Acorn Education: Instructional Coach

Acorn Education
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Acorn Education is a newly established not for profit company specifically set-up to be a School Operating Partner as part of Collaboration Schools Pilot Programme. Acorn Educate strives to be a school operating partner based on the following principles:

  • A lean but highly scalable organisation based on solid business principles
  • Executing effectively with a team of mission aligned education and operation specialists while effectively leveraging strategic partnerships
  • Continuously seeking innovative solutions to complex education challenges

Acorn Education seeks to appoint an Instructional Coach, to be based in Western Cape.

  • Eerste River
  • Duranville

Start date: As soon as possible 

The purpose of the position is to support teachers to close the achievement gap of our learners with innovative interventions and programmes. Bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers. Work one-on-one and in small groups with teachers, providing guidance, training, and other resources as needed. Instructional coaching involves two people: the classroom teacher and the coach. Together, they focus on practical strategies for engaging learners and improving their learning. Coaches also are often responsible for providing or arranging professional development activities for all teachers in a school.


  • Support the planning and delivery of our teacher professional development programme
  • Observe, provide feedback and support teachers, heads of department and subject heads
  • Develop and / or improve systems that ensure effective lesson planning and execution
  • Embed a culture of teacher development in the schools


  • Qualified Primary or High School Teacher (SACE registered)
  • Minimum of five to six years of teaching experience in a Primary or High School
  • Departmental Head or Grade Head experience would be beneficial
  • Must be a South African national or possess a permanent resident permit
  • Must be fluent in both English and Afrikaans
  • Must have own transport
  • Experience teaching learners of various abilities and ensuring every learner grows
  • Experience effectively teaching learners in classrooms of more than 30 learners per class
  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

To apply, submit an updated CV to

Only AA / EE candidates will be considered.

No chance-takers

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