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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africa’s first blended learning model for primary school students. Students learn in both the traditional classroom setting and our innovative Learning Lab. The SPARK Schools model combines highly engaging classroom teaching, individualised instruction in the Learning Lab, partnersh...
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    Geography/History Teacher (FET Phase)-

    Reports To: Assistant Principal or Principal


    SPARK Schools teachers drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for classroom culture, behaviour, and academic growth for all scholars. SPARK Schools FET Phase Geography/History Educators are content specialists in the Social Sciences. SPARK high school FET Phase educators equip scholars with the knowledge and tools required for matriculation and work collaboratively in leading an integrated inquiry-based curriculum.

    FET Phase Geography/History Educators are integral to the SPARK Schools’ culture and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.




    • Plan for, teach and co-teach face to face and distance lessons for and deliver academic and clubs lessons.

    • Collaborate with grade level and content area partners to develop rigorous, engaging learning experiences and to create and implement high quality individualised behaviour and learning plans for scholars.

    • Participate actively in all scheduled professional development sessions.

    • Develop and administer formative and termly assessments to track student progress and analyse the data for student growth for all scholars to meet the required proficiency ratings.

    • Submit and analyse scholar data in order to track progress and intervene when necessary.

    • Lead scholar social and emotional development through CQ (Character Quotient) sessions and reflections.

    • Plan for, deliver and monitor programmes to support low performing scholars, or extend high performing scholars.

    • Participate in place-based education where required within mandated national curriculum or as part of SPARK Schools curriculum enrichment.

    • Participate in career and tertiary pathways education where required as part of scholar culture and character development.

    • Develop SPARK culture and implement behaviour management strategies.

    • Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues, parents and other stakeholders.

    • Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.

    • Nurture a high ­achieving work environment where all scholars feel genuinely valued and supported.

    • Promote the vision and mission of SPARK Schools to staff, scholars, families, and the greater community.

    • Implement strategies implemented by the Crisis Management team. Adhere to the child protection, anti-bullying and health and safety policy.

    • Attend Saturday events and parent community meetings.

    • Submit student results data when required.

    Qualifications and Criteria:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:


    • English language fluency

    • Completed B.Ed or PGCE degree in History and Geography FET Phase.

    • SACE registration

    • Clear criminal record


    • Grit: Persistence through challenges.

    • Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.

    • Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.

    • Self­ Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.


    SPARK offers:

    • fair market linked remuneration

    • performance-based annual bonuses and increases

    • above average/good annual leave

    • life, disability and funeral cover

    • employee wellness support

    • educational support & study leave

    • individualised professional development, support and mentorship

    • employee discount on school fees

    • opportunities for career growth

    Compensation: R25,000.00 CTC p/m

    Position Type: Full Time

    Location: SPARK Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

    SPARK Schools may expire the posting of this advertisement at their own discretion.

    Kindly note that should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

    All appointments will be made in line with SPARK Schools employment equity plan (where applicable) and talent requirements.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SPARK Schools on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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