SPARK Schools Vacancies – High School Principal

Website Spark Schools

Job Description:

The Principal drives student achievement by leading a team of excellent staff to prepare SPARK scholars for university and beyond. The Principal sets a rigorous vision for student achievement and implements strategic steps to lead staff, families, students, and the greater community to fulfill that vision. The Principal collaborates with the Assistant Principal(s) and Operations and Blended Learning Manager to uphold high expectations for school culture, student achievement, and professional development

Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a high-­achieving work environment where staff feel genuinely valued and supported.
  • Conduct termly evaluations of SPARK staff to nurture their professional growth and leadership capacities.
  • Implement a highly rigorous and engaging instructional program that promotes content mastery, creative problem solving, and character development, which is consistent with SPARK Schools’ mission and vision.
  • Create and maintain a school culture that values high achievement, strong character, and a love for learning.
  • Use quantitative (assessment) and qualitative (anecdotal) data to drive decision-­making and instruction at the school.
  • Build relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including parents, families, greater community, and Department of Basic Education, and leverage these relationships to increase student achievement:
  • Promote a culture of self-reflection and continual improvement of effectiveness in staff:
  • Set ambitious goals, academically and otherwise, and holds staff and students accountable for achieving those results.
  • Manage behaviour policy, student behaviour and oversee the implementation of individualised plans for students who repeatedly do not meet SPARK Schools’ behavioural expectations.

Job Requirements:

  • Self­ Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
  • Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
  • Grit: Persistence through challenges.
  • Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience and practice with labour laws
  • Experience and practice with Umalusi accreditation and National Senior Certificate examination administration
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • At least 3-4 years of excellent classroom instruction including Grade 12 teaching experience
  • Honours or a Masters qualification advantageous
  • SACE registration
  • At least two years in high school leadership
  • Completed B.Ed or PGCE degree (SP & FET)
  • English language fluency

Job Details:

Company: Spark Schools

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Randburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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