Primary School Maths Teacher (IP) - 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 organization, operating 17 primary schools and 1 high school and serving over 13 500 families. We are looking for dynamic people to join our team.

SPARK Schools is a high-growth, mission and values-driven, and highly entrepreneurial organization; and is looking for dynamic people to join our team.

Reports To: Principal or Assistant Principal

Purpose of Role:

SPARK Schools maths teachers drive student achievement by maintaining high expectations for classroom culture, behavior, and academic growth for all students. SPARK Schools maths teachers are content specialists, who receive on­going professional development customized for their past experience and individual needs.

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Maths teachers are integral to the SPARK School’s “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars. SPARK Schools teaches the PR1ME Maths curriculum which is a world-class program based on effective teaching and learning practices of Singapore, the Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan for and be prepared to deliver lessons to students from 7:45­-3:30 pm (depending on grade level assignment and timetable) daily within content area specialization.
  • Collaborate with grade level and content area partners to develop rigorous, engaging learning experiences and to create individualized behavior and learning plans for all students.
  • Attend pre-­service professional development before the school year begins and attend weekly professional development every Monday afternoon.
  • Administer weekly and termly assessments to track student progress and analyze 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 and implement SPARK Schools Social-Emotional Learning curriculum.
  • Use SPARK culture and implement behavior management strategies.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.
  • Attend Saturday events and parent community meetings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Submit student results data when required.

Requirements

Qualifications and Criteria:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • B.Ed. degree or H.Dip.Ed. or PGCE. Mathematics focus and competency. 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

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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 individualized 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
  • individualized professional development, support, and mentorship
  • employee discount on school fees
  • opportunities for career growth

Compensation:

R 20,400.00 per month cost to the company

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