2024 Senior Phase English Teacher (Midrand Secondary)
Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2024 Senior 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 a superstar English Teacher to teach Senior Phase ((Cambridge IGCSE and AS) at our Midrand Secondary based in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2024! This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher 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 and be a part of building a foundation in a new school.
We are looking for an exceptional English Teacher to start in January 2024. Resident teachers lead instruction and planning for subject or grade level classrooms and are responsible for driving a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Resident teachers are supported by Deans of Instruction who partner with them in their growth journey by observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching. Resident teachers support and mentor apprentice teachers. See below to learn more about the teaching model at Nova Pioneer.
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Design rigourous, enquiry-based lesson plans.
Prepare students to sit IGCSE, AS and A-level exams.
Deliver impactful and engaging enquiry-based lessons supported by technology to enhance instructional delivery
Observe, coach and be a model teacher for new teachers
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, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including occasional morning, evening and weekend events
A Bachelor’s Degree with English as Major as well as a PGCE is required.
2 – 3 years of teaching experience
Ability to lead a classroom independently
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 a team player and you enjoy group problem solving
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:
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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 .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.
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