Fountain Schools Head Teacher Job in Kiambu, Kenya

Job Title: School Head Teacher
Section: Fountain Schools
Job Category: Managerial
Reports To: Divisional Head
Job Serial / Code No. 054
Location / Branch: Kiambu 
Main Purpose of the Job (Job Summary): The position is responsible for serving as the chief administrator of the school in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member


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
  • Financial sustainability and viability of the school
  • Brand awareness & reputation
  • Shareholder investment value
  • Quality service delivery
  • Strong external relationships and partnerships
Key Interfaces
  • Board
  • All staff
  • Clients, Regulators, Administrators, Government, Media
  • Other stakeholders
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ Degree in education, P1 training enrolled for a degree.
Key Drivers
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
  • Application and exploitation of IT
Competencies (Behaviours)
  • Innovation
  • Investment discipline
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Operational excellence & Cost consciousness
  • Professionalism
Relevant Experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience as a head teacher, deputy head teacher or senior teacher
All interested and qualified candidates to send their CV’s to, on or before close of business on Friday 17th June, 2016 indicating their current/most recent and expected salary

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