About SPARK Schools
SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africas 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 personalised 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 FAL - isiXhosa teachers drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for classroom culture, behaviour, and academic growth for all students.
SPARK Schools FAL - isiXhosa teachers are content specialists, who receive on going professional development customised for their past experience and individual needs.
FAL - isiXhosa Teachers are integral to the SPARK Schools culture and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.
Plan for and be prepared to deliver lessons to students from 7 : 45 -3 : 30pm daily (depending on grade level assignment and timetable) within content area specialisation.
Grade R and 1 Teachers to assist and facilitate SPARK Design.
Collaborate with grade level and content area partners to develop rigorous, engaging learning experiences and to create and implement high quality individualised behaviour and learning plans for students.
Participate actively all scheduled professional development sessions.
Administer Formative 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
Lead weekly SEL (Social Emotional Learning) circles.
Use SPARK culture and implement behaviour management strategies.
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.
Implement SPARK Schools Social Emotional Learning curriculum.
Promote the vision and mission of SPARK Schools to staff, scholars, families, and the greater community.Implement strategies implemented by the Crisis Management team.
Adhere to the child protection, anti-bullying and health and safety policy.
Attend Saturday events and parent community meetings.
Submit student results data when required.
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
Fluency in isiXhosa
Clear criminal record
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.
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
R20,400.00 ctc per month cost to company
Position Type : Full Time
Location : Lynedoch / Stellenbosch - Western Cape
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.