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Deputy Head Teacher


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1 month ago

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The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, Kenya) operates 5 schools in various cities in Kenya and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both national and international curricula. It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi (AKA, Nairobi) is an IB continuum school in Kenya authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB) from Early Years through to Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). With over 1000 students, AKA, Nairobi is a multi-cultural school with a variety of nationalities represented in our student and teaching faculty.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Junior School has an opening for the position of DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER

Role Summary
The Deputy Headteacher will be a cornerstone in advancing the mission of the Academy, supporting the Headteacher in the leadership and effective management of the school, ensuring the seamless delivery of the International Baccalaureate PYP curriculum.

Key Responsibilities:

In liaison with the Headteacher, develop curriculum statements and practice consistent with the requirements of the IB PYP and ensure the effective implementation of the IB PYP curriculum Provide mentorship and support to teaching staff, conducting regular observations and feedback sessions Facilitate curriculum development sessions, ensuring alignment with IB standards and practices Support committees of faculty and parents that function to improve the learning and social environment of the school for the students Assisting in annual teacher evaluations/appraisals, assisting in providing guidance to faculty and students, and encouraging a positive climate in the school Arrange for substitution and supervision of classes where a teacher is absent Assisting in the programming of calendar events, new staff orientation, transition schedule and processes Co-ordinate the assessment and reporting methods Draw up the roster for teachers on weekly duty Provide an energetic and active lead in the continuing improvement of standards of teaching and learning Coordinate and monitor the extra activities in the school In conjunction with the Headteacher, organise Parent Teacher Interviews, Student-led conferences and opportunities for parents to visit the school Ensure that staff members are made aware of IB PYP professional development opportunities and liaise with the IBO to coordinate both internal and external professional development activities Make recommendations regarding internal and external training opportunities Assist in induction of new students Develop and manage the PSE programme Facilitate child protection training of new staff and coordination of whole school staff in child protection Make recommendations for the purchase of suitable teaching and learning resources to support the implementation of IB PYP

The requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor of Education degree Masters degree would be an added advantage 5 years of experience in a supervisory position in an educational institution (IB preferred) Proven consistency in class work performance Should have knowledge of the IB PYP curriculum

For more details on the position and the application process, please visit

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2024.


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