Head Teacher, Aga Khan Academy Junior School

Aga Khan Education Services

Job Summary

The Head Teacher will be responsible for the pedagogical and administrative management of Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Junior School, provision of high-quality education and support the school’s positioning as an IB World School of Excellence in Nairobi and as an integral part of the Academy.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

The position

The Head Teacher will be responsible for the pedagogical and administrative management of Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Junior School, provision of high-quality education and support the school’s positioning as an IB World School of Excellence in Nairobi and as an integral part of the Academy.

S/he will drive the academic and extra-curricular programmes of the school, provide leadership for the students and staff, monitor performance against targets and quality indicators, and oversee day-to-day operations of the school.
 

Key responsibilities
  • In consultation with the AKES,K Leadership team, develop annual objectives, school development plan, and quality indicators that ensure delivery of a relevant, high-quality education
  • Monitor school, staff, and student performance conduct a school self-evaluation and provide senior leaders with regular reports on progress achieved against strategic and operational goals
  • Strengthen the implementation and continued performance and success of the IBO-PYP curriculum and monitor the PYP action plan, enabling AKJAN to become a model school in the implementation of this curriculum
  • Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to meet and maintain authorisation requirements for the IBO.  Where required, ensure plans for CIS accreditation are developed, tracked and target dates met
  • Ensure systems are in place for tracking individual students and their progress through the school year and through the school, identify areas where students need additional support to ensure “no child is left behind”
  • Build a high-performance team, committed to achieving the vision of the school
  • Manage the budget, resources and assets of the school, and ensure that all school funds are appropriately allocated and administered as specified in the school’s financial plan

The requirements

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education/ a post-graduate degree in Education from an accredited university, with qualifications in IB Primary Years Programme Teaching and Teacher Service Commission registration
  • At least five years’ experience in international curriculum schools, including experience in the International Baccalaureate system and at least two years as head of a primary school
  • Good understanding of, and experience in curriculum management, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Understanding of 21st century education practices, strategies for raising students’ achievement and effective frameworks for school improvement planning and self-evaluation
  • Experience in the developing world and in Africa will be highly desirable

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