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Head of English


Head of English
To start: May 2021 (or sooner)

St Peter’s is an independent, Anglican, Diocesan family of schools. We are known for our innovative approach to education and the warmth of our community. The school seeks educators who are committed to the profession and best practice, who embrace a culture of continual growth and learning and have a deep empathy for children and a passion for teaching and learning.

An opportunity exists for an exceptional Head of English to join the school from May 2021 (or sooner).

Candidates should meet the following criteria.

They should have:

  • A progressive understanding of current educational trends, especially in the area of personalised teaching of English.
  • An ability and willingness to proof-read.
  • Experience in teaching English as a first language
  • Some experience in leading a team of teachers and a willingness to work as part of team.
  • A commitment to ongoing personal development and a future-orientated approach.
  • The capacity to develop and sustain new teaching practices.
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An energetic and inspirational approach to the girls’ learning and motivation
  • A values-based approach to the girls’ care and wellbeing
  • The intention to work according to the school’s ethos, specifications and policies

Education and Experience

  • A relevant professional qualification
  • SACE registration
  • At least 5 years teaching experience

The successful candidate will be expected to assist with the generation of a scaffolded learning programme across the grades to enrich our personalized learning philosophy. The candidate will be involved in the teaching of English across grades as well as the support of teachers in this department.

Should you be interested in the above vacancy and meet the stipulated requirements, please apply at the following link

Applications for this position close on 30 October 2020.

The appointment of candidates is at St Peter’s sole discretion, taking into account factors such as St Peter’s Employment Equity Policy. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St Peter’s within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that submission of your CV and personal information to St Peter’s Schools will be used solely for the purposes of recruitment of the above mentioned vacancy and all internal process associated with this application. This data could be used for statutory reporting and the submission of your CV confirms your consent to this. St Peter’s Schools hereby confirms that we will ensure that your data is protected as per the POPI Act.

Closing Date
St Peter's Girls' Prep School, Witkoppen Road,
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