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Teacher of Science

The Banda School

This school is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is looking for a Teacher of Science

FOR SEPTEMBER 2024

Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.

The post holder will be responsible to the Headmaster for fulfilling his/her teaching duties and responsibilities within the school, as well as contributing to the broader side of school life.

Job Definition:

To undertake the teaching of Science within the Upper School (Years 5-8) at The Banda School. To promote genuine interest and enthusiasm, and to allow all pupils to realize their learning potential within the subject.

Main Duties:
• To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all pupils in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
• To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the school.
• To maintain and use assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and to parents and carers, in accordance with school policy.

Tasks and responsibilities associated with the Post will include:
• Planning and delivering high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work of the Department. To plan work for each class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in co-operation with Heads of Department, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to the age group being taught.
• Liaising with the Head of Department and other members of the Department concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods, record keeping etc., to provide continuity and uniformity within the Department.
• Teach Science lessons predominantly to Upper School pupils (Years 5-8) and other subjects if required.
• Following and implementing school policies and procedures.
• Ensuring that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils in your class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
• Evaluating your teaching and using this evaluation to improve and develop teaching strategies.

The applicant should:
• Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification.
• Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
• Possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of the life in a leading preparatory school.
• Possess a love of Science teaching to children of all abilities and a passion for the development of academic excellence in this subject.
• Be able to build good relationships with parents and families.
• Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
• Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
• Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
• Be pro-active, dynamic and a self-motivated member of The Banda School team.
• Be punctual and use time appropriately.
• Be a good communicator with adults and children.
• Show good organisational skills.
• Show a competent level of written English.
• Be experienced in using ICT in teaching and record keeping.
• Familiarity with iPads is an advantage.
• Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).
• Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
• Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development

The post holder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times.

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