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  • Posted: Aug 13, 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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    Primary School PE Coach (IP) - SPARK Schools

    About SPARK Schools:

    • SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africa’s first blended learning model for primary school students in South Africa. SPARK Schools provide transformational education innovation through our blended learning model, which elevates student achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their students effectively.
    • SPARK Schools has a culture of collaboration, because getting South Africa to lead global education takes a team effort. We are innovators who strive for excellence through persistence and a sense of urgency to achieve SPARK Schools’ vision, mission and social transformational objectives. Our work environment is vibrant/cheerful, fast-paced/dynamic, engaging/stimulating, tech-enabled and data driven.
    • Our blended learning model, which combines classroom teaching and online instruction, allows teachers to anticipate student needs and equips schools to provide personalized education at an affordable cost. SPARK Schools is pioneering this transformative education model to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.
    • SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission and values-driven entrepreneurial organisation, operating 17 primary schools and 1 high school and serving over 13,500 families. We are looking for dynamic people to join our team.

    Reports To: Principal or Assistant Principal

    Purpose of Role:

    • SPARK Schools PE coaches drive student achievement by overseeing the culture and effectiveness of physical education.
    • SPARK Schools PE coaches work directly with students in the school’s outdoor sports spaces to increase and maintain their health and wellness.
    • PE coaches are integral to the SPARK Schools “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.


    •  Create a positive student culture around physical education and maintain high behavioural expectations for all students.
    •  Use SPARK culture and behaviour management practices. Implement SPARK SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Curriculum.
    •  Supervise scholars during morning arrivals.

     Set up for SPARKs Fly.

    •  Actively coach students in the development of gross motor skills, team habits, and specific sports skills.
    •  Teach students about healthy eating, exercise, and hygiene habits, including positive choices they should make at home and at school.
    •  Create lesson plans aligned to network-wide PE curriculum and personalised for students.
    •  Plan strategies to stretch content and scholar outcomes during the course of the academic year.
    •  Take responsibility for PE equipment and report any damage.
    •  Communicate professionally with school staff and parents regarding students.
    •  Participate actively in staff development opportunities
    •  Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.

    Qualifications and Criteria:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    •  Grade 12 Certificate.
    •  Preferably studying a degree in Human Movement/ Sport Science.
    •  English language fluency.
    •  Clear criminal record
    •  SACE registration.


    •  Previous experience managing or working with primary school-aged children.
    •  Physical Education experience or training.

    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 leading 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.

    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

    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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