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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2021
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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 Assistant Principal

    Description
    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.
    • 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 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

    Purpose of Role:

    • The Assistant Principal drives student achievement as an instructional leader by providing excellent instructional coaching and professional development to benefit classroom instruction and the Learning Lab. The Assistant Principal supports the Principal in providing teachers, blended learning facilitators, and PE coaches the training and support necessary to be highly effective, professional educators.
    • The Assistant Principal is integral to the SPARK Schools “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars

    Responsibilities:

    • Ensure the continual professional development of our educators by coaching members of the instructional staff to the successful completion of the goals set in their individualised professional growth plans. This includes designing and facilitating weekly professional development sessions for the whole faculty, as well as arranging for individual professional growth opportunities.
    • Support student achievement by setting clear and high expectations for excellent teaching in all content areas. Maintain a regular schedule of observations in all learning spaces and observation review meetings with educators to ensure that they can successfully plan instruction, execute instruction, and implement SPARK Schools’ culture and behaviour management techniques.
    • Implement the network’s rigorous curriculum, which aligns to and extends the South African national curriculum.
    • Implement online curriculum and small ­group tutoring in the Learning Lab that aligns to and extends what is taught by classroom teachers.
    • Facilitate an assessment and data analysis cycle that allows instructional staff to analyse student performance and identify areas for targeted instruction.
    • Collaborate with school leadership team to manage instructional staff, including facilitating termly and final evaluations.
    • Participate in the selection of new school-based personnel.
    • Responsible for the onboarding of instructional staff members.
    • Define and share information about network-wide policies and procedures to parents, students, staff and community.
    • Implement disciplinary policies and procedures.
    • 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.

    Requirements
    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • English language fluency.
    • Clear criminal record.
    • Grade 12 Certificate.
    • Completed B.Ed or PGCE degree.
    • SACE registration.

    Experience:

    • Previous experience managing or working with primary school-aged children.
    • At least 2 years of excellent classroom instruction.
    • Previous experience leading a team.
    • Experience and practice with labour laws.

    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.

    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: Commensurate with experience.

    Location:

    SPARK Silver Lakes

    Expiry date: Wednesday 04th August 2021 at 17H00

    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.

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    Human Capital Officer

    Description

    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.

    Purpose of Role:

    The SPARK Schools Human Capital Business Support position drives student achievement in our network of schools by ensuring that all human capital matters are effectively managed at all levels of the organisation, so staff can effectively serve our scholars. The SPARK Schools Human Capital Business Support is the custodian of human capital administration to ensure that staff are supported as “A-team players.”

    The Human Capital Business Support position ensures administrative compliance and provides advice and support to line managers and ensures they have accurate and timely information in order to make effective decisions to ensure the network operates efficiently. Developing organisational capability by developing and driving knowledge and decision-making and ensuring consistency. This role is a generalist role which includes but is not limited to responsibilities of recruitment, training and development, employment relations together with a strong administration focus.

    Directly Reports to: Recruitment Manager

    Indirectly Reports to: Employee Services Manager

    Requirements

    Responsibilities: This role takes responsibility for a generalist function within the Human Capital team

     

    Recruitment:

    Attraction:

    • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, universities and providing network information and opportunities.
    • The posting and updating of job vacancies on the website and various job board portals.
    • Networking with various stakeholders and to ensure an ongoing pipeline of potential referral candidates.

    Shortlist and screening:

    • Determines applicant requirements by carefully studying the current job description
    • Thorough screening and shortlisting of CVs according to the requirements of the job whilst ensuring ongoing feedback to candidates
    • Telephonic and initial Video upload screening of applicants to ensure they meet the requirements of the job, SPARK cultural fit and GEMS.
    • Submission and coordination/marking of benchmark Subject Knowledge Tests

    Coordination of review and assessment of Video upload interviews

    • Coordination of review and assessment of lesson demonstration and interview Videos with Line Managers and relevant panel members.

    Administration

    • Ongoing communication of feedback to candidates including confirmation of unsuccessful applications. Make recommendations to applicants and relevant Line Managers with regards to location, job role, start date and salary.
    • Keep record of all recruitment data as per company recruitment policy and procedures.
    • Conducting fingerprints and criminal clearances with shortlisted candidates
    • Follow procedure of informing Line Manager and Human Capital Department of new employee start date.
    • Coordinate background checks including but not limited to; qualification and police clearance. Coordinate psychometric assessments should this be required for a specific vacancy.

    Internal recruitment facilitation

    • Ensures the standards of internal recruitment are met in order to provide a fair and consistent process to identify suitable and high performing individuals. Give constructive feedback regarding growth opportunities for candidates who do not meet the requirements for promotions and internal transfers.

    Reporting

    • Ongoing reporting of relevant data as per network objectives.

    Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organisations. Clear understanding of SPARK Schools Recruitment and Selection Policy.

    Recruitment training

    • Assist in training of school leaders on recruitment skills such as
    • CV screening
    • Candidate shortlisting
    • Competency based/targeted selection interviewing
    • Questioning techniques
    • Candidate evaluation and selection avoiding unconscious bias
    • Ensuring schools complete training registers and submit completed training records to the Talent manager

    Administration, Data and Reporting:

    • Filing - physical and electronic as per requirements of Department of Employment and Labour
    • Ensure, monitor and verify compliance with labour law in terms of documentation
    • Prepare ER and/or IR related documents on an ad hoc basis
    • Take responsibility for all documentation in place and ensure it holds up to legal scrutiny
    • Escalate concerns of potential risk to ensure that the interests of the company are protected

    Qualifications and Criteria:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and criteria:

    • Completed relevant degree in a Human Resources / Labour Relations
      • 3 years Human Capital and Recruitment experience essential (two years’ recruitment experience)
      • Subject matter knowledge and application (Recruitment and selection)
      • Must be trained and able to conduct Integrity Clearances through MIE including criminal clearances through Afiswitch.
      • Knowledge of Recruitment ATS/Applicant Tracking Systems such as Workable, Greenhouse, Taleo etc.
      Travel requirements: Travel may be required on an ad hoc basis between primary location and SPARK schools.

    Competencies:

    • Ability to collaborate – Proactively works in partnership with others to achieve a common goal or necessary objective; builds rapport and cooperative relationships with others; establishes and maintains strong relations with employees.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member – Informs and supports leaders in human capital matters and industrial relation concerns.
    • Ability to communicate effectively – Effectively conveys reliable accurate information so that the recipients clearly understand its intent.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality – Respects the privacy of others and maintains the confidentiality of information to which they are exposed. Consistently uses good business judgment, guided by the Ethics Policy.
    • Ability to withstand pressure (resilient nature)
    • Strong and comprehensive literacy skills
    • Highly developed interpersonal, consultative and facilitation skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
    • Organisational skills and ability to manage multiple critical deadlines with resourceful confidence and detail orientation.
    • Develop credibility and trustworthy relationships with stakeholders
    • Provide insights and perspectives with regard to risks, trends and opportunities.
    • Comfortable in a start-up environment with flexible roles and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
    • Actively develops relationships with staff to build company culture and alignment to vision and mission.
    • Displays grit, high level of excellence, is mission & vision aligned and displays a high level of self-reflection (GEMS).

    Qualities:

    • 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

     

    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: R20,000.00 - R21,000.00 CTC P/M

    Position Type: Fixed Term Contract (6 Months)

    Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Expiry date: Wednesday 04th August 2021 at 17H00

    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.

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    Primary School English Teacher (FP)

    Description
    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 and highly entrepreneurial organisation; and is looking for dynamic people to join our team.
    • Reports To: Principal or Assistant Principal

    Purpose of Role:

    • SPARK Schools Foundation Phase English teachers drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for classroom culture, behaviour, and academic growth for all students.
    • SPARK Schools Foundation Phase English teachers are Foundation Phase specialists, who receive on-going professional development customised for their past experience and individual needs.
    • The Foundation Phase English 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 to students
    •  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 or 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 weekly and termly 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. Foundation 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 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.

    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 North Region

    SPARK Bramley

    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

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

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