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  • Date posted

    May 18, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Somerset West Western Cape


FROM TERM 4 2024 OR TERM 1 2025

Somerset House is a 76-year-old school situated in the heart of Somerset West. It is home to 430 children and is viewed as being an innovative and exciting place to teach and learn. Space is given to staff to develop teaching methodologies which make sense and challenge the norm.


  • A suitable professional Foundation Phase Teaching qualification and appropriate educational experience.
  • An innovative, creative, child-centred and passionate approach to teaching and the broader life of the school.
  • Knowledge of a thinking approach to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Familiarity with Problem Based Learning and Project Based Learning models.
  • Knowledge and experience of focus group activities; differentiated Maths and Literacy programmes.
  • A thorough understanding of 21st Century educational skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and an ability to integrate IT into your teaching and learning effectively.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to collaborate with a dynamic team of committed teachers.
  • Sound organisational and communication skills.
  • Commitment to sport / extra-murals.
  • Proof of SACE registration.
  • Police, Sexual Offenders Register and Child Protection Act clearances.

To Apply:

Please complete the online form by following this link: Closing date: 2 June 2024

We will not process applications that are emailed to us. Somerset House reserves the right make an appointment prior to the closing date of this vacancy, should a suitable candidate be found. Submitting an application does not entitle the applicant to be called for an appointment. Failure to meet the pre-requisites of the advertised post will automatically disqualify applicants from consideration for the post. Should an applicant not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, it must be assumed that their application was not successful. POPI CLAUSE: Please note that submission of your information to Somerset House will be used solely for the purposes of recruitment of the above-mentioned vacancy, and all internal process associated with this application. This data could be used for statutory reporting and the submission of your application confirms your consent to this. Somerset House hereby confirms that we will ensure that your data is protected as per the POPI Act.

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