Hillcrest International Schools Teacher – English and Drama Jobs in Kenya

Hillcrest International Schools Teacher – English and Drama Jobs in Kenya

Responsible for

  • Student Outcomes

    Duties and Role

  • Ensure effective learning for all students through excellent teaching and delivery of well-planned and organized lessons across key stages.

  • Assess, record and report on the development, progress, and attainment of students.

  • Use appropriate strategies to ensure outstanding student progress and well-being.
    Set and mark challenging class and homework according to school policy.

  • Support the development of teaching materials and courses of study.

  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for public examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations.

  • Liaise with parents and support staff to ensure excellent attainment.

  • Support extended intervention/enrichment activities to enhance students’ learning experience.

  • Manage the behavior of students in classrooms and around the school.

  • Maintain an organized and well-presented learning environment for students.

  • Contributing to the maintenance of a supportive and stimulating learning environment for all students

  • Support and uphold the requirements of school polices.

  • Adhere to the staff code of conduct.

  • Be an effective form tutor.

  • Be responsible for ensuring subject knowledge is developed and participate in staff training and development.

  • Attend team/staff meetings and participate in open evenings.

  • Participate in relevant administrative and organisational tasks.

    Person Specification


  • Degree or equivalent in relevant subject

  • Qualified teacher status.

  • Recent and relevant professional development.

  • Postgraduate qualifications in the teaching subject


  • Must have taught subject syllabus at both IGCSE and GCE A Level for at least 2 years

  • Teaching that is good or better which impacts positively on student progress.

  • Broad knowledge of relevant curriculum areas at different Key Stages including a sound understanding of assessment and monitoring.

  • Experience in the use of data tracking and target setting to raise attainment and identify under performance.

  • An understanding and appreciation of the value of interesting and stimulating display and other motivational materials.

  • To be able to use ICT effectively.
    Leadership experience at departmental level

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the subject.

  • A commitment to and knowledge of effective strategies to maintain and raise attainment, in particular,
    to address the differing needs which exist in the mixed-ability classroom, which includes second language learners.

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to teaching

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a range of audiences.

  • Proven administrative, time management and organizational skills

    Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • A commitment to multi-cultural education, the schools vision and ethos, equal opportunities policy and practice.

  • A commitment to, and understanding of the wider aspects of student development including tutoring and PSHCE.

  • A willingness to initiate and participate in both cross-curricular and extracurricular activities.

  • The ability to establish effective and appropriate relationships with students.

  • The ability to be a successful team member

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to parents, external agencies and the wider community.

  • Flexible, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • A reflective practitioner who responds to change positively.

  • Understanding of the importance of professionalism and confidentiality.

  • A commitment to being a role model for staff and students in relation to overall conduct to include the following: dress code, attendance, and timekeeping.

  • A corporate citizen involved in the school community and demonstrates Hillcrest’s philosophy and core values.

  • Has the potential for further promotion and a commitment to career development.

  • To apply, send a cover letter detailing relevant experience and teaching philosophy, a detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees, copies of academic and professional certificates and TSC certificate to recruitment@hillcrest.ac.ke no later than 17 February 2020.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Hillcrest International Schools Teacher – English and Drama Jobs in Kenya

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