REPORTING LINE: Executive Head
CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
SCHOOL PHASE: College
COMMENCEMENT DATE: 01 February 2020
Inspired is a leading global premium schools group educating over 38,000 students across an international network of over 50 schools on 5 continents. A definitive statement of excellence in private education, Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18. Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curriculuma, and creating a more dynamic, relevant and powerful model reflecting current attitudes. We nurture the unique individuality, talent and self-assurance of each student, equipping them to take on the world with the skills and confidence to ensure success.
Inspired was founded by Nadim M Nsouli and has grown by acquisitions and greenfield development of new schools. Inspired has offices in London, Johannesburg, Sydney and Bogota.
Safeguarding our Students
Reddford House is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a background check.
Position Summary and Duties
To adopt a holistic view to students in their care, promoting the general progress and well-being of individuals and of any class or group assigned to them.
To create a positive learning environment and motivate students to achieve their full potential.
Strategic contribution of this position
Providing quality education that enhances the Inspired brand
Providing opportunities to staff to attain their career goals Academics and Teaching
As part of the teaching team, plan, prepare and present interesting, exciting lessons that:
Build on concepts that students have learnt earlier to link knowledge
Cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class
Allow for the progression for all students
Establish a teaching environment that is nurturing in nature and promotes learning
Take responsibility for evaluating teaching and professional improvement
Behave in a professional manner with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework of students
Evaluate, reflect on and refine their teaching practice
Arrive timeously for each lesson, teach for the full scheduled time; never leave classes unattended
Update inventory of resources for assigned class/subject/activity and manage assigned budget
Provide extra lessons when required for students who are struggling academically at no extra cost
Teach extra lessons to students when required on two afternoons per week
Adhere to all mandatory report deadlines
Produce documents of a high standard for students
Ensure that all videos/DVDs shown to students are appropriate for the age group concerned
Respond to emails and telephone messages from parents within 24 hours
Show loyalty to all aspects of Reddford House
Refrain from divulging confidential information relating to the School or its students to any unauthorised person at any time.
Maintain professional boundaries with parents and students alike, and always be professional in one’s conduct
Assist in the coaching and management of extra co-curricular activities at least twice a week
Provide academic support as and when required for 2 hours a week
Pastoral Care and Discipline
Be approachable and caring to students, parents and colleagues
Communicate accurately to relevant stakeholders
Promote and encourage in students a good value system, strong moral stance and courtesy
Be responsible and proactive with the implementation and maintenance of the students dress and discipline code
Campus / projects/ portfolios /meetings/ committee participation/ forums/ tasks/ teams/ other
Serve on committee structures as delegated and required by the school e.g. Employment Equity, Health and Safety etc.
Safeguard all equipment allocated to you, update inventory or resources for assigned class/ subject/activity and manage assigned budget
Attend all special occasions at the discretion of the relevant Head
This includes being available to attend school tours and outings
Working closely with IEB
Requirements of the role
Teaching Diploma or degree with postgraduate Teaching Diploma
Several years teaching experience in a similar role
Experience in exam setting and student evaluation
Ability to be a role model
Ability to reflect on own practice
Good planning, organising and reporting skills
Good communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
Good time management skills
Good interpersonal skills and strong team orientation
Willingness to serve
Ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders
Steps to Apply
Please send a copy of your resume to the email address below.
Your résumé will be reviewed and if you meet the criteria we will contact you for an interview.
Thank you for your application. If you do not receive a response from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.