Teacher of Geography / Head of Geography, Nairobi, Kenya

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Peponi HouseNairobi, Kenya

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent package including help with relocation
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic teachers to join a top prep school that is being almost completely rebuilt with state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities.   You’d be teaching up to Year 8, so your background could be in either the primary OR the secondary sectors.

Have you ever considered living and working in Kenya?   It’s a great country, combining the best of many cultures, with a year-round temperate climate and some fabulous countryside and beaches.  Good education is prized, teachers are respected, and the Kenyan education system is forward-thinking, with a focus on developing life skills and real capabilities.   

About a dozen UK-style prep schools are at the forefront of Kenyan primary education, and Peponi House is at the forefront of the prep schools.   

Located in a leafy suburb of Nairobi, it is highly regarded and educates almost 400 children aged 6 to 13, from a cosmopolitan mix of local and expatriate families.  Noted for the quality and breadth of its education and for its busy, bubbly atmosphere, Peponi prepares children for entry to its sister senior school some 30km outside Nairobi, as well as to leading boarding schools, primarily in the UK.  The school’s motto, “A school of many nations, a family of one” sums it up perfectly.

The school’s vision is to be “the best prep school in sub-Saharan Africa” and our very substantial investment in new premises and resources underlines the Board’s commitment to this goal.  

We are now seeking a Teacher of Geography to help us make the most of our new classrooms and resources.   You must be dynamic and enthusiastic, a first-class teacher with good experience, fresh ideas and a happy, positive disposition.  Above all, you must be genuinely excited about teaching and want to work in a fabulously “can-do” environment.  

As you’d be Head of Geography (it’s a small department) you must be keen on the subject, but we don’t mind if you are currently a primary generalist or whether you have specialist subject knowledge.  You do not need to have had experience in the independent sector.

There are various other positions available for September and we may be able to build a broader role around your experience, abilities and aspirations.   

In return, we are offering the chance to enjoy great job satisfaction and achieve a better quality of life in a wonderful location.  Nairobi is a bustling city with lots to do, but the school is in a quiet and green suburb and you’ll have easy access to countryside.  The Kenyan coast and mountains are world-class destinations.  There will be an excellent reward and relocation package, staff enjoy being at the school, and the children and their parents love Peponi.  

If you’re excited by the sound of all this, please download the briefing brochure and the application form.   We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and the brochure gives contact details for enquiries.

Closing date for applications: 11 am on Tuesday, 18th February.  We’d welcome earlier applications, of course.  

Interviews: For UK candidates: during the week of 2nd March;  for Kenyan candidates, in Nairobi, during the week of 24th February; for those elsewhere, Skype interviews will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Peponi House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be subject to child protection screening, including checks with past employers, the UK Disclosure and Barring Service and/or authorities in other countries

More about Peponi House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 13 years
Address: Lower Kabete, PO Box 23203, Nairobi, 00604, Kenya. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +254 202 585 710
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Peponi House is in Lower Kabete, a lovely green suburb to the north west of Nairobi. We have 11 acres of grounds, so there is plenty of room for the 365 children to play and to grow. Classes are kept to a maximum of 20 across the school, with three c...