Vanessa Grant Girls’ School Principal Jobs in Kenya

Vanessa Grant Girls’ School Principal Jobs in Kenya

Coe Values

It is fundamental that the Principal VGGS understands and is fully in agreement with the Vision Mission and Ethos Statement of the school and is prepared to abide by it in full having read it carefully and then committed to it by signing.

The School

The Vanessa Grant Girls’ School (VGGS) is a boarding secondary school that opened in January
2010.

The core facilities are in place and additional ones are being developed all the time. It is
situated near Rongai about 30 Kms from Nakuru on a spacious and secure site. Currently there are
390 students in the school and we plan to move steadily to the capacity of 460 in the next few
years.

The future success of Kenya lies in the hands of girls as much as boys, yet girls do not have as much access to the best educational opportunities as boys.

The VGGS seeks to address this. It will provide a facility on a par with the best boys’ schools, delivering the Kenyan curriculum, with particular
emphasis on excellent IT and Science teaching and facilities and quality teaching standards
throughout.

It is a selective fee paying school, with bursaries for poorer but able girls. The current minimum entry level is 350 marks in KCSE. We expect this bar to rise. The first 24 girls to sit KCSE in 2012 achieved a mean score of 9.2. In addition to a superb academic programme, the girls are expected to develop strong leadership skills and a sense of service to the community both within and outside the school.

The girls take pride in their school and are expected to retain a loyalty to the foundation after they have left.

They will always be encouraged to return and, in time, to give back in some way as
recognition of the benefits given to them as students.

School life will centre around the chapel and a
daily act of Christian worship.

The school has been established by a charitable trust run by a Board of Management answerable to the Trustees.

The trust itself is known as the ‘Vanessa Grant Girls’ School Trust (VGGST)’. The Principal reports to the Board of Management and attends meetings of the full board and its subcommittees,
unless directed otherwise.

The Principal is answerable to the Board of Management and will be responsible for the
implementation of the policies and instructions of the Board of Management and/or the Trustees.

The Principle

This post requires a dynamic and proactive approach. Responsibilities will include:

  • Marketing and promoting the school;
  • Identification, employment and retention of quality teachers in conjunction with the
    Admissions Committee;
  • In conjunction with the Admissions Committee to help identify students eligible for
    bursaries for recommendation to the Board of Management;
  • Designing, reviewing and developing the curriculum, both academic and extra-curricular;
  • Co-coordinating with Kenya National examination council to supervise the administration of external examination in the school;
  • Implement the necessary policies according to the MOE and TSC
  • Working with the Project Manager (John Onslow) to plan the development of the school.
  • Motivating and monitoring the performance of auxiliary staff, with particular focus on the
    catering and provision of well-prepared wholesome meals.
  • Formulating and agreeing the annual budget with the Finance Officer for presentation to
    the BOM;
  • Advertising for and recruiting students;
  • Screening students’ applications with the Admissions Committee;
  • Development of the spiritual dimension of the school;
  • Make sure reviews are carried out with every member of staff every year.
  • Oversee and develop the annual workshop for bursary supported students
  • All other activities involved in the development and running of a high performing school.
  • The successful applicant will be registered with the TSC and will have had experience teaching the relevant age group, namely Form 1 to Form 4.
  • It will be an advantage to have previously held a position of seniority and responsibility, to have experience in management, and to display strong and visible leadership skills.
  • The Principal should be a practicing Christian, content with orthodox Anglican theology. The Principal will be expected to do some significant teaching.
  • The Principal is the school’s chief administrator and is responsible to the Board of Management for the development of the school and its smooth running, both in daily routine and special
    events.
  • Above all, the Principal is responsible for the recruitment, care and nurture of the
    students and for maintaining high standards in everything that the school does.
  • The Principal will take full responsibility for all academic and disciplinary matters within the school.
  • The Principal is expected to guide, inspire and encourage all staff and students to fulfill their potential.
  • Budget preparation takes place in October for the following year and is carried out with the HODs of all departments, academic and non-teaching.
  • This is first and foremost a development planning tool as well as a cost control tool.
  • Once the annual budget has been agreed and signed, the control of expenditure is through the Finance Officer with all payments authorized by the Principal and The Finance Officer.
  • Strict adherence to the budget is mandatory and any exceptional payments require approval from the BOM.
  • Whenever absent from school, responsibility will be formally handed to the Deputy-Principal.
  • Either the Principal of Deputy-Principal will be resident at all times during term time.
  • The Trustees and Board of Management reserve the right to amend the responsibilities and duties of the Principal.

    The Students
  • The Principal will be responsible for the welfare of the students.
  • This includes recruitment and ensuring strict adherence to the admissions policy and entrance procedure.
  • The school caters for able girls who have the potential to achieve high academic standards and good exam results.
  • They should be potential leaders and ultimately take on key roles in Kenyan society in the future, whether in business, professions, social welfare or politics.
  • The Principal is responsible for planning and overseeing the implementation of an effective curriculum, timetable and organisation of the school day, and reviewing these as appropriate.
  • The Principal oversees the regular monitoring and recording of students’ progress and ensures that parents are provided with regular and helpful reports.
  • There is a need to keep abreast of current educational thinking.
  • An important part of the Principal’s role is proactive maintenance of good relations with
    parents and advising them and the students on suitable career choices.
  • The Principal is responsible for ensuring that there is an appropriate balance between all areas of school life, and that activities that do not always lead to formal examinations, such as art, music, drama, sport and community involvement have their proper place within the life of the School.
  • The Principal should also maintain good relationships with the local community and other schools, the District and Area Education offices and with other professional bodies and former students.
  • The Principal is responsible for overseeing the boarding provision and maintaining the highest possible standards of pastoral care.
  • There is a need to ensure that appropriate systems of care are in operation in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education and other regulatory bodies, such as
    the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Services.

    The Staff
  • The Principal is responsible to the Board of Management for the appointment of all teaching staff, giving attention to their support, guidance, assessment, in-service training and professional development.
  • The Principal is responsible to the Board of Management for the financial management of the
    school with the assistance of the School’s Finance Officer, who is appointed by the Board of
    Management.

    The Parents
  • The Principal is responsible for making parents welcome within the school and for keeping them fully informed about the school and any developments.
  • The Principal is also responsible for efficient fee collection and managing any debts in conjunction with the Finance Officer.

    Remuneration
  • A competitive salary package will reflect the importance of this appointment.
  • The Principal will be expected to occupy the house provided within the school grounds.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th August 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Vanessa Grant Girls’ School Principal Jobs in Kenya

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