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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2022
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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 (Acting) - SPARK Soweto

    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: R26,200.00 CTC P/M

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    Primary School IsiZulu Teacher (IP) - SPARK Schools JHB West Region

    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 to students, in isiZulu and Creative
    • Arts, 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 teachers 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
    • 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:

    Qualifications:

    • The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
    • B.Ed. degree or PGCE. Recently qualified teachers encouraged to apply!
    • Certification through the South African Council of Educators (SACE).
    • English language fluency.
    • Police clearance certificate.

    Experience:

    • Recently qualified educators may apply as well as educators with more experience.

    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

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