St Andrew’s Turi Head of Modern Foreign Languages - Prep School Jobs in Kenya

St Andrew’s Turi Head of Modern Foreign Languages - Prep School Jobs in Kenya

The Role

  • St Andrew’s, Prep School is seeking to appoint a appoint a Head of Modern Foreign Languages who will be responsible to the Deputy Head Academic for the provision of MFL throughout the Preparatory School, as well as contributing across all areas of school life.

  • Their chief responsibility will be to provide the highest standards of French
    with the aim of achieving excellent learning outcomes for each child through
    outstanding teaching and learning within the department. They will also oversee the delivery of our Kiswahili curriculum. St Andrew’s Prep School follows the British Curriculum in terms of its French provision, and is also a centre for the DELF qualifications, which many of its pupils also sit. The School follows
    the Kenyan National curriculum for Kiswahili.

  • A suitable candidate may be offered one of the following responsibilities: Girls
    boarding houseparent, Assistant Head Pastoral, and Equestrian Manager may also be available to the suitable candidate.

    Person Specification

  • Working at St Andrew’s Prep School is an exciting and dynamic experience.

  • We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not
    only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges.

  • There are some things that are essential to working with us. The successful

  • Candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian
    ethos. They will have to have a good degree as well as a recognized teaching qualification, such as PGCE, and of course, the relevant experience.

  • Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and the pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient.

  • This post would suit a current Head of Department looking for a new challenge and
    looking to develop their leadership skills.

  • Alternatively, the role might suit an
    exceptional individual with experience
    gained as a Teacher of French and/or Kiswahili who has a desire for greater challenge and responsibility.

  • Experience of working in a Prep School, or
    in boarding would be desirable, but not
    essential. Above all, what matters is a
    commitment to help us provide a worldclass education for our children


  • A good degree

  • Recognized teaching qualification e.g. PGCE


  • A demonstrable commitment to professional self-improvement


  • Experience of teaching KS3 in

  • A proven track record of excellent teaching and classroom management skills

  • Successful experience in raising student achievement and
    adding value.


  • Current Head of Department

  • Experience of teaching KS2/
    KS4 in French

  • Experience of teaching Kiswahili

  • Experience of boarding


  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

  • Well developed ICT Skills

  • Ability to use a range of teaching strategies to support the full range of educational needs.


  • Evidence of being able to lead , manage and be responsible for initiatives/ developments.

  • Knowledge of current generic
    developments in teaching and learning


  • Support the School’s Christian ethos

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Enthusiasm for the subject and a desire to communicate that to others.

  • Willing to work within the context of a busy boarding School including evening and
    weekend duties.


  • An ability to offer cocurricular expertise, e.g. Coach games

  • Knowledge of child protection procedures

  • Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to personal development of our pupils.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; St Andrew’s Turi Head of Modern Foreign Languages - Prep School Jobs in Kenya

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