Lakeview Senior College
Lakeview Senior College is located in the rapidly growing suburb of Caroline Springs, approximately 20 kilometres west of Melbourne. It is a government secondary school educating students from Years 10 to 12. Most Lakeview Senior College graduates pursue further education in a range of tertiary settings while others undertake professional, business or trade related training and employment. The College anticipates a student population of over 1000 in 2016 which means an extensive selection of subjects at each year level is available to students. Hence, every student at Lakeview Senior College is able to undertake a learning pathway tailored to their individual needs. The College maintains a learning focussed environment based on high expectations of students in which academic excellence is promoted and celebrated.Courses for Young Adults
Year 10 students at Lakeview study a broad range of subjects which best prepare them for the choices they face in their final 2 years of schooling. Year 11&12 students at Lakeview Senior College primarily select either a VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or VCAL course (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning). The choice between VCE and VCAL enables students to undertake a breadth of both academic and vocational training courses. Students are also offered the flexibility of shifting between these two courses if required. Lakeview Senior College has formed successful partnerships with both the Melton and Brimbank Clusters of Schools which enables students to undertake a wider variety of VET (Vocational Education & Training) courses.
The courses offered at Lakeview Senior College facilitate the lifelong development and growth of students in an environment in which young adults can achieve and experience success and be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and desire to make worthwhile contributions to society.
In a rich setting, Lakeview Senior College was designed as a state of the art learning institution. All classrooms at Lakeview Senior College are equipped with modern Interactive Whiteboards to enable teachers to deliver engaging lessons to students and to promote more effective interactions amongst students. Students at Lakeview Senior College also benefit from access to shared community facilities such as a well-resourced Community Library and Sport and Recreation Centres and playing fields. These facilities are within walking distance of the College.
- The following pedagogical understandings underpin the academic programs delivered at Lakeview Senior College and drive the development and delivery of the curriculum:
Learner-centred classrooms focussed on meeting individual learning needs through:
Flexible multi-use learning spaces with access to ICT facilities, to allow for cooperative and collaborative learning
- A strong emphasis on self-assessment, goal setting and focussed teaching
- A strong belief in PLTs which facilitate professional collaboration between teachers and with external professional learning providers when required
The College has a strong focus on developing students to:
- be committed to achieving high academic standards and working to achieve their full potential
- display a consistent commitment to improving skills, knowledge and higher order thinking
- develop self-discipline by completing class work and homework tasks
- value quality performance by taking pride in work completed
- respect the workplace and College environment
- participate in, and contribute to, a range of student activities available within the College to develop leadership skills and the capacity to work as a valued member of a team
These practices are achieved through the strong relationships all staff built with students, teachers, and the local community. The College has strong links with the Shire of Melton and alliances with other schools in the locality, including sharing facilities such as the Community Civic Centre and Shire sports grounds. The College engages students and staff in environmentally sustainable practices such as the use of electronic communication systems. It also actively supports the wellbeing of students through preventative, proactive and genuinely individual programs and follow up meetings with families.
SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning in Health / Psychology including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent.
SC2 Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.
SC3 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.
SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.
SC6 Demonstrated capacity to implement a range of research informed teaching practices to improve student outcomes in VCAL & VCE.
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 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
This is a job share position and will require the applicant to work on Thursdays and Fridays
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 -