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Teacher of English – Maternity Cover (Senior School) At St Andrew’s School – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNakuru
  • Job FieldEducation / Teaching 

The Role 

St Andrew’s School Turi welcomes applications for the role of Teacher of English (Maternity Cover).  The Teacher of English will report to the Head of Faculty of English and will be a member of the  Academic teaching team.

The successful candidate will join a thriving and well experienced department, achieving excellent results at A level and (I) GCSE.  They will be expected to teach from Year 9 to Year 11.  An ability to teach A Level would be an added advantage.  They will also be fully involved in the outstanding Sports and Outdoor Education Provision. 

As a full boarding school, St Andrew’s is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding programme to which all staff contribute.  The successful candidate will be an academic tutor and attached to a specific boarding house for duties. 

St Andrew’s School is embarking on a major investment in school resources, including the construction of new classrooms, boarding houses and a designated STEAM centre.  The successful candidate will have a key role in shaping the future of St Andrew’s.

If this position excites you, apply, and I look forward to hearing from you and ask that you bring your passion, energy and innovative ideas that could contribute to our school community. In return, we will offer a warm and committed staffroom of highly professional colleagues who delight in guiding our students to seek their highest and students who are committed to improving themselves. 

The School 

St Andrew’s, Turi is one of the leading international schools in Africa. Founded in 1931, it has grown to comprise both Preparatory and Senior Schools. St Andrew’s is a full boarding school, situated on a beautiful 450- acre site on the western slopes of the Rift Valley, North West of Nairobi, and at an altitude of 2500m (making it malaria free) where the wonderful climate makes it one of the most sought-after places to live in Kenya.

St Andrew’s has a strong Christian foundation and ethos, which continue to define and govern the nature and work of the School. The Senior School has over 365 students (The Prep School has 230 students) from over 25 nations, with the majority hailing from Africa. The School’s distinctive Christian character is evident in all aspects of School life, with children from all faith backgrounds welcome.

Person Specification 

Working at St Andrew’s, Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience. Our desire is to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to develop their skills and leadership capacities and embrace new experiences and challenges.

Knowledge and Experience


  • A good degree
  • Relevant post graduate study
  • A teaching qualification
  • An additional qualification of educational management


  • A clear understanding of and affinity for the school’s ethos
  • Knowledge of the Edexcel examination specification
  • Understanding of the British Curriculum


  • Teaching engaging and challenging English lessons to Y9 – 11 students
  • Teaching of the iGCSE Curriculum
  • Planning English lessons to enable all students to thrive and develop, utilizing best practice in planning for assessment for learning and differentiation
  • Teaching A Level Curriculum
  • Providing meaningful feedback to students, using formative assessment as a guide for future learning
  • Working collaboratively in a successful department, learning from colleagues in terms of striving for the best practice.

Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent knowledge and delivery of the English curriculum and assessment materials
  • Purpose, the highest standards of personal integrity, someone who seeks the highest in all they do
  • A strong personal empathy with the School’s Christian ethos
  • An outstanding understanding of the collection, analysis and use of data to improve student outcomes
  • A professional demeanor that is supportive, encouraging, compassionate and inclusive
  • Impressive personal presence and presentation
  • Excellent literate and numerate skills, be excellent in the use of IT and with a keen eye for detail
  • High work standards evidenced by a consistently thorough detailed and organised approach
  • The presence, intellect, tact and credibility to represent the School at all levels and to a variety of audiences
  • Vision, creativity and imagination combined with the ability to operate at a strategic level
  • First class oral and written communication, and presentation skills
  • High levels of discretion and confidentiality
  • The ability to manage and prioritise a diverse workload, to meet deadlines and to work calmly under pressure


The overarching responsibilities of the role include:

  • Promoting the Christian ethos of the School
  • Establishing and developing a culture of excellence
  • Ensuring delivery of excellent English provision at the Senior School
  • Developing and improving the overall quality of academic provision
  • Developing and delivering outstanding assessment for learning, in line with school policy
  • Ensuring accurate reporting data and identifying trends to improve academic outcomes for all

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to St Andrew’s School on to apply

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