Lead Instructional Coach (EE only) wanted urgently: APPLY HERE
Cape Town, Western Cape
Join us on a journey towards excellence!
We strive to be the best instructional coaches in South Africa, and will accomplish this by capacitating and developing school and classroom leaders. These leaders will transform the lives of learners that consistently achieve exceptional results.
Are you an exceptional educator who has a passion for developing and leading an emerging team? Do you want to use your skills to make a meaningful difference? Are you motivated, adaptable and resilient? Then we would love to hear from you!
More than twenty years after democracy, high performing schools in impoverished South African communities are the exception. Our aim is to change this landscape and support no-fee public schools on their journey to become excellent.
In the role of Lead Instructional Coach, and under the direction of the Head of Education, you will primarily be responsible for a developing and managing a team of Instructional Coaches whose main aim is to support the professional development and growth of classroom teachers. Your own experience as a great classroom practitioner and leader will enable our team of instructional coaches to support classroom teachers to close the achievement gap of our learners. You will receive ongoing training and mentoring in this role. It is imperative that you have a growth mindset, and are open and accepting to an extensive amount of professional development
At Acorn Education, instructional coaching means observing a teacher frequently and consistently, identifying the key action steps for instructional improvement, giving effective feedback to the teacher observed, and monitoring and following up with that teacher accordingly. This model of observation and feedback, taken from Leverage Leadership by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, has given our team of coaches the skills to positively impact dozens of teachers across our schools.
At Acorn Education, we aim to transform the lives of our learners and we do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.
Our agility allows us to adapt and respond to what is most important at a specific time to achieve our mission.
Every member of our team is equipped with a “can do’ attitude – enabling us to reach our own high expectation and those of our schools, teachers and learners.
We believe that a grateful mindset leads to an optimistic and favourable view of life.
Our journey will not be an easy one. We are committed to persevering despite challenges that may arise.
Just like an acorn, if something is nurtured it has the potential to grow into something greater. We not only nurture our people but those who help our schools grow.
The precise areas of responsibility for this post will be agreed based around your skills and the needs of the schools, but it is anticipated that you will be able to:
Embed a culture of teacher development in all Acorn Education schools
Manage, train, mentor and support all Instructional Coaches
Play an active role in the recruitment of future Instructional Coaches for Acorn Education
Lead the development of teacher skills in classroom management and instructional rigour through an agreed programme of observation and feedback
Contribute to the strategic direction of teacher development across all Acorn Education schools through leading professional development, supporting instructional planning, and facilitating coaching and mentoring of teachers
Essential qualification and experience criteria
Must have a teaching qualification and an honours degree would be beneficial
Must be a great classroom teacher with evidence of improving learner results
Must have experience in creating and presenting professional development workshops at school level
Must have effective management skills
Must have a growth mind-set
Must be open and accepting of professional development
Must be a South African national, possess a permanent resident permit, or be willing to apply for a South African work visa
Must be fluent in English
Must have own transport
To apply please submit an updated CV and motivation letter
Closing date: 31 October 2019
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Job Type: Full-time
teaching: 5 years (Preferred)