2024 Foundation Phase Classroom Assistant (Northriding)
Northriding, Gauteng, South Africa
2024 Foundation Phase Teaching (South Africa)
2024 Hiring Season is in full swing! We are currently in search of rockstar teammates who will meaningfully empower Future Innovators and Leaders to start in the year 2024! #AlwaysGrowing!
Nova Pioneer is looking for 2 superstar Classroom Assistants to assist at our Northriding Campus in 2024! This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic assistants to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.
We are looking for Classroom Assistants to start in January 2024. Classroom Assistants are supported by Deans of Instruction who partner with them in their growth journey – working full-time to empower teachers’ development by observing lessons and providing consistent feedback and coaching.
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Infuse joy and passion for learning into lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence
Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize it
Conduct ongoing assessment of student progress. Use assessment data to adjust instructional content and delivery techniques accordingly
Attend weekly feedback meetings with Deans and learning designers 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, fulfill supervision duties as assigned, including some morning, evening and weekend events
Skills and Qualifications required:
High School/ ECD Certificate /or Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Ideal
Over 2 years of professional experience working a nursery school or pre primary primary setting
Experience and/or understanding of Cambridge curriculum objectives would be an advantage
Ability to lead a classroom independently, with professional experience in a classroom
Key attributes to succeed in the role:
You love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student
You have an understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning
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
Valid Police Clearance (no older than 6 months)
ID Copy / Passport
Work Permit (if applicable)
HOW TO APPLY
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
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About Teaching at Nova Pioneer
Nova Pioneer teachers don’t lecture, they lead discussions and facilitate projects that help students engage deeply and think critically about course material. There are two types of teachers at Nova Pioneer: Resident Teachers and Apprentice Teachers.
Resident Teachers are able to lead classrooms and, depending on the grade level they are teaching, have strong content knowledge. Resident Teachers are typically qualified teachers with classroom experience or have a strong ability to lead a classroom independently, lesson planning supports teachers to enable them to deliver rigorous enquiry-based learning and to engage deeply with students to help them on their individual learning journeys.
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