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St Andrew’s Turi school is hiring

St Andrew’s Turi school is hiring

Teaching Mentor – Prep School

Academic · Molo, Nakuru


Teaching Mentor

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 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 now African.

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 pupils who live and lead with integrity.

It is fully coeducational and boarding, teaches the British Curriculum and sends pupils to universities in the UK, America, Australia and many other parts of the world.  Specifically at the Prep School, the British curriculum is taught from EYFS to Year 6, and currently common Entrance in Years 7 and 8.  The majority of pupils move from the Prep School to Senior School, though a significant minority also go on to leading independent schools in the UK and South Africa.

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 committed 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.  All members of staff are housed on the campus in School accommodation and enjoy significant domestic help.  Near the Equator and at 2600m, the climate is temperate and it is Malaria free.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a brief covering letter and a CV to the School by Friday 17 May, 2024 at the latest.  The application form and further information about the School can be found on the School Website.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Role

St Andrew’s, Prep School is seeking to appoint Teaching Mentors who will perform two chief roles.  They will assist the Houseparents in providing pastoral care within the Boarding House teams and act as model in all areas to pupils within the Boarding House. They will also assist in providing the very best academic support, through helping with the teaching and learning opportunities for the classes to which they are assigned . This year, St Andrew’s Prep School are looking for Teaching Mentors who have some expertise in the following areas:-

¨ English

¨ Mathematics

¨ Science

– SEND

Key areas of responsibility will be to:-

Boarding

¨ Promote the welfare of children and to support the School in safeguarding children through relevant policies and procedures

¨ Maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health and safety

¨ Provide support and assistance to House Parents

¨ Be part of the Boarding House team, involved in decision making on the activities, initiatives, routines and pastoral arrangements.

¨ Perform pastoral duties in the evening and weekends

Academic

¨ Provide support and assistance to teachers

¨ Assist in developing lesson plans based on the School’s schemes of work and the specific needs of each child

¨ Collaborate with teachers to monitor the development of each child

¨ Understand the teacher’s routine when it comes to delivering a lesson plan and running the class in the event that the teacher is absent on a       particular day.

¨ Work with children in the classroom to promote their learning and development

¨ Provide cover for lessons when required

The applicant will be expected to contribute strongly to the co-curricular life of the School. They will be required to lead a section of our impressive Scout Group.

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s Turi, 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 degree in education or related field and/or hold a teaching qualification coupled with being a registered teacher with the Teacher’s Service Commission.

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 pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient.  Experience of working in a School environment, or in boarding, would be desirable, but not essential.  Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our children.

Knowledge & Experience

Qualifications

· A good degree

· Recognized teaching qualification e.g. PGCE

· Registered with the Kenyan Teacher’s Commission TSC

· A  demonstrable commitment to professional self-improvement

· A good degree in either Education or PGCE in Education

Experience

· Experience of teaching

· A proven track record of excellent teaching and classroom management skills

· Experience of teaching in a Prep School Context.

· Experience of teaching English, Mathematics, EYFS & SEND

· Experience of boarding

Skills

· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

· Ability to use a range of teaching strategies to support the full range of educational needs.

·  Evidence of being able to lead , manage and be responsible for initiatives/developments.

· Knowledge of current generic developments in teaching and learning.

Safeguarding

· Support the School’s Christian ethos

· Excellent organisational skills

· Enthusiasm for the subject and a desire to communicate that to others.

· Willing to work within the context of a busy boarding School including evening and weekend duties.

· An ability to offer co-curricular expertise, e.g. Coach games

· Knowledge of child protection procedures

· Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the personal development of our pupils.

Terms and Conditions

Remuneration

There is a generous overall remuneration package as detailed below:- 

¨ Salary: The successful applicant will be placed on a reasonable wage salary.

¨ Accommodation: suitable rent free accommodation within the boarding house will be provided as a taxable benefit.

¨ Medical Care: a comprehensive medical insurance scheme will be provided for the successful candidate.

¨ Meals:  these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit

¨ Facilities:  extensive sports facilities are open to use by staff.

Hours of Work and Holiday Entitlement

The role is full-time and includes working in the evening and at weekends as required.  The successful applicant will be expected to take a full and active part in the boarding life  of the School.  S/He will also be expected to work during some of the holidays.

Safeguarding

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’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines. The successful applicant will be required to undergo all checks relevant to post.

Application Procedure

Applications are encouraged as early as possible. These should be submitted by email and include: a completed School Application Form a brief covering letter and a CV. Application forms are available on the School website, or from the HR Director.

Follow the below link to get the application forms:   https://st-andrews.ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/08144917/St-Andrews-School-Application-Form-final-2024.doc   

https://st-andrews.ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/06150535/Prep-School-Teaching-Mentor-Advert-2024.pdf

 Closing date for applications: Friday 17th May, 2024

  • Start Date: 1st September 2024

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