Primary School Head Teacher Job in Kiambu Kenya

Job Title: Head Teacher – Primary
Section: Fountain Schools

Reports To: Head of Schools

Location / Branch: Kiambu

Fountain School is a Private Christian based Primary school offering the 8.4.4 system.
Main Purpose of the Job (Job Summary): The job holder is the chief administrator of the school. 
He/she is responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of the pupils and the professional development of the staff members.


Main Responsibilities
  • Leading in the design and implementation of the school strategies, policies and procedures to ensure delivery of business objectives
  • Driving regional growth initiatives and opening up new market frontiers
  • Conceptualizes the broad goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented to carry out the total school program.
  • Ensures that the school program is compatible with the legal, financial and organizational structure of the school system.
  • The principal defines the responsibilities and accountability of staff members and develops plans for interpreting the school program to the community.
  • Enhancement of Personnel Skills: provides activities which facilitate the professional growth of the school staff and enhance the quality of the instructional program.
  • Identifies the annual objectives for the instructional and extracurricular programs of the school.
  • Ensures that instructional objectives for a given subject and/or classroom are developed, and involves the faculty and others in the development of specific curricular objectives to meet the needs of the school program.
  • Provide opportunities for staff participation in the school program
  • Establishes Formal Work Relationships: evaluates student progress in the instructional program by means that include the maintaining of up-to-date student data.
  • Supervision and appraisal of the performance of the school staff.
  • Facilitates Organizational Efficiency: maintains inter-school system communication and seeks assistance from central office staff to improve performance.
  • The principal maintains good relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  • The principal complies with established lines of authority.
  • Orients and assists new staff and new students and provides opportunities for their input in the school program.
  • Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with the community in the use of school facilities, interprets the school program for the community, and maintains communication with community members.
  • Manages, directs, and maintains records on the materials, supplies and equipment which are necessary to carry out the daily school routine. The principal involves the staff in determining priorities for instructional purposes.
  • Leading and managing operations related company communication
  • Talent management including coaching, mentoring, developing, motivating, training and evaluating staff to achieve highest levels of performance
  • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in management
  • Managing and Implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture 
Key Deliverables of this position
  1. Financial sustainability and viability of the school
  2. Brand awareness & reputation
  3. Quality service delivery
  4. Strong external relationships and partnerships
Direct Reports
  • Teachers
  • Administration and support staff
Key Interfaces
  • Board
  • All staff
  • Clients, Regulators, Administrators, Government,
  • Other stakeholders
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Education.
Job / Functional Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Business Strategy Formulation
  • Business Planning and implementation
  • People management
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Business process design and management
  • Client relations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Analytical skills
Competencies ( Behaviours)
  • Innovation
  • Investment discipline
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Operational excellence & Cost consciousness
  • Professionalism
Relevant Experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
How to Apply

All qualified and interested candidates are requested to send their applications to on or before Friday 15th April, 2016 indicating current/most recent and expected salary.

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