May 28, 2018

Primary School Leader

  • African School for Excellence
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

ASE seeks to appoint a Primary School Leader, based in Port Elizabeth.

The purpose of the position is to help launch a primary school that can provide world-class education at an affordable cost, using an adaptation of the existing ASE model. In the first year, the school will enroll approximately 120 young scholars in Grades R to 4. In October, the School Leader will begin meeting parents and scholars, interviewing staff, and preparing for the new school year. The school year will begin in January, 2019.

Lead the day-to-day functioning of the school, working with teachers, staff, and parents to assure a consistent, high-functioning learning environment
Manage the School’s discretionary budget
Work directly with ASE founders to adapt and develop the school’s academic and operating model as required
Lead day-to-day staff development, including developing a Deputy Head into a potential School Leader role (either at this school or at a new school)

Experience leading constructivist learning activities (e.g. project-based, play-based, investigative learning etc.) in an early-primary context
Experience in a leadership role in an educative environment (note that experience as a Principal of a school is not required)
Experience working to develop other adults
An innovative and creative outlook, comfort with experimentation, comfort pushing against the status-quo
Comfort with the ambiguity inherent in a start-up environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills

To apply, submit a CV and cover letter to email address below

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International candidates will be expected to make a two year commitment to the school, during which time they will train up a talented local leader to take over their position.

African School for Excellence (ASE) is a nonprofit organisation developing a unique concept: a self-sustaining network of elite independent secondary schools that anyone can afford with innovative classroom model which uses technology and peer teaching to leverage a few skilled teachers in an environment of high expectations and rapid feedback. ASE allows disadvantaged South African youth to become world-class scholars and leaders who will transform their communities.

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