides an opportunity for the College to promote the social, personal and community skills of its students.

The Senior campus ensures that students have a broad range of subject choice and the flexibility for each student to select a program around their individual career aspirations. The College has developed strong links with TAFE colleges and other tertiary institutions. This provides students with access to a wide range of courses and the opportunity to combine some tertiary units with the Victorian Certificate of Education. The provision of VET units by the local cluster of schools, centered at Bayside, encourages students to broaden their options for further study. The VCE campus provides a positive young adult learning environment, which is supportive and friendly, and appropriate to the needs of VCE students. Adults and part-time students are encouraged to enroll and all students are encouraged to participate in the life of the college.

The college is an integral part of the broader local community. School facilities are regularly used by community groups in the area and this promotes awareness, support and cooperation. The college works with local industry and is supported in range of endeavours, including work experience and work education. There is a formal partnership with Mobil Altona Refinery which provides additional resources to the school and greater community support for the curriculum. The Victorian School of Languages use the Altona North campus to teach a wide range of LOTE languages on Saturday mornings.

Each campus is designed to enable the delivery of the widest possible curriculum. The Altona P-9 campus and the Paisley Senior campus at Newport have both been re-built and provide state of the art student learning facilities. The Williamstown campus has an elite, select entry Tennis school providing sporting opportunites for talented students. The college has extensive facilities: three libraries, three gymnasiums and a great range of outdoor education equipment. Students have supervised access to the Internet through the classroom via student netbooks.

The school grounds are regularly maintained and upgraded to improve the school environment. Students are actively involved in this planning and development. The college utilises a wide range of local community resources such as athletic tracks, gymnasiums, swimming pools, sports complexes, Science Works, theatres, and the facilities made available by the local council and local industry.

The College has determined its priorities for the next three years and will undertake processes to achieve the following priorities:

* To improve student English and Mathematics levels at years 7-10.

* To improve VCE achievement levels.

* To extend pathways available to students.

* To improve student engagement and wellbeing.

Bayside P-12 College will continue to provide educational leadership in the district through the further development of our college.

Bayside P-12 is a multi-campus college, employees may be required to travel between campuses

Leading Teacher - Primary

Job type:

Full time / From 29/07/2024

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3


Milan Matejin - College Principal | 03 9393 5800

Leading Teacher - Primary