Assistant Principal Scholar Support

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Assistant Principal Scholar Support

Purpose of Role:

SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africa’s first blended learning model for primary
and high school scholars in South Africa. SPARK Schools provides transformational education innovation through our
blended learning model, which elevates scholar achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their scholars
effectively.
The blended learning model, which combines classroom teaching and online instruction, allows teachers to anticipate
scholar needs and equips schools to provide personalized education at an affordable cost. SPARK Schools is pioneering
this transformative education model to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.
SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission and values-driven and highly entrepreneurial organisation looking for dynamic
people to join our team.

Role Summary:

The Assistant Principal of Scholar Support performs duties that are socio-emotional in nature and that deliver direct
services to scholars regarding behavioural intervention and the creation of a positive culture and climate.The Assistant
Principal of Scholar Support drives academic excellence through support with subject selection, progress tracking toward
matriculation and the development and exhibition of exceptional scholar XC Projects. The key driver of School Culture
consistently implements behaviour management policies and procedures that drive a strong student culture.
Reports To: Principal

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a school culture that values high achievement, strong character, and a love for learning.
  • Implement a highly rigorous and engaging instructional program that promotes content mastery, creative problem
    solving, and character development, which is consistent with SPARK Schools’ mission and vision.
  • Drive academic excellence through support with subject selection, progress tracking toward matriculation and the
    development and exhibition of exceptional scholar XC Projects.
  • Plan and execute the high school transition model.
  • Career guidance and support for FET scholars.
  • Drive academic excellence through support with subject selection, progress tracking toward matriculation and the
    development and exhibition of exceptional scholar XC Projects.
  • Consistently implements behaviour management policies and procedures that drive a strong student culture.
  • Develop interventions and individualised behaviour plans when necessary.
  • Use quantitative (assessment) and qualitative (anecdotal) data to drive decision-making and instruction at the school.
  • Support staff with aligning the classroom instruction with the implementation of online learning and group tutoring
    in the digital learning space.
  • Facilitate an assessment and data analysis cycle that drives instructional staff to analyse scholar performance,
    identify areas for targeted instruction and implement strategies to close achievement gaps
  • Collaborate with the school leadership team to manage instructional personnel, including facilitating termly and
    final evaluations to effectively manage and hold personnel accountable for their performance
  • Participate in the selection of new school-based personnel.
  • Responsible for the onboarding of instructional personnel.
  • Consistently implement behaviour management policies and procedures that drive a strong student culture
  • Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.
  • Support scholar achievement by setting clear and high expectations for excellent facilitation and monitoring in all
    Innovation hubs.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of observations in all the innovation hubs and observation review meetings with
    blended learning facilitators to ensure that they can successfully plan online courses, execute monitoring and
    tracking, and implement SPARK Schools’ culture and behaviour management techniques.

Qualifications and Criteria:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and criteria:

Experience

  • 2+ years of experience as a school counsellor
  • At least 2-3 years of classroom instruction in a high school
    context
  • A role in high school leadership
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Honours/Masters degree in school counselling/Psychology/Educational Psychology
  • English language fluency
  • Completed B.Ed or PGCE degree (SP & FET)
  • SACE registration
  • Level 1 and 2 first aid certificates
  • Clear criminal record

Qualities:

  • Grit: Persistence through challenges.
  • Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
  • Mission and Vision Alignment : Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent
    education at an affordable cost.
  • SelfReflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
  • Values: Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness

Click Here To Apply

SPARK schools is an equal opportunities employer and preference will be given to candidates from designated groups with due consideration of the company’s Employment Equity goals and targets.

SPARK schools encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

SPARK Schools may expire the posting of this advertisement at their own discretion.

Kindly note that should you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date
03/02/2023
Knopjeslaagte Gauteng, South Africa
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