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Job Description
Primary Teacher

Reporting to

The Headmaster, through the Head of Grimwade House

Context of the Role

Grimwade House, the coeducational primary school of Melbourne Grammar, centers around the historic 'Harleston'
building in Caulfield 12 kilometers from the city. The campus has 680 girls and boys and a teaching staff of around 60.
Grimwade House is a caring and engaging learning environment, which values the individual needs and attributes of each
child. The School is divided into three well-resourced sections: Junior Primary, consisting of Prep to Year 2, Middle Primary,
Year 3 and Year 4, and Upper Primary, composed of Year 5 and Year 6. Each section is supported by a Head of Section and
Year Level Leader. In addition to an extensive classroom program there are a number of specialist programs that work
together to provide a holistic educational experience for students.
The role of the classroom teacher is to facilitate and support student learning, across all domains including social and
emotional, academic, physical and spiritual, with the goal to maximise the individual growth of students in a challenging
and supportive environment.
This long service leave cover position is full-time, with a teaching load of 1.0 FTE, for Term 3 2017.

Key Internal Contacts
Deputy Head - Administration & Pastoral Care
Head of Section

Head of Teaching & Learning

Coordinator of relevant co-curricular activity

Key Responsibilities
The following responsibilities are not exhaustive, nor necessarily in order of priority, but are indicative of the range and
nature of the role.


Ensure that the caring, supportive and vibrant environment in which the children grow and learn is maintained and
further developed
Develop and maintain relationships and open communication with parents, colleagues and students
Prepare and teach a comprehensive curriculum for the year level allocated
Assist with curriculum development in collaboration with colleagues
Utilise appropriate conditions for learning
Assess and differentiate learning for the needs of individual students
Deliver the curriculum using a technology-rich, integrated, inquiry-based approach
Maintain thorough records for each child including assessment data and meetings
Write reports at the end of each semester
Be regularly involved in professional development activities to ensure his/her teaching expertise is at the leading
edge of developments in education
Participate actively in all aspects of school life beyond the classroom including sport, outdoor education and/or
cultural activities
Actively support the directions, goals and values of the School
Participate and contribute to meetings, as required
Perform other duties as appropriate to the position and assigned by key members of staff.

Reviewed: April 2017

Job Description

MGS Policies: Risk Management, Health and Safety and Child Safety

Adhere to and implement all working practices and procedures in accordance with Melbourne Grammar School’s
Risk Management and Occupational Health and Safety Policies
Monitor and take full care of health and safety of self and others within area of responsibility
Participate, where required, in the resolution of safety issues
Ensure familiarity and compliance with the School’s Child Safe Policy, Code of Conduct and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

Enthusiasm for and commitment to teaching students from Prep to Year 6
Flexible and dynamic approach to teaching and learning
Ability to adapt to new and changing situations
Effective communication skills with students, staff and parents
Demonstrate experience in student-centered learning
Commitment to inquiry-based learning
Ability to use formative assessment as a means of improving student learning
Willingness and ability to contribute to co-curricular activities
Well-developed time management and organisational skills
Ability to utilise Information Communication Technology as a vital part of the learning process
VIT registration, or the ability to gain VIT registration, is essential.
Knowledge of Disability Act and its implications for schools

The purpose of this job description is to serve as a general summary and overview of the major duties and
responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to represent the entirety of the position nor is it intended to be allinclusive. Therefore, the position may be required or requested to perform other work duties not specifically listed
herein. Melbourne Grammar School reserves the right to modify this job description in consultation with the incumbent
from time to time depending on the operational needs and requirements of the School.

Reviewed: April 2017

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