30 November 2020

Nova Pioneer Humanities Apprentice Teachers or Graduate Apprentice Programme 2020

Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Humanities Apprentice Teachers or Graduate Apprentice to teach at our secondary school in 2021. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring teacher who is currently in their 3rd or 4th year of their BEd qualification or completing their PGCE in Geography and History in 2021; or about to embark on their first year of teaching as a qualified teacher. You will join a team deeply committed to the development of our people and our children. 

You will partner with your Resident Teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Apprentice / Graduate Apprentice teachers support instruction and classroom management and are responsible for helping to drive a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Apprentice teachers are supported by Resident teachers who partner with them in their growth journey - observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Help and support Resident teachers to deliver impactful and engaging enquiry-based lessons supported by technology to enhance instructional delivery.
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning into lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence.
  • Help to set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize it.
  • Work collaboratively with the resident teacher to conduct ongoing assessment of student progress. Use assessment data to adjust instructional content and delivery techniques accordingly.
  • Attend weekly feedback meetings with resident teachers and Deans to enhance teaching practices.
  • Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and organisation wide learning and reflection.
  • Communicate regularly with parents through e-mail, telephone and parent-teacher conferences
  • Contribute to and participate in co-curricular programming for at least one activity in the course of a term.
  • Coach and monitor a small group of students to help grow and track their holistic development as thoughtful young people.
  • Participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including some morning, evening and weekend events.

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Humanities and entering your third or fourth year of study OR a Bachelor’s Degree + Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) specialising in Humanities OR have just completed your education studies and at the start of your employment with us. 
  • You are provisionally SACE registered.
  • Experience and/or understanding of Cambridge curriculum objectives would be an advantage.

Qualities of a successful candidate:

  • You love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student
  • You have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the  specific age group that you teach
  • You are deeply committed to your development as a teacher and welcome constructive feedback, translating feedback into improvements and innovations in your approach and in your classroom
  • You are able to work within a team-based environment and collaborate with other resident teachers, apprentice teachers and deans
  • You communicate openly and effectively with your colleagues
  • You are adept at using technology for instruction

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