TEACHER INTERNSHIPS FOR FOURTH YEAR EDUCATION
OFFERING TEACHER INTERNSHIPS FOR FOURTH YEAR EDUCATION DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS (EE only)
Join us on a journey towards excellence!
Are you studying education via a distance university? Are you in your fourth year of your studies in 2020? Do you want to become a teacher who will 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 in their journey to become excellent.
At Acorn Education we pride ourselves on capacitating and developing school and classroom leaders. When professional development is done right, teachers feel enthused and learners in our classes achieve more. We are currently recruiting for Teacher Internships for our schools.
So, what is a Teacher Intern? A Teacher Intern is a fourth year distance learning education student working in an Acorn Education school four days a week. The position is school based and Teacher Interns are assigned to specific classes with a Mentor Teacher. Teacher Interns are required to support their Mentor Teacher in the lesson planning, preparation and actual delivery of the lessons. Together with your fellow Teacher Interns and under the direction of the Mentor Teacher, you will support teachers to close the achievement gap of our learners. Together with your Mentor Teacher, you will focus on implementing practical strategies for engaging learners and improving their learning. All Teacher Interns will receive ongoing professional development, mentoring and instructional coaching in this role. Teacher Interns will be required to dedicate one full day per week to their studies and support will be provided by the Programme Manager where reasonably possible.
At the end of the internship programme and once qualified and having met employment requirements, you will have the opportunity to interview and possibly be employed as an educator in our affiliated no-fee schools.
Non-bursary holding Teacher Interns’ 2020 student fees for the fourth year (April – December 2020) will be covered by this programme and all Teacher Interns will receive a monthly stipend during their internship to cover travel costs etc.
At Acorn Education, we aim to transform the lives of our learners and we do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.
|Agile||Our agility allows us to adapt and respond to what is most important at a specific time to achieve our mission.|
|‘Can do’||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.|
|Optimistic||We believe that a grateful mindset leads to an optimistic and favourable view of life.|
|Resilient||Our journey will not be an easy one. We are committed to persevere despite challenges that may arise.|
|Nurture||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 school, but it is anticipated that you will be able to:
- To assist the Mentor Teacher in class with differentiation, group work and contribute to the overall quality of teaching and learning
- Be open to being coached one on one by a teacher coach in order to develop your professional instructional teaching skills and gain practical on the job experience
- Attend professional development workshops and actively implement new techniques shared during these workshops in class
- Support the Mentor Teacher through general classroom management and behaviour under the guidance of your Mentor Teacher
- Support learners with barriers with learner intervention programmes- such as group reading – under the guidance of your Mentor Teacher
- Successfully complete your education studies in the minimum allocated timeframe
- Support the implementation of a Systemic Test preparation programme
- Contribute to the development of a strong positive school culture and implement innovative learner-centred programmes
- To be a role-model for learners in our schools.
Necessary qualification criteria
- In 2020 must be in your fourth year of a B.Ed degree at distance university e.g. UNISA
- Must be BEE
- Be fluent in English and Afrikaans
- Must not have a criminal record- background checks will be conducted
- Must cover the costs of transport to and from school
- Must not be in arrears with your student fees
- Must live in Cape Town and surrounding areas
- Must be passionate about working in no-fee schools and providing a high quality education to transform the lives of our learners
- Excellent time management skills and an ability to multi-task and prioritise work
- Be computer literate and MS Office proficient
- Exhibit a genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every learner
- Be open to innovative ideas and deviating from the status quo
- Intend to follow a career of teaching within no-fee schools
To apply interested candidates should e-mail the following to [email protected]:
- Updated curriculum vitae
- A motivation letter which also states which phase you are interested in
Please specify “Teacher Intern” in the subject title of your email application.
Closing date: 29 February 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.