Head of Science - Prep School

St Andrew's School, TuriKenya

St Andrew's Prep School is seeking to appoint a Head of Science who will be responsible to the Deputy Head Academic for the provision of Science  throughout the Preparatory School, as well as contributing across all areas of school life. 

Their chief responsibility will be to provide the highest standards of Science with the aim of achieving excellent learning outcomes for each child through outstanding teaching and learning within the department.  The Head of Science will teach principally  in Years 7 & 8.   

This role would suit a current Head of Department looking for a new challenge and looking to develop their leadership skills.  Alternatively, the role might suit an exceptional individual with experience gained as a Teacher of Science who has a desire for greater challenge and responsibility.

St Andrew's Prep School is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute. 

A suitable candidate may also be offered one of the following responsibilities:  Girls Boarding Houseparent, Assistant Head Pastoral, and Equestrian Manager. 

Working at St Andrew's Prep School is an exciting and dynamic experience.  We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.

There are some things that are essential to working with us.  The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School's aims and Christian ethos.  They will have to have a good degree as well as a recognized teaching qualification, such as PGCE, and of course, the relevant experience.

Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and the pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient.

Experience of working in a Prep School, or in a boarding set up would be desirable, but not essential.  Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our children.

St Andrew's, Turi is one of the most prominent international schools in Kenya and has an outstanding reputation throughout Africa.  Founded as a Preparatory School for the children of expatriates in 1931, it has grown to comprise both Preparatory and Senior Schools and to welcome children of over 25 nationalities, the majority of whom are African.  The Senior School is a full boarding school.

St Andrew's has a strong Christian foundation and ethos, which define and govern the nature and work of the School today.  While children from all faith backgrounds are welcome, the School's Christian character is clearly evident in its underlying educational philosophy and practice.

The School's vision is to be the leading School in East Africa, preparing self-disciplined, confident and compassionate students who live and lead with integrity. 

St Andrew's is characterised by the highest professional standards, and offers a vibrant and industrious community, ensuring excellent professional development within the context of a full boarding school.

The School is situated on a beautiful 450-acre site on the western slopes of the Rift Valley some 200 km NW of Nairobi, near the Equator and at 2600m where the climate is temperate.  It is malaria free.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a brief covering letter to the Director of HR at the School (HRDirector@turimail.co.ke) by Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 at the latest.  The application form and further information about the School can be found on the School Website.

St Andrew's School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew's School Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines and will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 3 years teaching experience.
  • A degree related to subject taught.
  • B. Ed, Bachelors with Teaching Qualification, PGCE or PGDE or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom or United States.
  • References, Medical check, Criminal background check
  • Over 26 and below 65 years of age

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