Upper Elementary Teacher

Basic Salary: R25,000 – R30,000 TCTC (Depending on experience)
Location: ZA, Western Cape, Cape Town – Oranjezicht
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract with possibility of permanency 

Starting Date: 01 January 2023

We are seeking a proven and energetic educator who loves tackling new challenges by thinking out of the box to fill a position in our Upper Elementary phase (9-12). 

This Senior Teacher role is primarily responsible for ensuring that they deliver high-quality educational experiences while contributing to enhancing the curriculum for our Elementary Program. 

While this role is not a people-management role, this role is responsible for collaborating with a team of teachers while working in partnership with them; and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of a quality program and student experience. The individual should be detail oriented, well organised, and familiar with online learning management systems and data management. Passions for science, biology, green issues, technology and engineering is a bonus as this individual will be helping students learn and succeed in all of these areas. 


The ideal candidate should have a positive personality aligned with Montessori philosophy and principles and a growth mindset, excellent interpersonal skills, and an unbridled passion for – and commitment to – changing the world (yes, the world) through high-quality education.

Student experience:

  • Develop a variety of teaching and instructional resources for individuals and groups of students.

  • Create, capture and conduct lesson plans for the Upper Elementary Program.

  • Monitor their academic performance of the students, using data and metrics aligned with the outcomes of the lesson plans and assessments that are in line with Montessori standards.

  • Monitor at-risk students and the effectiveness of planned interventions and employ bespoke remediation strategies to enable student academic progress.

  • Work with class teachers to foster and monitor the social-emotional development of each student.

  • Review holistic performance of students on a regular basis.

  • Facilitate and participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, clubs and student organisations.

  • Coordinate and facilitate excursions, experiments, speakers etc. 

  • Supplement the learning path with additional resources that support the teachers and students.


Community of practise:

  • Engage in lesson observations with fellow teachers and your HOD and Head of Education to maintain quality assurance of instruction in line with Stepping Stones Teaching and Learning approach and to enable personal and peer improvement through feedback, coaching and mentorship.

  • Engage in regular professional development opportunities to further a deep knowledge and understanding of the Montessori philosophy.

  • Engage in advancing educational knowledge and practice to enable teachers to enhance their thinking, evidence-based decision making, and engagement in the professional community of educators within the Montessori community. 

Key requirements for the role:

  • 3-5 years teaching experience at primary school level, with either BEd or PGCE qualification.

  • Cambridge experience advantageous. 

  • Experience in curriculum building. 

  • Experience teaching international students would be advantageous. An international mindset is highly recommended due to the global audience of students that will form part of the school community. The ability to engage with students from various backgrounds and cultures is key to a successful teaching experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively working with young people to promote their individual academic potential.

  • Adept in a technological environment.

  • Operationally savvy.

  • Professional proficiency in English.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent administrative and reporting skills.

  • Must be comfortable working independently.

  • Valid South African Police clearance required.

  • SACE registration or eligible to apply for SACE.

  • Sexual Offenders Affidavit required.

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Obsessed with making a lasting, positive impact on a global student body.

  • The ability to elicit the best from teachers and students through excellent rapport, meaningful engagement and sincere commitment to their success.

  • Ability to engage with students from diverse environments, cultures and communities.

  • Knowledge and passion for the subject area.

  • Inclusive and dedicated to developing all students.

  • Must be able to take initiative as well as self-audit.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Strong organisational skills and flexibility.

  • An ‘excellence’ mindset.

If you are passionate about the Montessori philosophy and looking to take the next step in your career or seeking a new challenge, please submit your comprehensive CV with contactable references to

Closing date:  4 November 2022.