Deputy Head of Academics, Kenya

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MPESA Foundation AcademyKenya

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Start date: 01/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Key responsibilities

1. Quality Assurance and Academic Performance

  • To be a proactive and productive member of staff, working co-operatively and altruistically to support the work, aims, and vision of the Academy
  • To oversee the management of termly CATs and end of year examinations
  • To oversee the termly and annual data analysis of student academic performance 
  • To oversee the Personalised Learning Programs and other intervention programs within the Faculty
  • Development and management of a Special Educational Needs program
  • Manage termly quality assurance of teaching and learning
  • Line Management of Heads of Subject 

2. Teaching and Learning

  • Take responsibility for lesson attendance of all members of the faculty to ensure quality teaching and learning
  • Take responsibility for collaborating with KICD/ TSC/ KNEC/ Ministry of Education to ensure the quality and relevance of the curriculum. 
  • Along with the Head of Academics, lead the Heads of Department meetings and any other relevant meeting or committee designed to improve the quality of the curriculum and/or teaching and learning. 
  • Maintain an up‐to‐date knowledge and understanding of current legislation, examination specifications and classroom best practices in order to advise the Head of Academics, SLT and relevant Board committees on the Academy’s academic policies and procedures. 
  • Be responsible, as directed by Head of Academics, for maintaining, reviewing and updating the academic/curriculum documentation ensuring that the school is fully prepared for any ministry of education inspection relating to his/her areas of responsibility. 

3.Management of student issues:

  • To be a member of the Discipline Committee and manage student behaviour in accordance with the relevant policies and regulations
  • Management and Administration
  • Work with other relevant Deputy Heads, Senior Teachers and the Head of Academics to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of Faculty
  • Work with the timetable coordinator, to manage cover lessons.
  • Share the assembly rota with members of SLT
  • Organise, attend and support all parents’ consultations and other academic events
  • Manage production of academic transcripts
  • Any other reasonable tasks required by Head of Academics and associated with the role of Deputy Head Academics
  • Lead self-evaluation process for monitoring, evaluation and review
  • Oversight of attendance and punctuality, including compilation of whole school statistical data
  • Convey a positive “can do” attitude, motivate and inspire staff and present a positive ‘united front’ to secure successful outcomes of school initiatives
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships / communication with educationalists, parents/guardians, Local communities and Ministry of education.

4. Staff Development and INSET

  • In collaboration with the DTL, HoA and Human Resource department, to play a key role in the planning, leading, monitoring and reviewing Professional Training Days, Staff INSET and professional development of faculty staff.
  • In collaboration with the HoA, to manage the Performance Management process for all faculty staff 
  • Shared responsibility for induction and in-service arrangements for current and new teachers

5. School Management Team: 

  • Contribute as a key player to the Academy's management team in its planning, implementation, monitoring and review of strategic and operational plans, liaising with other managers as appropriate, taking the lead for taught programmes.
  • Monitor Faculty HR issues

6. Recruitment of Teachers and Admissions of students: 

  • Work closely with the DTL, HoA and Human resource department in recruitment of teachers 
  • Contribute to admissions process for students

Academics and professional Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent, a Master degree in Education is an added advantage;
  • MUST be a registered Teacher
  • At least 5 years of prior teaching experience with demonstrated high-progress student outcomes in relevant subjects and evaluations;
  • Technology proficiency and knowledge of digital learning;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible and agile problem solvers;
  • Comfortable with a Socratic style, where raising questions is more important than giving answers;
  • Energised by different cultures, languages, and learning styles
  • Committed to their own personal journey and growth; and
  • Experience with co-curricular youth entrepreneurship and/or leadership programs.

More about MPESA Foundation Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Address: Mang'u Road, Thika, 01000, Kenya. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +254 703 200 000
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Established on a modern campus of 75 acres 45 kilometers outside of Nairobi, the M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, co-educational and residential High school offering the Kenyan National Curriculum. Driven by leadership, e...