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St Andrew’s School, Turi – Head of Computing (Prep School).

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St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 620 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 250 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 370 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is fully coeducational and the great majority are boarders. The School has an overtly Christian foundation and sees its overall aim as encouraging young men and women to ‘live and lead with integrity’.

St Andrew’s School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All successful job applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check with relevant authorities from the country of current employment. We seek to appoint professionals of the highest standard for the various vacancies that do come up every so often.

The Role

St Andrew’s, Prep School is seeking to appoint a Head of Computing who will teaching computing to Key Stage 1, 2 and 3, as well as contribute across all areas of school life.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide the very best academic teaching and learning opportunities for each student in their class and be responsible for the pastoral welfare and safety of the pupils. St Andrew’s Prep School follows the British Curriculum, with the aim to achieve excellent value-added for each child through outstanding teaching and learning.St Andrew’s Prep School is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute. The ability to coach sports will be an added advantage. The suitable applicant may also have the following opportunities: Boys boarding houseparent, LAMDA, teaching in the Learning Success Centre, and Equestrian.

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s Prep School is an exciting and dynamic experience. We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.There are some things that are essential to working with us:

  • The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos. They will have to have a good degree as well as a recognized teaching qualification, such as PGCE, and of course, the relevant experience.
  • Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and the pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient.
  • Experience of working in a Prep School, or in boarding would be desirable, but not essential. Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our pupils.

Knowledge and Experience

Qualifications

Essential

  • A good degree
  • Recognized teaching qualification e.g. PGCE

Desirable

  • A demonstrable commitment to professional self-improvement

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of teaching computing across the key stages
  • A proven track record of excellent teaching and pupil support

Desirable

  •  Experience of teaching in a Prep School Context in Key Stage 1, 2 and 3
  • Experience of boarding

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Well developed ICT Skills
  • Ability to use a range of teaching strategies to support the full range of educational needs

Desirable

  • Evidence of being able to lead, manage and be responsible for initiatives/developments
  • Knowledge of current generic developments in Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 needs

Safeguarding
Essential

  • Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the personal development of our pupils.
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and commitment to child welfare and safety

Desirable

  • Knowledge of child protection procedures

Terms and Conditions

Remuneration
There is a generous overall remuneration package as detailed below (the cost of living in Kenya is significantly lower than in the UK):

  • Salary: The successful applicant will be placed on the Turi Pay Scale.
  • Accommodation: suitable rent free accommodation will be provided as a taxable benefit. Domestic and gardening help is arranged by the School, but paid for, at local rates, by the applicant.
  • School fees (where applicable): there is a 100% fee remission for staff children throughout the School; places are subject to the School’s normal entry requirements. Fee remission is a taxable benefit.
  • Medical care: all members of staff and their families (below 18 yrs) are covered under a comprehensive insurance scheme.
  • Pension: the School operates a defined contribution pension scheme in which the employer and employee each contribute 6% of the monthly salary. For employees leaving Kenya at the end of their contract the full value of the contributions, plus accumulated interest, can be withdrawn from the scheme.
  • Relocation: outward and return flights for the applicant, and for his/her spouse and dependent children [up to the age of 18] as applicable, together with a freight allowance, at the beginning and end of the contract period, are paid for by the School. This is applicable to staff recruited from outside the country.
  • Meals: these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit.
  • Facilities: extensive recreational facilities are open to use by staff and their families. The onsite Phoenix Club, serving a wide range of food and beverages, acts as a wonderful social hub for the staff community and their families throughout the year.

Hours of work and holiday entitlement
The role is full-time and includes working in the evening and at weekends as required. The successful applicant will be expected to take a full and active part in the boarding life of the School. As a British curriculum school, the academic year commences in September and holidays are broadly in line with British independent schools.

Safeguarding
St Andrew’s School, Turi is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew’s School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines and will be required to undergo all checks relevant to the post.

How To Apply

Please complete and attach the School’s Application Form.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 29th April, 2022

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

https://www.standrewsturi.com/working-at-turi/vacancies/

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