Curriculum And Pedagogy – Tulliallan Primary School – Victoria

Tulliallan Primary School is located at 89 Wheelers Park Drive, Cranbourne North and is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Government school which opened for students in Term 1, 2017. Our current enrolment is 610 that is predicted to increase to over 1000 students in the future with students from Prep to Year 6 with a rich and diverse multicultural population. We currently have 49 full time staff committed to teaching in teams within our student learning communities. Our specialist subjects offered are Physical Education, Music and Performing Arts, Mandarin Language, Visual Arts and STEM. The school has purpose built spaces for the delivery of Music, Art, STEM and Sport. Our school will grow significantly over the next 5 years.

Tulliallan Primary School has an exciting social infrastructure hub for this growing community. An Early Years Learning Centre, delivering integrated long day care services, is delivered on the school site and is operated by YMCA through the New Schools PPP Project. The school also includes a Community Hub space which is managed by the YMCA after school hours to provide Outside School Hours Care services and other community programs to local families and residents.
Our school is located adjacent to Arbourlea Family and Community Centre which has been in operation since January 2014 and provides preschool and kindergarten services. The close proximity to this centre will enable smooth transitions between early years and primary education for children and families in the community. The closest secondary school is Alkira Secondary College where we have formed a strong partnership of collaboration between teachers and secondary students.

The facilities have been designed to:

  • provide contemporary Learning Communities that facilitate a learning and learner-centred approach and enhance the educational opportunities for all students, regardless of learning needs, through a diverse and flexible range of learning settings;
  • Support contemporary collaborative learning and teaching for professionals;
  • support a sense of community and belonging within the school and within the wider community;
  • promote and support enhanced inclusion, access and choice for all learners; and be aesthetically pleasing, welcoming and support the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of the students and staff.
  • maximise community amenity of school facilities which is a priority for Government and so the school gymnasium and other multi-purpose spaces will be utilised by the YMCA to deliver a range of community and recreational programs after hours, including Out of School Hours Care and vacation care.
  • promotes environmental sustainability principles

School Philosophy
The school’s vision and values are built on Excellence, Respect and Community Principles. This aligns with the four key Education Principles that capture the Department’s vision and values of;
1. Learners and learning are central
2. Diversity
3. Wellbeing
4. Community

TULLIALLAN PRIMARY SCHOOL VISION
Tulliallan Primary School aims to develop happy, resilient and responsible students who demonstrate positive social skills and empathy towards others. All students will be provided with a comprehensive education with diverse opportunities to develop skills to achieve their personal best. Our students and community will embrace a partnership of lifelong learning to be able to contribute as citizens in the community and in the future complex and changing world.
Tulliallan Primary School Values
Respect
Relationships
Responsibility
Resilience

Tulliallan Primary School – A School of Team Work and Collaboration
Our new school presents an exciting opportunity for teachers to work collaboratively in a contemporary designed school that is connected to the community. Working collaboratively delivers the best in learning outcomes for the students of the future.
The teachers of this new school will demonstrate the qualities of collaboration and team work, highly skilled and knowledgeable about how students learn offering diverse expertise and multiple learning opportunities within and outside the Learning Community Spaces. The students, staff and parents are seeking highly energised teachers with a passion for learning and a commitment to work as partners to develop our students, academically socially and emotionally. Tulliallan Primary School is seeking applications from educational leaders who are committed to a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century Designs including ICT rich environments and personalised learning for all students. We are looking for educators who have skills in a variety disciplines, flexible, committed to the education profession, students and peers contributing to the positive culture of our school.

Teachers will be actively involved in;

  • developing a framework for pedagogical approaches which maximise the opportunities presented by the inclusive and contemporary learning spaces
  • designing a school curriculum and organisational structures that will support achievement and inclusion of all students;
  • bringing talent and expertise to whole school programs in a variety of interests
  • effective elements of teaching according to FISO and the standards;
  • developing an understanding of the design intent of the new school facilities;
  • proactively engage with the local community to link families to the school to build a vibrant supportive community
  • develop a Professional Learning Team approach to the professional learning of staff and the ongoing development of the school’s culture as it grows;

At Tulliallan Primary School, there is an expectation of supporting the positive culture of a new school that requires time and effort beyond what established schools may need. Leading Teachers will be a part of the Learning Community Teaching Teams and work closely with the Principal and Assistant Principal on policy, program and planning collaborating on the development of curriculum and pedagogy. Leading Teachers will be given other designated roles to support the work of the Principal class team as required.
It is an expectation and requirement that all Leading Teachers have outstanding curriculum knowledge, student management skills and strong verbal and written abilities when communicating with all members of the school community including parents and families.
Applicants can access additional information about Tulliallan PS at a school tour on Thursday 9th of August at 4.30pm. Please contact our school office on 8766 3100 to RSVP.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated high level understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to provide leadership in the alignment of teaching and learning in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.
SC2 Demonstrated outstanding classroom teaching and leadership skills and capacity to implement high impact classroom teaching strategies, to lead colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning and to enable all students to achieve their full potential.
SC3 Demonstrated outstanding ability to monitor and assess student learning data at the individual, cohort and whole school level and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
SC4 Demonstrated outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community focused on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and to manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, stills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.
SC6 An understanding of contemporary educational approaches to Teaching and Learning in a 21st Century environment, including the use of adaptable learning spaces, collaborative planning with a proven ability to implement initiatives that maximise student learning growth.

Role

Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range. The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.

Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.

Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school’s education program.

Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.

Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.

Responsibilities

In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  • Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  • Teaching demonstration lessons;
  • Leading and managing the development of the school’s assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  • Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  • Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  • Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  • Developing and managing the school code of conduct.

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

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

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


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