Afrikaans (Second Language) Graduate Apprentice Teacher, Secondary School
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Afrikaans Graduate Apprentice teacher to teach secondary school grades 8 – 10 at our Ormonde school in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2020. 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.
ABOUT NOVA PIONEER
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 our website.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a Graduate Apprentice Teacher to teach Afrikaans to grades 8 – 10 . Second language teachers lead instruction of their language across multiple grades and classrooms and are responsible for driving a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Apprentice teachers are supported by Resident teachers and Deans of Instruction who partner with them in their growth journey – observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching. See below to learn more about the teaching model at Nova Pioneer.
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Design impactful lessons
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
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 some morning, evening and weekend events.
Skills and Qualifications required:
Bachelor’s degree with Afrikaans specialisation + enrolled for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
You will not be a qualified teacher at the start of 2020
Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in the language of instruction (Afrikaans)
Experience and/or understanding of Cambridge curriculum objectives would be an advantage
Ability to lead a classroom independently
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 have an understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning
You are a team player and you enjoy group problem solving