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Employer Hillcrest Secondary School
Location Kenya
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
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Closing date Applications are closed


Hillcrest International Schools is a leading British Curriculum School located in Nairobi, Kenya, with an established status in the region’s educational sphere. It comprises three schools; Hillcrest Early Years, Hillcrest Preparatory and Hillcrest Secondary. More information about the school is available on our website at

We are seeking to fill the full-time position of Deputy Head Teacher Student Welfare and Inclusion in the Secondary School for the 2017-2018 Academic year

Role Summary: The Deputy Head Teacher Student Welfare and Inclusion is a Member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with responsibility for the management and leadership of Student Inclusion and Welfare at Hillcrest. This position reports to the Head Teacher.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  1. Strategic leadership of all aspects of inclusion, including working with the Special Educational and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), to ensure that the School’s inclusion strategy is effective in maximising the progress of vulnerable students (SEND, EAL, etc.).
  2. Leadership on attendance and reporting matters by being responsible for the production and evaluation of attendance and punctuality data to identify groups of students with attendance concerns. Lead in the development of consistent systems for monitoring student attendance, recognising good attendance and
    identifying individual students with attendance concerns, including persistent absence.
  3. Leadership of student welfare issues, including responsibilities, as the School’s designated Child Protection Officer, for implanting and promoting the safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures within the School.
  4. As a members of the Senior Leadership Team, act as a role model in the dissemination and practice of school policy, in keeping with the ethos of the School.
  5. Participate in formulating the aims and objectives of the School, monitoring and self-evaluation procedures, planning, organising, developing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the School Improvement Plan and providing leadership to team.

Person Specifications:

1. Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
2. A degree or equivalent qualification
3. Senior leadership experience with evidence of making significant whole school improvement in pupil outcomes.
4. A track record of successful pastoral leadership experience.
5. Knowledge and experience of strategies for raising achievement of all students
6. Understanding of effective Learning, Teaching & Assessment strategies
7. Evidence of the ability to use data to drive improvement/performance
8. Knowledge and experience of delivering outstanding welfare and wellbeing systems for pupils.
9. Caring and committed professional who has the highest expectations of all students.
10. Clear understanding of and dealing effectively with child safeguarding issues.

To Apply:

Send an application letter detailing your relevant experience and teaching philosophy together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae including names and contacts of three referees to no later than 21 December 2016. This position offers a competitive remuneration package.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hillcrest International Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students; Successful candidates will be subjected to thorough screening to ascertain suitability to work with children.

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About the employer

First established in 1965, Hillcrest School is a co-educational independent international school located in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. It was founded with the intention of providing a high-quality international education to both local residents a...

Information about Hillcrest Secondary School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 13 - 18 years

Locations and contacts

P.O. Box 24819
Nairobi 00502