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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 28, 2021
  • 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.
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    KS 1/ 2 Teacher

    Section: Preparatory School

    Reporting to: Head of Junior School

    Responsible for: Student progress and Outcomes


    • Ensure effective learning for all students through excellent teaching and delivery of well-planned and organised lessons.
    • Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students.
    • Use appropriate strategies to ensure an inclusive learning environment, outstanding student progress and well-being.
    • Set classwork and homework with high expectations and mark these according to school policy.
    • Support the development of teaching materials and courses of study.
    • Liaise with parents and support staff to ensure outstanding progress in learning.
    • Support extended intervention/enrichment activities to enhance students’ learning experience.
    • Manage the behaviour of students in classrooms and around the school.
    • Maintain an organised and well-presented learning environment for students.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of a supportive and stimulating learning environment for all students
    • Support and uphold the requirements of school polices.
    • Adhere to the staff code of conduct.
    • Be an effective form tutor by proactively meeting student welfare and wellbeing needs.
    • Be responsible for ensuring subject knowledge is developed and participate in staff training and development.
    • Attend team/staff meetings and participate in open evenings.
    • Participate in relevant administrative and organisational tasks

    Person Specification:


    • Degree or equivalent in relevant subject          
    • Qualified teacher status.          
    • Recent and relevant professional development.         
    • Post graduate qualifications in teaching subject            


    • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in British Curriculum school          
    • Teaching that is good or better which impacts positively on student progress.          
    • A broad knowledge of relevant curriculum areas including a sound understanding of assessment and monitoring.          
    • Experience of the use of data tracking and target setting to raise attainment and identify under performance.          
    • An understanding and appreciation of the value of interesting and stimulating display and other motivational materials.          
    • To be able to use ICT effectively.          


    • Excellent  knowledge of curriculum.         
    • A commitment to and knowledge of effective strategies to maintain and raise attainment, in particular to address the differing needs which exist in the mixed ability classroom, which includes second language learners.          
    • An enthusiasm  and commitment to teaching          
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a range of audiences.          
    • Proven administrative, time management and organisational skills          


    • A commitment to multi-cultural education, the schools vision and ethos, equal opportunities policy and practice.          
    • A commitment to, and understanding of the wider aspects of student development including PSHE.          
    • A willingness to initiate and participate in both cross curricular and extracurricular activities.          
    • The ability to establish effective and appropriate relationships with students. The ability to be a successful team member.          
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to parents, external agencies and the wider community.          
    • Flexible, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.          
    • A reflective practitioner who responds to change positively.          
    • Understanding of the importance of professionalism and confidentiality.          
    • A commitment to being a role model for staff and students in relation to overall conduct to include the following: dress code, attendance and timekeeping.          
    • A corporate citizen involved in the school community and  demonstrates Hillcrest’s philosophy and core values.          
    • Has the potential for further promotion and a commitment to career development.

    Method of Application

    To apply, send a covering letter detailing relevant experience and teaching philosophy, detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees one of whom must be the current, or most recent, line manager in a school context. You also will need to send copies of all your academic and professional certificates and TSC certificate to [email protected] no later than 28 March, 2021.  Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

    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.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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