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TSC Requirements for Promotion to SENIOR HEAD TEACHER T- SCALE 11 – Primary School

TSC Requirements for Promotion to SENIOR HEAD TEACHER T- SCALE 11 – Primary School


This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. The Senior Head Teacher is the lead educator and the accounting officer in the school. He/she is responsible for the provision of leadership in implementation of the curriculum, educational policies and programs.  He/she also leads in the development and implementation of the school’s strategy, work plans, budgets, and supervises the operations of the school.

Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment.


To qualify for appointment to the grade of Senior Head Teacher, a teacher must:-

  • have served as Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher I T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • be in possession of a Bachelor of Education degree in or its equivalent;
  • have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process and/or performance contracting;
  • have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
  • have a valid Teaching Certificate;
  • have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to other teachers;
  • meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
  • meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.


The duties and responsibilities of  Senior Head Teacher shall be to:-

  • prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time for evaluation;
  • teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to learners;
  • evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare learners for national and other examinations;
  • coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to teachers, nonteaching staff and learners and instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence;
  • ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by teachers, non-teaching staff and learners to create a conducive environment for learning;
  • supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum, by ensuring teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes and other professional documents;
  • ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and utilised by teachers and learners to support curriculum implementation;
  • be in charge of stores, requisition and proper maintenance of inventory for accountability and optimum utilisation;
  • promote harmonious relations and linkages between the school and stakeholders such as the local community, parents and private sector organisations; ensure safety and health of learners;
  • ensure security of institutional resources;
  • introduce new ideas and programmes for improvement in teaching and learning in the subjects of specialisation;
  • engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify, nurture and develop talents;
  • embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
  • serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive environment for learning;
  • provide guidance and counselling services to learners so as to instil norms and values for harmonious co-existence;
  • participate in curriculum development process, its implementation and evaluation so as to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and achievable in schools;
  • interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and learning;
  • organize workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further knowledge in subject areas;
  • organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
  • ensure learners are adequately prepared, registered and presented for the National Examinations in accordance with the Kenya National ExaminationCouncil Regulations;
  • interpret and implement policy decisions that pertain to training, recruitment and deployment of staff in compliance with relevant laws and regulations;
  • ensure appraisal of staff in the school;
  • promote the welfare of all staff and learners within the school for motivation, personal and professional growth;       manage issues of  succession in the school;
  • serve as the accounting officer of the school to ensure prudent utilisation and accounting for the financial resources in the school;
  • manage the school’s physical facilities for proper maintenance and upgrading on a regular basis; oversee procurement of goods and services, maintain inventories to ensure availability of the necessary facilities and items;
  • organize staff, Board of Management and parents meetings;
  • serve as secretary to the Board of Management;
  • facilitate access and retention of learners in the school;
  • any other as may be assigned.

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