St Andrew’s School Head of English - Prep School Jobs in Kenya

St Andrew’s School Head of English - Prep School Jobs in Kenya

The Role

St Andrew's School, Turi is looking for an experienced Head of English to lead our highly effective and competent team of English teachers. The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Head Academic and will be expected to deliver high quality and exciting provision in the academic classroom for able and talented students.

If you are with experience, along with passion for leading and developing our deliver of English Teaching, then you are the one we are looking for. The Head of English is a member of the Heads of Department Team, and leads our highly effective and competent team of English teachers.

It is also wonderful opportunity to not only contribute to our fantastic school, but also to tempt you to consider living in a beautiful location in the Rift Valley of Kenya. You will also be able to join our successful full boarding School, particularly as we launch our new Turi Leadership Pathway, a programme that develops the heart, minds, bodies and souls of our students so they become transformational leaders.

The School

St Andrew’s, Turi is one of the leading international schools in Africa. Founded as a Preparatory School in 1931, it has grown to comprise of 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 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 Preparatory School has 230 students (The Senior School has 350 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 and embrace new experiences and challenges.


  • A degree result of 2:1 or its equivalent

  • A teaching degree i.e. PGCE
    an additional qualification of educational management


  • A clear understanding of and affinity for the School's ethos

  • Knowledge of the requirement and operation of ISI or equivalent inspectorate

  • Recent experience and knowledge of leading an English Department

  • An understanding of effective leadership and management in relation to co-curricular provision.


  • Leadership experience, including energy, resilience and a track record of enthusing and motivating others

  • Current Head of Department

  • Experience of teaching KS2 or KS4 English

  • Relevant experience in a Prep School context

  • Relevant experience in working in a boarding school.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; St Andrew’s School Head of English - Prep School Jobs in Kenya

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