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Head of Department: Foundation Phase



Required for Permanent Post
From July 2021

Christ Church Preparatory School and College is an independent school in Midrand. We have a Christian ethos and core values and our aim is to develop young men and women of Christian character within an institution of academic and extra-mural excellence. The school ranges from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

We are looking for a Head of Department for the Foundation Phase to join our staff from July 2021. Having previous experience as a Grade 1 and/or Grade 2 and/or Grade 3 teacher is a necessity.

The successful applicant must meet the following criteria:-

  • Be a Protestant based Christian and support and promote the school’s Christian ethos.
  • Be fully qualified and registered with SACE, no P or F numbers. If not South African, have the necessary work permit to qualify for employment in South Africa
  • Have at least 3 completed academic years teaching Foundation Phase. Experience in an Independent Examination Board (IEB) school is a strong recommendation
  • Possess strong leadership, inter-personal and organisational skills
  • Have excellent inter-personal skills, including parent liaison
  • Work as part of the team with other departments in the school
  • Provide innovative leadership for the Foundation Phase department – both with teachers and pupils
  • Display evidence of energy and creativity in your previous experience
  • Be aware of individuals, as well as the Foundation Phase Department as a whole
  • Highly competent in written and spoken English.
  • Be able to offer the full range of Foundation Phase learning areas
  • Be fully computer literate
  • Eager to be involved in extra-mural activities
  • Be a good manager of time and resources


Please note that this IS NOT an entry level position. Applications from student teachers, those in their first year of teaching and those with no relevant experience, will not receive a response.

Applications, with an appropriate BRIEF CV and at least three references, together with their contact details, can be sent via e-mail to the email address below using “HOD Foundation Phase” in the subject heading please.
Applications without the correct subject heading may not be considered.

Christ Church Preparatory School and College is an equal opportunity employer.
Christ Church Preparatory School and College reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Only suitably qualified applicants will be considered. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview. Only those candidates that are short-listed for the position will be notified.

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Christ Church Preparatory School and College, Midrand
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