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Bachelor’s degree in ECD, or a related discipline.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Your Role 

We are searching for a reliable, trustworthy, and innovative CBC Teacher (Facilitator) to join our school. The CBC Teacher’s responsibilities will include supporting his/her students’ progress academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared environment, which challenges each child to reach his/her full potential, in accordance with Core Competencies for Basic Education. You should be able to create a nurturing, stimulating learning environment where every child feels included and communicate with parents as required. To be successful you should be a lifelong learner who inspires a love for learning in your students. Outstanding candidates are able to embrace creativity and independence. 


Your Responsibilities 

Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the teacher will report to the head teacher and have the following responsibilities: 

• Carefully and actively monitor the welfare and holistic development of every child in your care, following appropriate policies and procedures to ensure their physical and emotional safety at all times 

• Observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing children while they learn in various environments including classrooms and outdoor activities. 

• Developing lesson plans, independent learning exercises, curricula, and methods that cater to the needs of the individual child. 

• Participate in professional activities designated by the head teacher or head of school, which may include workshops, insets, meetings, assessment, reporting to parents, planning and other professional pursuits. 

• Creating and maintaining a safe, clean, stimulating learning environment where all children feel safe and valued. 

• Establishing rapport and building relationships with students based on trust. 

• Setting an excellent example for students and instilling good values in them like honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love, and kindness. 

• Monitoring and assessing student progress and writing up assessment portfolio and rubrics. 

• Ensuring classroom supplies and equipment are available and in working condition. 

• Participating in school activities and accompanying students on field trips. 

• Interviewing and assisting with the orientation and training of all new teachers. 

• Updating records on the school database and handling various administrative tasks. 

 


About You 

The successful candidate will excel at operating in a creative, diverse and fluid environment. Your qualifications include the following:  

•        Bachelor’s degree in ECD, or a related discipline.  

•       Diploma in ECD

•        TSC registered

•        Good teaching experience

•        Additional courses or training in Education would be advantageous.

•        Passionate about alternative education.

•        An ability to teach groups of children of varying ages, needs, and abilities.

•        Patience and excellent observational, communication, and diagnostic skills.

•        The ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure, and treat everyone with love and respect.

•        Excellent planning and organizational skills.

•        A lifelong learner who can be a good role model for children.

 

This job description will be subject to regular review.


About Us

Gates and Bridges Academy is a teacher-led, parent-powered Montessori and Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) school. Located in Kileleshwa area in Nairobi, Kenya, Gates and Bridges Academy offers the Montessori academic program in Kindergarten Daycare & Play group (Ages 1.5 to 3 Years), Preschool (Ages 4 to 6 Years), and CBC system of education Grades 1 to 3 (Ages 6 to 8 Years).

Our classes hold a maximum of 14 students with each class having a lead teacher providing instruction across the curriculum as follows: -

·        Kindergarten

Mathematics, Language, Culture, Sensorial, and Practical Life.

·        Grades 1 to 3

English Activities, Kiswahili Language Activities, Mathematics Activities, Environmental Activities, Hygiene and Nutrition Activities, Religious Activities, Movement and Creative Activities, Pastoral Program of Instruction, and a host of extracurricular Activities. Each child is handled individually with great attention to bring out their unique strengths and abilities.

 

Our classes hold a maximum of 15 students that allow for daily outdoor explorations in all seasons, connecting the child to their daily program of study. Children start each day with a morning circle for devotions. They enjoy language instruction, movement opportunities with instruction in a variety of activities such as soccer, dance, ballet, swimming, music instruments and languages (Chinese, French, Kiswahili, Spanish, and some vernaculars).  Field trips once a term add to their classwork with experiences such as a day at Zoo, or on the farm e.c.t. We also offer online immersive experiences when distance learning is required as well as homeschooling support. 


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