About The Role
Key responsibilities for the role include:
Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
Plan and execute appropriate activities for the children each day according to the curriculum, schemes of work and lesson plans.
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development such as games.
Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
Observe and evaluate each child’s progress and provide a written report to the Principal, other school leaders and parents.
Monitor and keep records/reports of the children’s progress and development.
Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Skills and Qualifications required:
You are currently enrolled or have completed a teacher training course – Bachelor of Education, Primary Teacher Education, ECDE, etc.
You have strong recommendations from your high school, teacher training institution and/or an educational institution you have worked with.
You aspire to join Nova Pioneer as an employee when the opportunity arises.
You have a passion for children.
You have good working skills with technology such as G-Suite, Zoom, Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
You are excited about our organisational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
You have a desire to further develop your leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
MODE OF APPLICATION
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About Nova Pioneer
Nova Pioneer Education Group is a Pan-African independent school network offering preschool through secondary education for students from ages 3 through 19. We prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills. We established Nova Pioneer because we believe education should prepare young people to create their future, not just work in it. Nova Pioneer is a launchpad where ambitious young Africans can begin to shape a better future for the continent and the world. We began by asking ourselves the question, "What capabilities will young people need to succeed in and shape the future that they will encounter, and what approaches to education will best develop those capabilities?” All of our founders have extensive backgrounds in education at top institutions across the globe, having studied at universities such as Harvard and Stanford and led education programs for McKinsey and Co., the African Leadership Academy, and top school networks in the US (Excel Academies). Yet at Nova Pioneer we believe that you never stop learning. So we visited and studied leading schools spanning from Singapore to Peru, and the United States to the United Kingdom. We connected with leaders of the cutting-edge education research, and leading thinkers on 21st Century Learning such as Sir Ken Robinson and teachers and atelieristas from Reggio Emilia, the leading global early education model, to name a few. We launched our first school in South Africa in 2014, with the aim of incorporating the best education models in the world, while keeping it as affordable as possible. We’ve since expanded within South Africa, and to Kenya as well - with our first Kenyan school launching in 2015. In all of our schools, we bring in and train top educators to deliver educational excellence in an environment that nurtures our students to uncover their potential and blaze trails in the world beyond our school walls.