I am a South African, qualified Foundation Phase teacher with thirteen years of teaching experience in various grades, including Grades 1, 2, 3, and Reception. I have taught both the South African CAPS and the English National Curriculum, specifically Key Stage 1 – Year 2. I am confident in my ability . . .
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Bachelors in Education (Foundation Phase)
4 year Foundation Phase Bachelor in Education degree
High School Diploma
High School diploma – obtained my Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with Matriculation Exemption
Work & Experience
Grade R Teacher
I am currently the teacher of the Grade R English class at Melkbosstrand Private School. MPS is a private school that has around 500 learners. I am also a member of the School Management Team. My main duties are: • I am the teacher in charge of the Grade R English class • I assess each child and supply a written quarterly report for each child • I am responsible for the preparation for each theme as well as all creative arts and theme-related discussions • I did online teaching in 2020, during Covid-19 Lockdown from April – December and was responsible for creating my own home programme and online resources for my Zoom lessons • Supervising a teacher assistant • Monitoring each child’s development and referring them for other interventions and therapies in the form of speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy etc. where necessary • Placing learners on a Learner Support Programme, where extra support and intervention is needed in specific areas of development • Creating the Learner Support Programme for specific learners • Making sure the classroom develops the child holistically Positions of responsibility: School Management Team My duties on the SMT include: Head of LSP (Learner Support)– My role as head of Learner Support includes supervising teachers in their planning and recommendations, as well as offering support with parent meetings and liaising with specialist therapists, such as speech and occupational therapists and educational psychologists, as well as keeping track of learners’ development and progress in specific areas. Overseeing the maintenance of the school – liaising with School Maintenance Manager Assisting my principal in daily operational procedures Curriculum writing and planning Participating in the interview process and training for new staff and educators
Key Stage 1 - Year 2 Teacher – British Curriculum
I was the class teacher of one of three Year 2 classes. My duties included the following: • I was responsible for teaching all Core and most of the Foundation subjects • I assessed each child, using both formative and summative assessment • I did SATs with my class • I supplied quarterly written progress reports for each child • I worked with two children in my class, whose first language was not English and adapted my teaching methods to accommodate them in the English classroom environment. Reason for leaving: Resigned to take up new business opportunity (Junior Jive Music and Movement Programme.
Foundation Phase Teacher - Grades 2 and 3
I was a Foundation Phase teacher and taught Grades 2 and 3 during my four years at St George's Grammar School. St George’s Grammar School is an inclusive school, where each class consists of learners with varying learning abilities. I taught a student with Down Syndrome in my class. He had a facilitator with him and I was in charge of drawing up his Individual Education Plan, in correspondence with his Education therapists. My duties included the following: • I was responsible for teaching all subjects (Literacy, Numeracy, and Lifeskills) to my Grade 2 and 3 classes. • I assessed each child, using both formative and summative assessment • I supplied quarterly written progress reports for each child • I monitored each child's academic progress closely and made recommendations for extra support where neccessary and liaised between parents and therapists. I was involved in the school's Extra-Curricular programme, coaching swimming and hockey, which involved attending matches and galas after school hours and on weekends. Positions of responsibility: Grade 3 Head Head of Swimming in Prep School Reason for leaving: I resigned, as we moved to a different suburb, far from the school.
Foundation Phase Teacher - Grade 1 (Temporary Maternity Contract of 4 months)
This was a temporary maternity leave contract as a Foundation Phase Teacher – Grade 1 Reason for leaving: Maternity leave (contract) post for 4 months I did my Final Year Teach Practise at SACS and they offered me the Maternity contract for the following year. My duties included the following: • I was responsible for teaching all subjects (Literacy, Numeracy, and Lifeskills) to my Grade 1 class • I assessed each child, using formative, continuous assessment • I supplied a First Quarterl written progress report for each child • I was involved in the school's Extra-Curricular programme, coaching mini cricket and mini rugby, which involved attending matches on weekends.