Virtual School Teachers (Senior/Intermediate Phase) - SPARK Schools

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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.

Intermediate/Senior 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 Intermediate/Senior Phase virtual teachers are content specialists, who receive on­going professional development customised for their experience and individual needs. The Intermediate Phase teacher will be involved in the teaching of a core subject e.g. Math / Literacy and/or Natural or Social Science as well as other sub-core subjects alongside it, across grade levels.



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

Reports To: Intermediate Phase Virtual School Team Leader



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



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