Mathematics Teacher, Secondary School

Mathematics Teacher, Secondary School

  • Post Date:February 4, 2019
  • Apply Before: February 28, 2019
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Job Description

Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Senior Mathematics teacher to teach secondary school grades at our Ormonde school in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

 

About Nova Pioneer

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visitwww.novapioneer.com

 

About the Role

We are looking for an exceptional Mathematics Resident Teacher. Resident teachers lead instruction and planning for subject or grade level classrooms and are responsible for driving a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Resident teachers are supported by Deans of Instruction who partner with them in their growth journey by observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching. Resident teachers support and mentor apprentice teachers. See below to learn more about the teaching model at Nova Pioneer.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Deliver exceptional, real world, enquiry-based Mathematics lessons that align with the Cambridge Mathematics curriculum requirements

  • Prepare students to sit IGCSE, AS and A-level exams.

  • Work closely with learning designers to design rigorous lesson plans

  • Deliver impactful and engaging enquiry-based lessons supported by technology to enhance instructional delivery

  • Observe, coach and be a model teacher for new teachers

  • Take up the role of leading the Mathematics department

  • Infuse joy and passion for learning into lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence

  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize it

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student progress. Use assessment data to adjust instructional content and delivery techniques accordingly

  • Attend weekly feedback meetings with Deans and learning designers 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 email, telephone and parent-teacher conferences

  • Contribute to and participate in co-curricular programming for at least one activity in the course of a term

  • Participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including occasional morning, evening and weekend events.

 

About You

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics or similar degree + Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is ideal. We are also open to candidates who have a Bachelors of Education degree with a focus on teaching Mathematics at the senior school level

  • You have taken Maths major to the third year level at university

  • You have taught Maths at the senior school level (Grade 8 – 12 experience)

  • Experience and/or understanding of Cambridge or IEB curriculum objectives

  • Experience as a department chair would be advantageous

  • SACE registered

  • Ability to lead a classroom independently

  • You love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student

  • You have an understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning

  • You have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the  specific age group that you teach

  • You are a team player and you enjoy  group problem solving

  • You are adept at using technology for instructio

 

Working at Nova Pioneer

Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing personal development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principleshere.

 

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