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Advertised By:Private
Job Type:Full-Time
Employment Equity:EE/AA

Primary School Seeking a Driven Lead Teacher

*Recently qualified candidates are encouraged to apply

SALARY: R10,000-R15,000

ABOUT: Kgololo Academy is a private university preparatory school proudly serving scholars in the historic Alexandra Township. We place all scholars on the path to university with a dual focus on academics and character.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Kgololo Academy Lead Teachers play a fundamental role in crafting an intellectually stimulating learning environment for primary school scholars.

Outlined below are the qualifications and expertise for the position:

  • Teaching Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Foundation Phase

  • All coursework completed

  • Commitment to work from 7:15-15:45 with two meeting held after working hours until 16:30 each week

  • Commitment to work additional hours in order to support the Kgololo Mission

  • Strong commitment to the community of Alexandra

  • Ability to work under intense pressure

  • Track record of resiliency in the face of obstacles

  • Oral and written fluency in English required

  • Oral and written fluency in isiZulu (preferred)

  • Commitment to creating weekly detailed lesson plans

  • Commitment to doing WHATEVER it takes to help kids succeed.


  • Work with a team in a dual language literacy programme that promotes English and Zulu biliteracy and bilingualism

  • Assess individual student’s progress and learning needs; demonstrate a relentless focus on helping students achieve

  • Communicate students’ progress toward realising academic and character development goals with families on a weekly basis

  • Develops, weekly plans, and implements age appropriate curriculum (lesson plan) to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care

  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.

  • Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents.

  • Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.

  • Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests.

  • Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children.

  • Ensures that the Teaching Associate is kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program.

  • Participate in internal and external professional development opportunities in order to remain abreast of best practices in education.

  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of one’s students


  • Medical Aid

  • Ongoing Performance Development Training

  • Laptop to use for preparing lessons

  • 50% Tuition discount for biological child/adopted child at Kgololo Academy

  • 9 weeks of paid leave (over the holidays)

  • Support of a Teaching Assistant who will assist with day to day activities in the class

  • Healthy breakfast and lunch prepared at the school cafeteria

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