Oyana School

Lead Teacher - Primary School

Oyana School

Research, Teaching & Training

Education KSh 45,000 - 60,000 Negotiable
1 month ago

Job Summary

Oyana School is seeking a dynamic and engaging classroom teacher to join our primary school program. Applicants should be exemplary classroom leaders, communicators, and collaborators with the drive to inspire children to a lifelong love of learning.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Directors, your responsibilities as Upper Primary Teacher include:


Curriculum:

  • Provides a balance between child‐initiated and teacher‐initiated activities.
  • Implements the school’s chosen curricula and activities to meet academic standards and individual learning goals of students. 
  • Provides developmentally appropriate and integrated lesson plans that meets the needs of individual children. 
  • Plans and implements culturally diverse experiences that support families. 
  • Maintains and turns in written curriculum plans to Director’s. 
  • Eats meals with children and assists in development of good nutrition habits and socialization skills. 
  • Participating in collaborative curriculum development, school-wide functions, events, and trips.
  • Is accountable for students’ mastery of academic concepts/skills.
  • Assists children in establishing good habits of toileting and personal hygiene. 


Assessment: 

  • Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an on‐going basis.
  • Involves classroom team in formal observations and assessments.
  • Uses assessment data to inform instructional practices and plan curricula.
  • Meets with individual parents as required on matters involving child or School policies.
  • Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic learning goals.


Specific Duties:

  • Assists in planning and attending special programs and activities related to the school. 
  • Attends and engages in staff and parent meetings, including Parent/Teacher conferences. 
  • Attends and engages in ongoing professional development to improve personal and professional skills. 
  • Attends mandatory school events and staff meetings.
  • Keeps current with all credentials and degrees in accordance with all accrediting and regulatory bodies. 


Learning Areas:

  • Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques. 
  • Communicates with children on their developmental level.
  • Establishes routines with smooth transition periods. 
  • Encourages children to be independent. 
  • Designs appropriate room arrangement to support goals of the program. 
  • Maintains a safe & healthy environment and notifies the administration of maintenance issues. 
  • Maintains classroom inventory and assists in the purchase of equipment and supplies in accordance with classroom budget.
  • Providing consistent rewards/consequences for student behavior.  
  • Ensures student work is neatly organized and displayed in a respectful and engaging way in the classroom.


About Us

Oyana School is a small community-based school in Loresho that is growing from a kindergarten into a full primary school. Oyana’s innovative program focuses on developing foundational social and academic skills, creative problem-solving, and community-building. We are dedicated to providing individualized, differentiated education that meets every child’s needs for physical, mental, social, and emotional development. Our non-traditional classrooms feature age integration, bilingual (English and Kiswahili) instruction, and a focus on an adaptable, inclusive, and primarily outdoor learning environment. We provide employee benefits including health insurance, daily lunch and a variety of professional development opportunities.

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