Head of Lower Primary School Job in Nyandarua County, Kenya

Our client runs a primary school in Nyandarua County.

They are looking for a Head of Lower Primary School to occupy a pivotal leadership position in the Lower Primary School of the Academy (Grades 1-5) (the Lower Primary School).

He/she is responsible for all aspects of the leadership, management and day-to-day operations of the Lower Primary School, including the effective supervision and performance management of Lower Primary School teachers and staff.

He/she will prepare and manage the Lower Primary School budget, provide pastoral care to pupils, liaise with parents and guardians and be the primary point of contact for all Lower Primary School stakeholders.

The Head of Lower Primary School is responsible for staffing, education resource budgeting, acquisition and distribution of resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively and flexibly with the Head of School and Deputy Head of School concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods, and operational requirements.
  • Lead and manage all curricula, courses, and programs of study for the Lower Primary School.
  • Commit to teaching at least one class year in the Lower Primary School as a form tutor, in cooperation with other teachers and as organized by the Head of School.
  • Schedule, set the agenda, and attend all school meetings with teachers and staff.
  • Assist in setting Lower Primary School exam schedules and carrying out all exams consistent with established protocol.
  • Participate in the marking of assessments, the preparation of teaching programs and the development of cross curriculum links.
  • Assess and evaluate students’ educational progress and abilities, and meet with respective parents/guardians and stakeholders to provide clear progress updates and address identified issues of concern.
  • Provide supervision to students, as directed, for activities outside the classroom (e.g., lunch or break).
  • Work in conjunction with Head of School and Deputy Head of School to conceive, arrange, organise, and attend relevant field trips, events, and visits for Lower Primary School students.
  • Maintain clear and professional communications and work relations with employees of all designations.
  • Serve as a role model for maintaining a positive school ethos by being pro-active in the pastoral care of pupils and ensuring the Lower Primary School’s policy for behavior and discipline is applied consistently and fairly.
  • Support and actively promote School’s “whole child” model.
  • Arrange for the attractive display of children’s work on designated boards around the school.
  • Liaise with the Head of Upper Primary School to ensure the smooth transition of all pupils across preparatory school.
  • Carry out and provide regular assessments, monitoring and evaluation on standards of teaching and learning across the Lower Primary School.
  • Be actively involved in the recruitment, performance management and discipline of teachers and other employees within Lower Primary School.
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety standards, including training of relevant employees.
  • Uphold and enforce all rules and policies of the Lower Primary School; work in co-operation with other teachers and staff to ensure standards of behavior and discipline levels of pupils are maintained.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership position within a Kenyan School environment.
  • Well-developed and mature professional
  • Interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with children, teenagers, donors, partners and colleagues at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion.
  • Ability to respond quickly and maintain composure in situations that impact the safety and security of children.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion when making independent decisions.
  • An incident-free Children’s Check and National Police Check (Certificate of Good Conduct) is a strict condition of employment and must be provided at time of hire and updated on request.

Salary: Ksh. 40,000 – 50,000 gross


Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send their applications along with a detailed CV indicating current and expected salary and their daytime contact to execsearch254@gmail.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews.

Deadline: 30th March 2018

Education and Training
Updated: February 28, 2018 — 2:23 am