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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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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    Primary School English/Soc Science Teacher (IP)

    Purpose of Role:

    • Teachers in SPARK Schools drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for classroom culture, behaviour, and academic growth for all students.
    • SPARK Schools teachers receive on-going professional development customised for their past experience and individual needs.
    • All teachers are integral to the SPARK Schools’ “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.

    Responsibilities:

    •  Plan for and be prepared to deliver lessons in English, Social Science and Personal and Social Well-being to students, depending on the grade level and timetable.
    •  Provide instruction in a variety of subjects and reach students with engaging lesson plans and resources.
    •  Collaborate with grade level and content area partners to develop rigorous, engaging learning experiences and to create individualised behaviour and learning plans for all students in class face to face and online.
    •  Lead weekly SEL (Social Emotional Learning) circles and implement SPARK Schools Social Emotional Learning curriculum.
    •  Use SPARK culture and implement behaviour management strategies.
    •  Administer and mark weekly and termly formative and summative assessments to track student progress and analyse the data for student growth.
    •  SPARK Educators should have a core focus on student achievement and should drive all scholars to meet the required proficiency ratings.
    •  Submit student results data when required.
    •  Attend pre-service professional development before the school year begins and attend weekly professional development and any other training interventions.
    •  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 students feel genuinely valued and supported.
    •  Attend Saturday events and parent community meetings.
    •  Implement strategies implemented by the Crisis Management team.
    •  Adhere to the child protection, anti-bullying and health and safety policy.
    •  Promote the vision and mission of SPARK Schools to staff, scholars, families, and the greater community.

    Requirements
    Qualifications and Criteria:

    • The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
    •  B.Ed. degree or H.Dip.Ed. or PGCE. Intermediate/Senior Phase. Recently qualified teachers are encouraged to apply!
    •  Certification through the South African Council of Educators (SACE).
    •  SAQA accreditation for non-South African equivalent qualifications
    •  English language fluency.
    •  A clear criminal record

    Experience:

    •  Recently qualified teachers or teachers with experience are encouraged to apply!

    Skills and Mindset:

    •  Strong desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic technology-driven work environment fostering creativity, collaboration and an atmosphere that encourages and allows top performers to thrive.
    •  Strong desire to be part of a collaborative, team spirited and fast growing Social ImpactDisruptor and Society Shaper who is eading change in the education space in South Africa through transformational education innovation, ensuring the accessibility of university and careers for all.
    •  Strong desire to be part of a learning culture with excellent career development and advancement opportunities supported by individualised professional development, support and mentorship.
    •  Ability, Desire and Passion to deliver high quality transformational education at affordable fees to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.

    We are looking for ‘’GEMS’’ with the following attributes:

    •  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.

    Benefits
    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:

    R 20,400.00 per month cost to company

    Position Type: Full Time

    Locations: Johannesburg West Region

    SPARK Lynedoch, Stellenbosch WC

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SPARK Schools on apply.workable.com to apply

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

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