Monday, 27 June 2016

2017 Apprentice Teachers at Pioneer Academy 2016

One year ago we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable primary and secondary schools. In 2016 we will be operating three schools—two in South Africa and one in Kenya—and gearing up for rapid growth.

Our venture is structured as a social enterprise to enable us to attract the investment that will be needed to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students in the next decade.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world and a rapidly expanding middle class, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent. We aspire to be among the first to show at scale that this is possible.
Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody: you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities because doing so helps us grow
  • We put our students before our team, and our team before ourselves
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning
We are hiring Apprentice Teachers for Grades 000-4 at Pioneer Academy Midrand and Pioneer Academy Ormonde. Apprentice Teachers work in teaching teams with the guidance and mentorship of more experienced teachers. Apprentice Teachers play important instructional and facilitation roles within teaching teams and can advance into role as a Resident Teacher.
You will also:
  • Invent a grade appropriate, student centered approach to achieve Grade 000-4 objectives
  • Work closely with teaching team to document and plan for daily activities
  • Facilitate parent engagement and communication
  • Take part in group and individual professional development
  • You have a passion for teaching and connecting with students; are interested in student ideas and their thinking.
  • You have a strong intuition about classroom management skills.
  • You have a basic understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning.
  • You have a team player mentality – enjoys working in teams and group problem solving.
  • You care deeply about personal growth and also about developing others.
  • You are registered to begin a B.Ed or PGCE
  • You are have a provisional SACE registration
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

Ormonde, Johanensburg South, Gauteng, South Africa

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