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  • Posted: Feb 2, 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 PE Coach (FP) - SPARK Schools East Rand Region

    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.

    Responsibilities:

    •  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 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 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 required.

    Experience:

    •  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.

    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

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    Blended Learning Facilitator (FP) - Johannesburg North Region

    Purpose of Role:

    SPARK Schools blended learning facilitators in the foundation phase drive student achievement by overseeing the culture and effectiveness of the Learning Lab, SPARK’s innovative computer lab. SPARK Schools blended learning facilitators work directly with students in whole class, small group, and individual settings to provide academic interventions in literacy and maths.

    Blended learning facilitators are integral to the SPARK Schools “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create a positive student culture around online learning and small group tutoring and maintain high behavioural expectations for all students.
    • Actively “coach” students on all computer programs and ensure that the educational software used in the lab effectively meets the needs of students.
    • Create and submit lesson plans for tutoring sessions.
    • Tutor small groups of students on literacy and maths skills.
    • Create and submit bi-weekly reports on ST Maths.
    • Communicate and collaborate with teachers and school administrators to create individualized learning plans for students.
    • Use SPARK culture and behaviour management strategies.
    • Incorporate SPARK SEL (SocialEmotional Learning) curriculum with scholars.
    • Ensure all Learning Lab resources are used and stored responsibly and .
    • Report all damages to hardware to the School Operations Manager and fill out relevant incident reports if needed.
    • Have an updated asset list of all hardware in Learning lab received by the School Operations Manager.
    • Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.
    • Set into a classroom to cover, should there be an operational need.
    • 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.
    • Studying part­ time towards a B.Ed. or PGCE, with a view to becoming a qualified teacher.

    Experience:

    • Previous experience managing or working with primary school-aged children.
    • Basic computer skills and willingness to learn new technology.

    .
    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

    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

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