Languages Position


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Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification(s) and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at

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Starting Date
Hiring Department
This Position Reports to
January 3, 2023
Head of Academics
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Job Purpose

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Minimum academic requirements & experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or Bachelor’s degree + PGCE with a specialisation in Languages.
  • At least a major qualification (third year) in English. A further qualification in one or more of the following will serve as an added advantage: Afrikaans, isiZulu and/or Sesotho.
  • A valid proof of SACE registration.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in teaching English Home Language from Grade 8 – 12.
  • Proven leadership and team management experience.
  • Knowledge of NCS/CAPS is essential.

Preferred Requirements

  • Honours degree in Curriculum Studies and/or Linguistics/Languages
  • A passion for reading and an extensive knowledge of classical and current literature.
  • A management/leadership qualification.
  • Experience of working within the IEB assessment framework.
  • Experience in teaching Further Studies English or Advance Programme English (AP English).
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Key responsibilities

  • Take a leading role in managing and coordinating the department.
  • Provide curriculum leadership for the department.
  • Represent the Academy on departmental professional committees and associations.
  • Liaise with the GDE District Office and Head Office Curriculum Specialists as well as with the IEB Subject Assessment Specialist and the allocated cluster group.
  • Ensure the implementation of GDE and IEB policies related to the department.
  • Manage all aspects of human resources in the department.
  • Approve departmental work plans.
  • Approve departmental professional development programmes.
  • Monitor the quality of teaching and learning in the department.
  • Take responsibility for implementing performance management in the department.
  • Approve departmental strategies for learner assessments.
  • Monitor learner performance in the department.
  • Draft and manage departmental budgets.
  • Approve the purchase of teaching and learning materials.
  • Execute all pastoral care, co-curricular and extra-curricular duties as required by the Academy.
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Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • A forward-thinking and innovative approach to the teaching of Language – both HL and FAL.
  • A passion for Languages.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken language.
  • A proven commitment to the furthering of the love of language in students.
  • An understanding of the dynamics affecting the development of South African languages.
  • A keen interest in the role of language in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • An ability to create a positive learning environment.
  • Preparedness to be part of the academic leadership and academic team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A demonstrated capacity to work effectively in teams.
  • A willingness to participate in the broader life of the Academy and to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.
  • A commitment to personal growth and the development of others.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and adhere to deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, organise and direct programmes.
  • Highly developed and effective administration skills and attention to detail.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Leadership and Management modelling skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve, think creatively, “think out of the box” and multi-task.
  • Highly effective time management skills.
  • Ability to incorporate the school’s values into daily teaching.
  • Total commitment to extra-mural activities of the school.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with subordinates, colleagues and learners.
  • Willingness to mentor a group of learners.
  • Proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent classroom and curriculum administration.
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism.
  • Willingness to mentor a group of learners.
  • Willingness to learn how to use and implement the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) in your teaching.
  • Act with the highest integrity and uphold the Academy’s standards and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and Accountability) at all times.
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Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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