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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have prior experience in enquiry-based learning?
No. Most of the teachers who join us come from more traditional educational backgrounds so we provide rigorous training to make sure you are equipped and prepared to deliver amazing enquiry-based lessons.
What is the difference between an Anchor Teacher and Apprentice Teacher?
At Nova Pioneer we have Anchor Teachers and Apprentice Teachers.
There are different levels of Anchor Teachers: Resident Teacher, Senior Resident Teacher, Lead Teacher and Master Teacher. Anchor teachers are qualified teachers who are able to lead classrooms and have strong content knowledge relevant to what they teach.
- At Nova Pioneer Kenya, an Apprentice Teacher is someone who is fully qualified but has less teaching experience or less experience with our teaching model and in whom we provide additional investment to become an anchor teacher in a year.
- At Nova Pioneer South Africa, an Apprentice Teacher is someone who is not yet qualified and is still pursuing a teaching degree or qualification. Apprentices who do well at Nova Pioneer are our first source of candidates for open Anchor teacher positions once they become qualified teachers.
Apprentice teachers provide support in the classroom and receive more and more responsibility in leading parts of the classroom experience as they grow. They are expected to fully contribute and invest in their own teaching mastery.
What qualifications do I need to be an Anchor Teacher?
To teach as an Anchor teacher at Nova Pioneer you need a teacher’s qualification and must be SACE registered (South Africa) / TSC registered (Kenya).
How many terms does Nova Pioneer have?
At Nova Pioneer we follow a three term system.
How do I apply to become a teacher at Nova Pioneer?
You can find all of our teaching positions here on our job page.
Do I create my own lessons as a teacher?
We have a Learning Design team whose job it is to create best practice, tried and tested, enquiry-based lessons that you can make your own. This frees you up to do what you do best – teaching and facilitating learning.