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  • Posted: Aug 24, 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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    Virtual School Teachers (Foundation Phase)


    About SPARK Schools

    SPARK Schools is a social impact disruptor and is leading change in the education space through its network of affordable private schools. The SPARK Schools network provides transformational education innovation through Africa’s first blended learning model, which elevates student achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their students effectively.

    The 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 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.

    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.

    Foundation Phase Virtual Teacher

    Purpose of Role:

    SPARK Schools virtual teachers drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for virtual classroom culture, behaviour, and academic growth for all students. SPARK Schools Foundation Phase virtual teachers are grade and/or content specialists, who receive on­going professional development customised for their past experience and individual needs. The Foundation Phase teacher will be involved in the teaching of Math, Literacy, Life Orientation and SEL.

    Foundation Phase virtual teachers are integral to the SPARK Schools culture and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.

    Reports To: Foundation Phase Virtual School Team Leader


    • Plan for and be prepared to deliver synchronous virtual lessons to students from 7:30­-4:00 pm (depending on grade level assignment and timetable) daily within content and/or grade area specialisation.

    • 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 virtual learning experiences and to create individualised behaviour and learning plans for all scholars.

    • Attend required professional development (virtual or in person).

    • Administer and mark formative and summative (termly)assessments to track student progress and analyse the data for student growth.

    • Submit scholar results data when required.

    • Virtual SPARK educators should have a core focus on student achievement and should drive all scholars to meet the required proficiency ratings.

    • Be prepared to lead weekly virtual SEL (Social Emotional Learning) circles and implement SPARK Schools Social Emotional Learning Curriculum.

    • Use SPARK culture and implement behaviour management strategies.

    • Communicate professionally with colleagues, parents and other stakeholders.

    • Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.

    • 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.

    • Adhere to the child protection, anti-bullying and health and safety policy.


    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • B.Ed. degree or PGCE. Foundation Phase

    • Certification through the South African Council of Educators (SACE).

    • SAQA accreditation for non-South African equivalent qualifications.

    • At least 1 year of teaching experience.

    • English language fluency.

    • Clear criminal record

    • Experience teaching in a SPARK School will be an advantage.

    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 Impact Disruptor 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.

    Values: Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness


    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

    Position Type: Limited Duration Contract until end of Term 4 2021

    Expiry date: Friday 06th August 2021 at 10H00am

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

    Location: SPARK Support, Rosebank or other school-based location, as coordinated with line manager.

    This is an in-person working position, though delivery to scholars is virtual.

    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 to apply

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

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