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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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    Part-time Biology Subject Teacher to IGCSE Level

    Section: Secondary School

    Reporting to: Head of Faculty

    Responsible for: Student Outcomes


    • Ensure effective learning for all students through excellent teaching and delivery of well-planned and organised lessons across the Key Stages.
    • Use appropriate strategies to ensure outstanding student progress and well-being.
    • Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students.
    • Set and mark challenging class and homework according to school policy.
    • Support the development of teaching materials and courses of study.
    • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for public examinations.
    • Liaise with parents and support staff to ensure excellent attainment.
    • Support extended intervention/enrichment activities to enhance students’ learning experiences.
    • Manage the behaviour of students in the classroom and around the school.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of a supportive and stimulating learning environment for all students
    • Support and uphold the requirements of school polices and adhere to the staff code of conduct.
    • 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.
    • Be an effective form tutor.

    Person Specification:


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


    • Must have taught subject syllabus at IGCSE level for at least 2 years          
    • Teaching that is good or better which impacts positively on student progress.          
    • A broad knowledge of relevant curriculum areas at different Key Stages 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 subject.           
    • 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          
    • An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to 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 tutoring and PSHCE.          
    • 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.          
    • An 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  able to demonstrate 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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