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Head Teacher At Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKESK) – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HNDĀ ,Ā MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldEducation / TeachingĀ 

Role Summary

As the Head Teacher of the Junior School, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the studentsā€™ quality of education and their achievements. Working closely with the leadership team including school heads in the Nursery and Senior Schools, you will drive academic and extracurricular initiatives, ensuring the school’s adherence to and customisation of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) standards to the mission of the Academy. You will lead the students and staff, monitor performance against targets and quality indicators, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the school. Your leadership will be instrumental in positioning our institution as a beacon of educational excellence in Nairobi.


  • Develop and implement annual objectives and a comprehensive school development plan, aligning with AKES, Kenya’s vision for high-quality education.
  • Lead the effective teaching of the IB-PYP curriculum, fostering academic success and holistic development among students.
  • Monitor school performance, conduct regular evaluations, and provide insightful reports to senior leadership.
  • Strengthen the implementation of the IB-PYP curriculum, positioning the academy as a model school within the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
  • Ensure compliance with authorisation requirements and prioritise studentsā€™ wellbeing through personalised support initiatives.
  • Cultivate a high-performance team and support teachers in curriculum implementation and professional development.
  • Manage the school’s budget, resources, and assets, ensuring efficient allocation in line with AKES, Kenya’s policies.
  • Foster strong relationships with parents and the community, championing collaborative partnerships and effective communication channels.
  • Implement robust safeguarding policies and crisis response plans, prioritizing the well-being of students and staff.
  • Ensure systems are in place for tracking individual studentā€™s progress through the school year and through the school and identify areas where students need additional support to ensure ā€œno child is left behindā€
  • Ensure that the school has appropriate teaching and learning resources through the annual budgeting process while adhering to the guidelines and policies of the AKES, Kenya.
  • Liaison with leadership to support the development of the Academy as a whole.

The requirements


  • Bachelorā€™s Degree in Education/a post-graduate degree in Education from an accredited university, with successful IB experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in international curriculum schools, of which, at least 5 years should be within an IB PYP leadership role
  • Good understanding of, and experience in, curriculum management, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Understand that the needs of students are constantly changing, and an ability to evaluate and develop the educational offering in response
  • Proven experience in leading strategies for raising studentsā€™ achievement, school improvement planning, implementation and self-evaluation
  • Experience in the developing world and Africa are highly desirable
  • Candidates currently in Kenya will require TSC registration

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKESK) on to apply

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