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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
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  • A leading independent school in Kenya offering an outstanding educational experience to children aged between 2 and 13 years. B - To provide a Broad and Balanced educational experience that will ensure the development of the whole child. A - To encourage an Ambition to excel - in all areas of school life. N - To create a Nurturing environment so tha...
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    Teacher of Physical Education and Girls Games

    Job Summary

    To teach Physical Education and Games across the school (sports taught at The Banda include: Rounders, Cricket, Athletics, Football, Swimming, Hockey, Squash, Tennis, Rugby and Netball).
    Experience Level: Mid level
    Experience Length: 3 years

    Job Description/Requirements

    Responsibility:

    To teach Physical Education and Games across the school (sports taught at The Banda include:
    Rounders, Cricket, Athletics, Football, Swimming, Hockey, Squash, Tennis, Rugby and Netball).
    The postholder will report to the Director of Sport and will be accountable to the Headmistress.

    Job Definition:

    To undertake the teaching of Physical Education and Games at The Banda School, to promote genuine interest and enthusiasm and to aim for a high standard of achievement for all pupils within the school.

    Key Tasks associated with the Post:

    • Plan and deliver high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work of the department. This will require knowledge of the British National Curriculum.
    • To provide specialist subject teaching from Pre-Prep to Year 8, as required.
    • To liaise with the Director of Sport and other colleagues concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods, record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in the department.
    • To differentiate lessons according to the ability of the pupils in the group.
    • To liaise with parents concerning pupils' progress.
    • To attend Parents' Meetings to discuss the progress of pupils.
    • To write a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms.
    • To perform duties, as requested by the Headmistress, for supervising the pupils outside the classroom e.g. Lunch/break etc.
    • To “cover” for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and to provide a cover sheet for colleagues if unable to attend school.
    • To put up attractive displays on designated boards around the school that will provide incentives and encouragement, whilst celebrating individual success.
    • To attend weekly Staff Meetings, as well as whole school meetings, and any other meetings that may require attendance.
    • To coach a group or groups of children in games lessons; and referee or umpire any matches, as required. Matches might be scheduled after school hours or during the weekend.
    • To stimulate and encourage pupils to achieve excellence in the subject.
    • To run additional sporting sessions before, after and during school.
    • To emphasise the importance of safety and of safe methods of play.
    • To participate in meetings with parents and colleagues at school which relate to the administration, organisation and curriculum of the school.
    • To teach the pupils good sportsmanship and promote the school’s behaviour policy. Pupils should be made aware of the published Sports Etiquette.
    • To maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety, both on school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere.
    • To keep up to date with curriculum developments and professional practice.
    • To attend regular INSET training and be prepared to share skills and knowledge with other members of staff.
    • To maintain high personal standards of appearance and behaviour.

    In addition to this, the teacher may also be a Form Tutor in charge of a class and take the Register each day, put up the Form timetable, check Pupil Diaries, and generally take an interest in the pastoral care of the children in his / her class.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    The applicant needs to:

    • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification.
    • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
    • Have experience in coaching major sports to a high level.
    • Possess a vision for the future of girls’ sport in a leading preparatory school
    • Have capacity to lead and inspire a team of coaches.
    • Possess a love of sport and coaching to children of all abilities and passion for the development of sporting excellence.
    • Be able to build good relationships with parents and families.
    • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
    • Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
    • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
    • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda School team.
    • Be punctual and use time appropriately.
    • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
    • Show good organisational skills.
    • Show a competent level of written English.
    • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching, as a tool for research and for communication.
    • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).
    • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
    • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development.
    • Be a motivator.

    The post holder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times.

    Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.

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    Communications Co-Ordinator

    Job Description/Requirements

    The Communications Co-Ordinator at The Banda is responsible to the Headmistress and the Director of Communication and Development is expected to work closely with them, the Deputy Head and Senior Leadership Team in order to promote and support the ethos and aims of the School.

    Job Definition:

    To utilise public relations, marketing, events and social media expertise to develop, and implement school directed strategies to engage and activate new pupils, parents, supporters, advocates and social media followers.
    To take guidance from and collaborate with the Head Teacher, Director of Communications and Development on Admissions and Marketing opportunities. Additional collaboration with the Head’s PA and Registrar will be required.

    The post holder will be expected to:

    • Rapidly acclimatise to The Banda School; thoroughly know the history, culture, traditions and constituencies of the school; understand the educational philosophy; familiarise with all marketing and communication activities and opportunities presenting at the school.
    • Support the Admissions and registration process through show rounds and written communication as and when required.
    • Arrange taster days for prospective pupils in collaboration with the relevant teaching staff.
    • Collate and maintain the Admissions Prospectus for distribution to prospective parents, etc, in collaboration with the Head’s PA and Registrar.
    • Monitor the website as well as keep the website up-to-date uploading data as requested, eg term dates, school policies, newsworthy stories, etc, in collaboration with the Director of Communications and the Head’s PA and Registrar.
    • Maintain and upload photographs on the Gallery section of the website.
    • Maintain and upload pupil photographs on an annual basis on iSAMS or termly when new pupils join the school.
    • Upload data to the Parent Portal as required and in collaboration with requests from the Senior Leadership Team, Head Teacher or Director of ICT.
    • Collate, generate and edit the Weekly Newsletter.
    • Take regular photographs and/or video of major or newsworthy events to upload to the Photo Archive for relevant electronic publications in collaboration with the Director of Communications. This will involve some after school and or occasional weekend events, eg Netball Tournament, HAK gymkhana, vocal festival, etc. All external after-school or weekend events would be known in advance. Take all team photographs in collaboration with the PE Department.
    • Demonstrate proficient use of Adobe applications.
    • Collate and update the photographic consent spreadsheet and distribute to all relevant staff.
    • Be familiar with the photographic consent data school roll for pupils that cannot be involved in website/social media environments and share this
    • information with any person/s requesting photographs where you can manage and ask the reasons for such photographs making the decision, in collaboration with Director of Communications and Head’s PA and Registrar.
    • Maintain and oversee the online storage of photographs.
    • Research annually competitor’s school fees in collaboration with the Head Teacher, Director of Communications or a request from Governance.
    • Support, maintain and upload digital communications to social media sharing relevant comments, videos and photographs with commentary where possible on a regular basis in collaboration with the Director of Communication and Development.
    • Research and present opportunities for marketing initiatives locally, e.g exhibitions and fairs that advance The Banda School and drive increased engagement with prospective parents and feeder kindergartens.
    • Maintain, target and research new (as well as existing relations) with feeder kindergartens and companies that may include occasional visits to introduce
    • The Banda School in collaboration with the Director of Communications, Head’s PA and Registrar and Head Teacher.
    • Provide administrative support and maintain a marketing presence (as requested) at a number of school events including The Banda Netball Tournament, The Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament, HAK Gymkhana, The Under 7 Football Tournament, Open Morning, Speech Day, etc, in collaboration with the primary member of staff organising the event. You must be prepared to attend events out of normal working hours when required.
    • Collate the annual orders of school exercise books and oversee distribution throughout the year in collaboration with the relevant member of the Senior Leadership Team.
    • Collect and receipt monies as required, eg Charity days, Red House Books, School plays, trips, etc.
    • Manage the main notice boards in the school.
    • Be prepared to be flexible and stand-in as the ‘front of house’ in the absence of the Head’s PA. This will include acting as ‘front of house’ at lunch time on a daily basis in collaboration and at the discretionary request of the Head Teacher and Head’s PA and Registrar.
    • Undertake any other administrative responsibilities in respect of your employment as required by the Head Teacher.
    • Order and restock all branded merchandise.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    The Postholder should:

    • Ideally have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
    • Have a degree or diploma in Marketing/Communications
    • Have qualifications in Graphic Design
    • Proficiency in Adobe applications
    • Possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of the life of a leading preparatory school.
    • Have the capacity to work as part of the marketing and admissions team.
    • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda School team, showing creativity and initiative.
    • Be able to build good relationships with parents and families.
    • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
    • Possess excellent inter-personal skills.
    • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
    • Be punctual and use time appropriately.
    • Be a good communicator with adults and children and be able to work as part of a team.
    • Show a high level of spoken and written English.
    • Show good organisational skills.
    • Be experienced and proficient in the use of IT
    • Be experienced in using ICT as a tool for research and for communication.
    • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct
    • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.

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    Reception Teacher

    Requirements

    The post holder will report to the Head of Early Years and will be accountable to the Headmistress.

    Main Duties:

    • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all children in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
    • To maintain assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and to parents and carers, in accordance with school policy.
    • To manage your Class Assistant within the classroom.

    Accountabilities:

    • To plan work for the class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in co-operation with Heads of Department to ensure that the children experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to their age.
    • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the children in your class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
    • To make appropriate educational provision for children with learning difficulties and for those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.
    • Where possible, to make sure that the majority of children’s work is closely linked to first-hand practical experience in line with the EYFS/DfE guidance.
    • To provide children with opportunities to manage their own learning and become independent thinkers.
    • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards of organisation and discipline.
    • To maintain a high standard of display, both in the classroom and in other areas of the school.
    • To arrange for resources, equipment and materials to be available in such a way that they are properly cared for, easily accessible and will encourage the children to become more responsible for their own learning.
    • To work closely with colleagues and to provide short and medium term plans and to fully implement the agreed schemes of work.
    • To assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to parents.
    • To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about children’s progress and attainment.
    • To ensure that the school’s aims and objectives in relation to the curriculum, equal opportunities and discipline are promoted in every day classroom organisation and practice.
    • To be committed to the school’s continuing professional development programme.
    • To undertake required duties and attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours when required.
    • To ensure confidentiality concerning pupils, parents, colleagues and school business.
    • To maintain professional levels of conduct and adhere to the School’s dress code.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    The Reception/Nursery Class Teacher needs to:

    • Be a fully qualified teacher with Foundation Stage (EYFS) training and experience.
    • Have experience of working in British curriculum schools.
    • Be able to build good relationships with parents and families.
    • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
    • Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
    • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
    • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda Pegasus Early Years team.
    • Be punctual and use preparation time appropriately.
    • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
    • Show good organisational skills.
    • Show a competent level of written English.
    • Be able to use ICT in teaching. Familiarity with using Interactive Screens and iPads is important.
    • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).
    • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
    • Keep up to date with educational developments from UK.
    • Be a motivator.

    The postholder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times.

    Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.

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    Key Stage 1 Class Teacher

    Job Description/Requirements

    The post holder will report to the Head of Lower School and will be accountable to the Headmistress

    Main Duties:

    • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all children in the designated class, within the framework of the National Curriculum, school policies and schemes of work.
    • To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the school.

    Accountabilities:

    • To manage a Class/Teaching Assistant within the classroom.
    • To plan work for the class in accordance with the National Curriculum, school policies, schemes of work and in co-operation with Heads of Department and the Head of Lower School to ensure that all children experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating
    • curriculum relevant to their age.
    • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the children in your class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
    • To make appropriate educational provision for children with learning difficulties and for those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.
    • To evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teaching strategies.
    • To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for children with opportunities for them to manage their own learning and become independent thinkers.
    • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards of organisation and discipline.
    • To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
    • To create engaging and interactive displays of a high standard both in the classroom and in other areas of the School.
    • To arrange for resources, equipment and materials to be available in such a way that they are properly cared for, easily accessible and will encourage the children to become more responsible and independent learners.
    • To maintain close relationships with colleagues and work together to develop and implement short, long and medium term plans in line with the agreed schemes of work.
    • To consistently assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to parents.
    • To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about children’s progress and attainment in a positive, professional and polite manner.
    • To ensure that the School’s aims and objectives in relation to the curriculum, equal opportunities and behaviour are promoted in every day classroom organisation and practice.
    • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
    • To play an active role in the general life of the school.
    • To undertake required duties and attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours when required.
    • To assist, where necessary, in extra-curricular sporting, dramatic and musical events.
    • To organise and take pupils on field trips in a safe and secure manner.
    • To work closely with colleagues from Key Stage 1 and the Learning Support Department.
    • To ensure confidentiality concerning pupils, parents, colleagues and school business.
    • To maintain professional levels of conduct and adhere to the School’s dress code.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    • The Key Stage 1 Class Teacher needs to:
    • Be a fully qualified teacher with Key Stage 1 training and experience.
    • Have experience of working in British curriculum schools.
    • Be able to build good relationships with pupils, parents and families.
    • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
    • Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
    • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
    • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda staff team and possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of life in a leading preparatory school.
    • Be punctual and use preparation time appropriately.
    • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
    • Show good organisational skills.
    • Show a competent level of written English.
    • Be able to use ICT in teaching. Familiarity with using Interactive screens and iPads is important.
    • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Certificate of Child Protection (ICPC).
    • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
    • Keep up to date with educational developments and best educational practice.
    • Be a motivator.

    The post holder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding Child Protection Policy at all times.

    Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.

    Method of Application

    All applications should reach the Headmistress by Monday 1st February latest.

    A completed Application Form accessed via the following link:(https://www.bandaschool.com/userfiles/banda/MS-Word/Application_Form_The_Banda_School.doc) and Covering Letter should be sent to [email protected]

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

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