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Job Summary

The Head Teacher will oversee the entire school, ensuring the seamless operation of both day and boarding sections. This role includes academic leadership, staff management, student welfare, and ensuring compliance with educational standards and regulations. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in managing similar institutions and a deep commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelors
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About the Client 

Our Client is a distinguished educational institution in Nairobi, Kenya, offering a comprehensive learning experience through its day and boarding facilities. The school encompasses a kindergarten, primary, and junior school, providing a nurturing environment for students from early childhood through to their formative years. 

Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement comprehensive academic programs and curricula for kindergarten, primary, and junior school levels.

    • Monitor and evaluate teaching methods and student performance across all levels.

    • Ensure the delivery of high-quality education and maintain academic standards.

    • Recruit, train, and supervise teaching and non-teaching staff for both day and boarding sections.    

    • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities.

    • Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment.

    • Oversee student discipline and ensure a safe and conducive learning environment in both day and boarding settings.

    • Promote holistic development of students, including extracurricular activities and counseling services.

    • Address student and parent concerns promptly and effectively.

    • Ensure the boarding facilities are well-managed and provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.

    • Oversee the welfare of boarding students, including their academic, social, and emotional well-being.

    • Coordinate with boarding staff to ensure high standards of care and supervision.

    • Manage the school's budget and resources efficiently.

    • Ensure compliance with educational policies, regulations, and health and safety standards

    • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of school facilities.

    • Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, the local community, and educational authorities.

    • Represent the school at meetings, conferences, and community events.

    • Promote the school’s vision, mission, and values.


Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field.

    • Must have an additional qualification with a diploma or higher in a management or relevant area

    • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in a leadership role in a day and boarding school setting  with a population of more than 800 learners.

    • Must have a P1 qualification 

    • Must have an additional qualification with a diploma or higher in a management or relevant area.  

    • Proven track record of academic leadership and school management.

    • Strong understanding of the Kenyan education system and curriculum International curriculum will be an added advantage

    • Experience managing a multi-level school (kindergarten, primary, and junior school).

    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

    • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents, and the community.

    • Commitment to continuous professional development and educational excellence.

Personal Attributes

    • Inspirational leader with a clear vision for school development.

    • Passionate about education and student development.

    • High level of integrity and professionalism.

    • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.

    • Adaptability and resilience in a dynamic educational environment

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