Ubuntu School Foundation Phase Teacher


Job Description: Ubuntu School Foundation Phase Teacher

Location: Gqberha, South Africa

Designation: Full-Time Staff Member (Contracted)

The Ubuntu School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

Who We Are

The Ubuntu School offers students an exceptional education and a transformational pathway out of poverty. Our team instills confidence, creative expression, character growth, and social skills through a flexible, evolving, and child-driven learning model. Through a nurturing environment, high-quality instruction, and world-class wraparound support, we provide everything South Africa's most vulnerable children need to thrive.

Position Overview:

The Ubuntu School is looking for an energetic, creative, and innovative full-time Foundation Phase Teacher. This person needs to have a deep understanding and commitment to progressive education and be able to dive into a new curriculum that they may be unfamiliar with.


  • Work with co-teacher to create and foster a culture where all students can achieve at high levels

  • Implement an inquiry based curriculum through backwards lesson planning and follow school-wide protocols for developing and documenting syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and rubrics

  • Actively participate in all meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute

  • Track, monitor, and assume responsibility for academic progress of students

  • Analyze assessment data to inform instruction and planning

  • Set and maintain high expectations by building meaningful relationships

  • Work with Student Care Team to create individual behavior plans for students, as needed

  • Build a warm and inclusive classroom environment and abide by school-wide practices for classroom management and individual behavior plans

  • Work with grade team to analyze data, revise practices, norm on team-wide initiatives, and discuss individual scholars with a solutions-oriented mindset

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and regularly communicate scholars’ progress towards goals and with families


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or relevant experience

  • Experience with phonics and literacy curriculums

  • At least two years of teaching experience with record of improving student achievement preferred

  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families and community

  • Desire and ability to receive and implement feedback

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences (including colleagues, students, families)

  • A commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students

  • A strong belief in the mission and values of Ubuntu

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to apply@ubuntupathways.org with the name of the position you are applying for, and your name in the subject. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.

Ubuntu offers competitive salaries and a low student-teacher ratio. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Ubuntu Pathways practices a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, age or gender. As an organization, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.