Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are hiring Primary School Teachers to oversee the daily learning for Primary school students within a teaching team. You will be required to participate in, and lead where appropriate, extra-curricular programmes in the school and assist in planning and organizing of school events and functions (e.g. inter-house competitions, concerts, school plays, and award evenings.) Specialization in one or more of the following subjects: Computer, French, Sport, Music, Art, Drama, Home economics will be advantageous
You will also:
Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
Plan and execute appropriate activities for the children each day according to the curriculum, schemes of work and lesson plans
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling
Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
Observe and evaluate each child’s progress and provide a written report to the Principal, other school leaders and parents.
Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
Monitor and keep record/ reports of the children’s progress and development
Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests
Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
Establish and enforce rules for behaviour, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, clubs, after care, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Assist in bus loading and unloading
You have a strong, demonstrated passion for education and young children
You have strong classroom management skills.
You have an understanding of and passion for inquiry-based, student-centred learning.
You have a team player mentality – enjoy working in teams and group problem-solving.
You care deeply about personal growth and also about developing others.
You have experience teaching early learners and exposure to Montessori learning
You have 1-2 years of teaching experience
You are a qualified (or qualifying) teacher with a P1 diploma or ECDE qualifications or a combination of both