Hillcrest International Schools – Deputy Head Teacher.

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At Hillcrest, we pride ourselves in being non-selective and in therefore celebrating the diversity of our student body. The Hillcrest community is renowned for being highly engaged in, and supportive of, the school’s vision and ethos.

We are seeking to fill the role of Deputy Head Teacher in the Preparatory School, which runs from Year 2 to Year 8. The role is to commence in August 2020; however, a delayed start in January 2021, will be given consideration if necessary.

The Deputy Head Teacher will be responsible for academic planning and outcomes; curriculum development and implementation; student inclusion and welfare, and building and promoting collaborative relationships with all stakeholders. He/She will be an excellent teacher with at least 4 years of proven experience in a similar role, in a British National Curriculum school.


Position: Deputy Head Teacher

Section: Hillcrest Preparatory School

Reporting to: Head Teacher – Hillcrest Preparatory School

Responsible for: Head of Junior School, Head of Senior School.

Role Summary:

The Deputy Head Teacher is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) with responsibility for management and leadership of academic planning and outcomes, curriculum development and execution, and Student Inclusion and Welfare. The Deputy Headteacher is an excellent and experienced teacher who is able to provide professional guidance to all stakeholders. He/she is adept in building strong and collaborative relationships with teachers, students, parents, and other industry players.

Key leadership responsibilities:
  1. Raise and maintain, the highest possible academic standards through overseeing all aspects of the School’s academic program.
  2. Ensure the efficient organization and administration of the School’s curriculum and its assessment and reporting procedures.
  • Oversee the creation and running of the academic timetable and daily cover for staff absence.
  1. As the School’s designated Child Protection Officer, provide leadership in student welfare issues, including responsibilities for implanting and promoting the safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures within the School.
  2. Oversee the development and management of internal and external examinations, including timetables, invigilation, grading systems, collation, and analyses of results.
  3. Monitor the standards of teaching and learning throughout the School and constantly review the balance and breadth of the curriculum, and ensure its effective delivery.
  • Ensure that departmental handbooks, including schemes of work and policy documents, are updated and well understood by academic staff.
  • Be aware of relevant national and international educational initiatives and be proactive in implementing new strategies that will enhance the education provided at Hillcrest Preparatory School.
  1. Liaise with the Inclusion Department to ensure that pupils who are gifted and talented, or who have special educational needs, are appropriately engaged.
  2. Oversee the effective provision of Curriculum Enrichment opportunities including the co-curricular program of the school.
  3. Ensure appropriate policies and training are in place to support all staff in both Academic and Administrative spheres
  • Ensure the smooth running of the student admission process in liaison with the School Registrar and Form Tutors.
  • Oversee the induction program for new teachers in liaison with the Human Resources Department.
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team act as a role model in the dissemination and practice of school policy, in keeping with the ethos of the School.
  1. Under the overall direction of the Headteacher, formulate aims and objectives of the School, in the context of the Governors’ strategic framework; evaluating and reviewing the School Improvement Plan; school budget.
  • Support the Head Teacher in a range of day-to-day, whole-school leadership and management responsibilities including assemblies, student behavior, meetings, etc.
  • Assume other duties that may be reasonably required or delegated by the Head Teacher, from time to time.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing relevant experience and leadership philosophy, a detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees, copies of academic and professional certificates, Teaching certificate and valid certificate of police clearance to recruitment@hillcrest.ac.ke no later than 21 June 2020.  Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hillcrest International Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students; successful candidates will be subjected to thorough screening to ascertain their suitability to work with children.






Hillcrest International Schools Deputy Head Teacher.

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