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Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Apprentice Teachers to teach Primary School at our Paulshof Campus in 2024! This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring teacher who is currently or going in their 3rd or 4th year of their BEd qualification or completing their PGCE in 2024 to join a team deeply committed to the development of our people and our children. You will partner with your Resident Teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.
Apprentice teachers support instruction and classroom management and are responsible for helping to drive a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Apprentice teachers are supported by Resident teachers who partner with them in their growth journey – observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching.
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Help and support Resident teachers to deliver impactful and engaging enquiry-based lessons supported by technology to enhance instructional delivery
Infuse joy and passion for learning into lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence
Help to set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize it
Work collaboratively with the resident teacher to conduct ongoing assessment of student progress. Use assessment data to adjust instructional content and delivery techniques accordingly
Attend weekly feedback meetings with resident teachers and Deans to enhance teaching practices
Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and organisation wide learning and reflection
Communicate regularly with parents through e-mail, telephone and parent-teacher conferences
Contribute to and participate in co-curricular programming for at least one activity in the course of a term
Participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including some morning, evening and weekend events
You are pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and entering your third or fourth year of study OR a Bachelor’s Degree + Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
You will not be a qualified teacher at the start of 2024
You are specialising in Foundation and/ or Intermediate phase NOT Senior phase.
You are provisionally SACE registered
You have English and Mathematics teaching experience or curriculum knowledge – experience in Singapore Maths and THRASS (English) is not compulsory but ideal
Experience and/or understanding of Cambridge curriculum objectives would be an advantage
Qualities of a successful candidate:
You love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student
You have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the specific age group that you teach
You are deeply committed to your development as a teacher and welcome constructive feedback, translating feedback into improvements and innovations in your approach and in your classroom
You are able to work within a team-based environment and collaborate with other resident teachers, apprentice teachers and deans
You communicate openly and effectively with your colleagues
You are adept at using technology for instruction
How to Apply:
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
To apply, please complete the online form here. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.
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About Teaching at Nova Pioneer
Apprentice teachers are high potential individuals with an eagerness to learn and grow into a resident teacher. Apprentices are paired with a resident teacher who provides them with mentorship and coaching, observes lessons and provides regular feedback so that they are soon able to own their own classrooms. Apprentice teachers may support more than one resident teacher across multiple classrooms. Apprentice teachers have typically completed a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a teaching qualification. Apprentices have the exciting opportunity to work at Nova Pioneer while still pursuing their studies – this gives them the opportunity to get real experience and earn money at the same time! If such apprentices do well in their time at Nova Pioneer they could be offered a job as a Resident teacher once they have qualified.
Centralised lesson planning supports teachers to enable them to deliver rigorous enquiry-based learning and to engage deeply with students to help the on their individual learning journeys.
Nova Pioneer also welcomes professionals who are looking to make a career change into education and are passionate about pursuing a new career in teaching.
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