Open-Role Resident Humanities Teachers at Nova Academies in Nairobi, Kenya

Open-Role Resident Humanities Teachers

Are you looking for an extraordinary school where the learners are excited, inquisitive and have to be convinced to go home at the end of the day? Are you a Bachelor of Education-Humanities graduate with between 2-6+ years of experience looking to build your teaching experience in a world-class institution?

If you answered yes to these questions then you are a viable candidate to be a Resident Teacher at Nova Academies at our school opening in Nairobi in late 2017. We have a world leading teaching and learning approach that is inquiry based and student-centered and an apprenticeship model that brings your studies and ambitions to life.

About Nova Academies

One year ago we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable primary and secondary schools. We currently operate six schools—four in South Africa and two in Kenya—and gearing up for rapid growth (http://www.novaacademies.com) . Our venture is structured as a social enterprise to enable us to attract the investment that will be needed to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students in the next decade.

Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody: you are challenged every day and, as a result,
  • you grow more than at any other point in your life
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities because doing so helps us grow
  • We put our students before our team, and our team before ourselves
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning

About the Role

You will:

  • Teach Geography, English, Kiswahili, History and C.R.E
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence.
  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Meet up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are mapped to standards.
  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Attend weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
  • Head a club, house opportunity for students each term.
  • Provide feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made.
  • Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities.

Apply following this link

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews. If you do not hear from us within 8 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Updated: March 14, 2017 — 11:39 am