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Head of English (To KS3 with Drama)

m2r Education


Ref: KP151-556

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Head of English (To KS3 with Drama), Nairobi, Kenya

m2r Education are working with this inclusive, COBIS accredited school in Nairobi, Kenya. They need a Head of English to join for the new academic year. This role is not only managing the academic staff but also teaching KS3 English with Drama.

The school has a very long history in Kenya, offering the English national curriculum to local and international students. They cater to students from 18 months to 18 years, offering a fully equipped day school as well as boarding facilities. Total number of students currently sits in excess of 600.


• Manage all academic staff with the English department from Yr2 - Yr8
• Ensure effective learning for all students through excellent teaching and delivery of well-planned and organised lessons.
• Set and mark challenging class and homework according to school policy.
• Support the development of teaching materials and courses of study.
• Liaise with parents and support staff to ensure excellent attainment.
• Manage the behaviour of students in classrooms and around the school.
• Contributing to the maintenance of a supportive and stimulating learning environment for all students
• Be responsible for ensuring subject knowledge is developed and participate in staff training and development.
• Attend team/staff meetings and participate in open evenings.
• Support all academic staff in their subject area to engage in planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting to meet the needs of all pupils.
• Support staff to create a productive learning environment, which is engaging and stimulating for all pupils.
• Assist in the collation of all examination results in subject area and submit to the Head of Senior and Junior School.
• Ensure consistency of Programmes of Study in subject area.
• Develop, review and evaluate lesson plans and ensuring their timely submission and alignment with the school planning system
• Line manage team, including setting and evaluating performance targets.
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents.

GBP 2,100 to 3,300 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: housing allowance, flights, visa, medical


Experience / Qualifications:

• Degree in relevant teaching subject
• UK teaching experience and UK qualifications (ideally)
• 3yrs experience of teaching English national curriculum
• Departmental leadership experience


NB: Cost of living in Nairobi is considerably cheaper than the UK!

• Basic salary from £2100 - £3300 per month, dependent upon experience
• Baggage allowance
• One off settling in allowance of £2700
• Transportation to and from school
• Support in finding a house
• Return flights at start and end of contract for up to 3 dependents
• Contributory pension scheme
• Medical insurance (incl 6 weeks overseas cover
• August 2020 Start

For safeguarding purposes, a valid police clearance certificate / DBS is required, plus 2 professional references.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not been contacted within 5 working days of submission then please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

About the Company

Established in 2001, m2r Education is a multi award winning UK based firm offering a quality and ethical recruitment service to overseas organisations within the education & training sectors.

Our clients are viewed as valuable partners and include international schools, FE colleges, HE institutions, independent training centres and corporate organisations. Our aim is to develop long lasting relationships and help them grow by providing the best talent possible via an excellent customer experience.

Our candidates are treated with respect and professionalism at all times. We genuinely want to help and will advise you on your next overseas move. Having core values centred on integrity and quality, we will always do our utmost to help without pushing positions forward which are not necessarily suitable.

This is why we have won over 6 international business awards, been used as case studies by the British Government and received glowing references from those that have experienced our service.

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