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  • Posted on: 8 July, 2019 Deadline: 19 July, 2019
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  • The Nairobi Waldorf School was founded in 1992. What our school has to offer through Waldorf education is as relevant as ever, with the increasing demand of modern life and its related social, political and economic issues, all of which require creative solutions.

    Our school has established a nurturing and growing community, which shares the simple vision of raising our children holistically in true consciousness and love, with the goal of enabling them to contribute towards establishing a more peaceful and sustainable Kenya and Global community.

    We are among Africa’s oldest Waldorf schools and with the support and commitment of our highly qualified Teachers, generosity and guidance of our Mentors, the faith of our Parents, and steadfast commitment of present and former Board of Trustees we have grown steadily in spite of numerous challenges.

     

    English/French Teacher

     

    Job Description

    • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class.
    • Teaching according to education needs, abilities and achievement of individual students and groups of students.
    • Adopting and working towards the implementation of the school development plan.
    • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behavior of student’s to parents and relevant officials.
    • Contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to students.
    • Complying with arrangements within the national framework for the appraisal of student performance.
    • Promoting general progress and wellbeing of students.
    • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
    • Communicating, collaborating and consulting with other members of staff, including those having posts of special responsibility and parents/guardians to ensure the best interest of students.
    • Reviewing and evaluating his/her own teaching and learning strategies, methodologies and programme in line with the school and national curriculum.
    • Advising and collaborating with other teachers and school officials to prepare and develop courses to study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.
    • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching in his/her classroom.
    • Participating in education and training courses as well as continuing professional development.
    • Maintaining order and discipline among students and safeguarding their health and safety.
    • Participating in staff, parent and student meetings.
    • Ensuring the safe custody, use and periodic maintenance of equipment used during lessons.
    • Monitoring attendance of students in class.
    • Any other assigned duties.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelors Degree in Education (English and French).
    • A Diploma will be considered
    • Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC)
    • A certificate in Waldorf Education is an added advantage
    • At least 5 years ‘experience in teaching
    • Demonstrated computer skills
    • Clear English writing and communication skills
    • Demonstrated love for the subjects
    • Flexible and open to change.

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    Games/Music Teacher

     

    To teach and educate students according to the curriculum and the education needs abilities and attainment of potential of individual students. Teach them how to live healthy lifestyles and encourage them to exercise daily through various sports.

    Responsibilities

    • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class.
    • Teaching according to education needs, abilities and achievement of individual students and groups of students.
    • Adopting and working towards the implementation of the school development plan.
    • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of student’s to parents and relevant officials.
    • Contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to students.
    • Complying with arrangements within the national framework for the appraisal of student performance.
    • Promoting general progress and wellbeing of students.
    • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
    • Communicating, collaborating and consulting with other members of staff, including those having posts of special responsibility and parents/guardians to ensure the best interest of students.
    • Reviewing and evaluating his/her own teaching and learning strategies, methodologies and programme in line with the school and national curriculum.
    • Advising and collaborating with other teachers and school officials to prepare and develop courses to study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.
    • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching in his/her classroom.
    • Participating in education and training courses as well as continuing professional development.
    • Maintaining order and discipline among students and safeguarding their health and safety.
    • Participating in staff, parent and student meetings.
    • Ensuring the safe custody, use and periodic maintenance of equipment used during lessons.
    • Monitoring attendance of students in class.

    Games

    • Watch swimming pool and sports areas and ensure safety
    • Perform First-Aid when called upon
    • Prevent accidents and injuries and ensure necessary precautions are observed to ensure safety
    • Enforce all games rules and regulations and adhere to the policies of the sports facilities
    • Maintain clean sports facilities for swimming and games
    • Inform the Administrator when supplies are needed and if any equipment need repairs
    • Swim 1,500 feet every week
    • Any other duties assigned

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelors Degree in Physical Education / Music.
    • A Diploma will be considered
    • Must have a Lifeguard training and First Aid certification
    • Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC)
    • A certificate in Waldorf Education is an added advantage
    • At least 3-5 years consistent experience in teaching and supervising children in games
    • Demonstrated computer skills
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Demonstrated love for the subjects
    • Flexible and open to change

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    Pedagogical Administrator

     

    The Pedagogical Administrator with be the focal person on all pedagogical needs of the Nairobi Waldorf School Trust. This role works collaboratively and in consultation with the pedagogical team, school management, colleagues, students, parents and board members. The role directs all aspects of the educational program of Nairobi Waldorf School Trust and ensures it is of high quality, sustainable and effectively implemented. The Pedagogical Administrator will ensure that the educational needs of the learners are met and that there is a continuous teachers professional development and mentorship program, oversee curriculum development and its implementation, monitoring and evaluation

    Responsibilities

    • Chairing meetings of the Pedagogical Team.
    • Develop, lead and be accountable for the effective and efficient implementation of the Pedagogic team performance plan (PTPP).
    • Guide the development of the teaching staff to ensure that the school structures, curriculum, philosophy and available resources enable all the teachers to achieve the highest possible standards. This includes:
    • Leading and guide all teaching staff and students, through the direct leadership of the school’s pedagogical team, ensuring that effective responsibility is delegated through an appropriate leadership structure.
    • Ensuring the highest possible standards of Waldorf education through the promotion of effective teaching and learning.
    • Being accountable for the effectiveness, efficiency and quality outcomes of all pedagogical aspects of the school.
    • Oversee the overall academic budget for the school to ensure the effective implementation of the school’s educational program.
    • Oversee and streamline the roles of the lead teachers to ensure that they are effective.
    • Provide the School Board with regular reports on pedagogical development and activities and consult with the Board wherever appropriate.
    • Ensure maximum and efficient utilization of the existing teaching staff, and promote an environment that enables all teachers to effectively contribute to the progress and development of the school whilst promoting workload / work-life balance.
    • Ensure the protection and safeguarding of students through the implementation of the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental protocols including documentation of incidents.
    • Lead the engagement, consultation and communication between teachers, parents, and other care givers (including shadow teachers) to enhance pupils’ learning and to ensure sound working relationships. This involves:
    • Fostering a fair, open and equitable culture amongst teachers and ensuring cohesion amongst all teaching staff to promote a positive social environment.
    • Finding creative ways to motivate, empower, and celebrate achievement amongst teachers.
    • Developing assessment tools and lead in the assessment of teachers and the utilization of assessment results, as specified in the PT Plan.
    • Developing and streamline the school’s Pedagogical Systems and ensure they are regularly monitored and evaluated.
    • Ensuring the Pedagogical Team’s active participation in the recruitment of teachers.
    • Teaching at least one block or short track annually.

    Qualifications

    • Master in Education or its equivalent
    • Diploma in Waldorf Steiner Education
    • At least eight (8) years of professional experience in a Waldorf High School

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • A disciplined, enthusiastic leader, trained as a Waldorf teacher with good interpersonal and judgmental skills
    • A dependable and flexible team player, with ability to manage multiple projects effectively
    • Organised individual with administration and management skills
    • Commitment to collaboration and relationship building
    • Computer literate
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in the position and meet the above qualifications, send your application to hr@nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke indicating the position title English/French Teacher on the subject line by Friday the 19th July, 2019.

    The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST) is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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