PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

PRIMARY TEACHER II T-SCALE 5
This is the entry grade for primary school teachers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-

  • have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean
    Grade C (Plain) or other recognized equivalent qualifications;
  • have a Primary Teacher Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent;
    have been registered as a teacher and in possession of a valid Teaching
    Certificate;
  •  meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
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  • any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is the entry grade for primary school teachers. The duties of a teacher at this
level shall be to:-

  • prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and
    maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is
    covered in time for evaluation;
  • teach the subjects of specialization and impart knowledge, skills and
    attitudes to the learner;
  • evaluate learners in subjects of specialization and prepare them for national
    and other examinations.
  • introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching
    and learning in the subjects of specialisation;
  •  ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery through
    teamwork and collaborative planning;
  • serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive
    environment for learning;
  • provide guidance and counselling services to learners to instil norms and
    values for harmonious co-existence;
  • ensure safety and health of learners;
  • ensure cleanliness of the school compound and tidiness of learners;
  •  participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas, and enhance
    knowledge in the subject areas;
  • engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
    nurture and develop talents;
  • organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps; and
    xiv. any other duty as may be assigned.

PRIMARY TEACHER I- T-SCALE 6

This is a promotional grade for primary school teachers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

  • To qualify for promotion to the grade of Primary Teacher I, a teacher must:-
    have served as Primary Teacher II T-Scale 5 for a minimum period of three
    (3) years;
  • have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
  •  have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
  •  have a valid Teaching Certificate;
  •  have demonstrated mastery of classroom management;
  •  meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
  •  any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain
academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time
for evaluation;
ii. teach the subjects of specialization and impart knowledge, skills and attitudes
to learner;
iii. evaluate the learners in subjects of specialisation and prepare learners for
national and other examination;
iv. introduce new ideas and programmes for improvement in teaching and
learning in subjects of specialisation;
v. ensure safety and health of learners;
vi. ensure cleanliness of the school compound and tidiness of learners;
vii. ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery through
teamwork and collaborative planning;
viii. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive
environment for learning;
ix. provide guidance and counselling services to learners to instil norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
x. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas, and enhance
knowledge in subject areas;
xi. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents; and
xii. organize remedial actions for learners with performance gaps.

SENIOR TEACHER II – T-SCALE 7

This is a promotional grade and an entry to the administrative cadre. Promotion to
this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the
establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to the grade of Senior Teacher II, a teacher must: –
i. have served as Primary Teacher I T-Scale 6 for a minimum period of three (3)
years;
ii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to
other teachers;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain
academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time
for evaluation;
ii. teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge and skills to the
learners;
iii. evaluate the learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for
national and other examinations;
iv. provide new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and
learning in the subjects of specialisation;
v. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure
consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
vi. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create conducive
environment for learning;
vii. provide guidance and counselling services to learners to instil norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
viii. organise workshops/seminars/ symposiums to share ideas, and further
knowledge in subjects areas;
ix. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
x. collect, collate and maintain all school records such as; enrolment, teaching
and learning resources, evaluation records, attendance registers;
xi. organise and coordinate school based in-service programmes to build teachers
capacity for improved teaching and learning;
xii. organise school based and zonal subject panels to facilitate sharing of
knowledge, innovations and new trends;
xiii. coordinate gender mainstreaming issues for teachers and learners in curricular
and co-curricular activities such as sports to ensure gender equity, equitable
participation and maximization of potential of teachers and learners;
xiv. ensure safety and health of learners;
xv. ensure cleanliness of the school compound and tidiness of learners;
xvi. ensure discipline in school and arbitrate disputes among learners;
xvii. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents;
xviii. serve as secretary to the school disciplinary committee;
xix. any other duty as may be assigned.

SENIOR TEACHER I – T-SCALE 8

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in Primary Schools.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

For appointment to the grade of Senior Teacher I, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Senior Teacher II T- Scale 7 for a minimum period of three
(3) years;
ii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to
other teachers;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain
academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time
for evaluation;
ii. teach subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to
learners;
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iii. evaluate learners in subjects of specialization and prepare them for national
and other examinations;
iv. introduce new ideas and programmes for improvement in teaching and
learning in subjects of specialisation;
v. collect, collate and maintain all school records such as enrolment, teaching
and learning resources, evaluation records and attendance registers;
vi. organise and coordinate school based in-service programmes to upgrade
teacher’s knowledge and skills for improved teaching and learning;
vii. organise school based and zonal subject panels to facilitate sharing of
knowledge, innovations and new trends;
viii. coordinate gender mainstreaming issues for teachers and learners in curricular
and co-curricular activities such as sports to ensure gender equity, equitable
participation and maximization of potential of teachers and learners;
ix. ensure discipline in school is maintained and arbitrate any disputes;
x. supervise cleanliness of the school compound and ensure the learners are tidy;
xi. serve as secretary to the school disciplinary committee.
xii. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure
consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
xiii. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create conducive
environment for learning;
xiv. provide guidance and counselling services to the learners and instil norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
xv. initiate curriculum development process, its implementation and evaluation to
ensure it is relevant and achievable in schools;
xvi. interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and
learning; organise workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further
knowledge in subjects areas;
xvii. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents;
xviii. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps; and
xix. any other duty as assigned.

DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II- T-SCALE 9

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. The
Deputy Head Teacher II will report to the Head Teacher. He/she will be required to
have knowledge on the development and implementation of the curriculum,
education policies and programmes.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to the grade of Deputy Head Teacher II, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Senior Teacher I T- Scale 8 for a minimum period of three (3)
years; have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal;
ii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iii. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
iv. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional
support to other teachers;
v. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vi. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

 DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER I T-SCALE 10

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. The
Deputy Head Teacher I will report to the Head Teacher. He/she will be required to
have knowledge on the development and implementation of the curriculum,
education policies and programmes.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
To qualify for appointment to the grade of Deputy Head Teacher I, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Deputy Head Teacher II T-Scale 9 for a minimum period of
three (3) years;
ii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
iv. demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to
other teachers;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPUTY HEAD
TEACHER II AND I T-SCALE 9 & 10

i. The duties and responsibilities of Deputy Head Teacher II and I shall be to:-
coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners to instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence; ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by the teachers,
non-teaching staff and learners to create a conducive environment for
learning;
ii. supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum by ensuring
schemes of work and lesson plans are done by teachers;
iii. ensure internal examinations and assessments are carried out;
iv. ensure implementation of scheduled instructional programmes;
v. ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and
utilised by the teachers and learners to support curriculum implementation;
vi. be in charge of stores requisition and maintenance of proper inventory for
accountability and optimum utilisation;
vii. supervise teaching and non-teaching staff for proper discharge of tuition
programmes;
viii. organise and supervise school activities including maintenance of cleanliness
and general repairs of buildings;
ix. be the secretary to the staff meetings and maintain records of the proceedings;
x. maintain staff and learners’ records such as learners’ registers, staff
attendance, leave management forms and learners’ discipline cases;
xi. appraise the Senior Teacher and other teachers;

xii. assist the head teacher in promoting harmonious relations and linkages
between the school and stakeholders such as the local community, parents and
private sector organisations;
xiii. ensure safety and security of learners and institutional resources;
xiv. to prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and
maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is
covered in time for evaluation;
xv. teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes
to the learners;
xvi. evaluate learners in subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national
and other examinations;
xvii. introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and
learning in the subjects of specialisation;
xviii. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure
consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
xix. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive
environment for learning;
xx. provide guidance and counselling services to the learners to instil norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
xxi. Participate in curriculum development process, its implementation and
evaluation to ensure the curriculum is relevant and achievable in schools;
xxii. interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and
learning;
xxiii. organize workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further
knowledge in subject areas;
xxiv. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents;
xxv. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps; and
xxvi. any other assigned as may be assigned.

 HEAD TEACHER T-SCALE 10

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. The
Head Teacher is the lead educator and the accounting officer in the school. He/she
is responsible for the provision of leadership in implementation of the curriculum,
educational policies and programs. He/she also leads in the development and
implementation of the school’s strategy, work plans, budgets, and supervises the
operations of the school.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to the grade of Head Teacher, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Deputy Head Teacher II TSC Scale 9 for a minimum period
of three (3) years;
ii. be in possession of a Bachelor of Education degree in or its equivalent;
iii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iv. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
v. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional
support to other teachers;
vi. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vii. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
viii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

SENIOR HEAD TEACHER T- SCALE 11

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. The
Senior Head Teacher is the lead educator and the accounting officer in the school.
He/she is responsible for the provision of leadership in implementation of the
curriculum, educational policies and programs. He/she also leads in the
development and implementation of the school’s strategy, work plans, budgets, and
supervises the operations of the school.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to the grade of Senior Head Teacher, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher I T-Scale 10 for a
minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. be in possession of a Bachelor of Education degree in or its equivalent;
iii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process and/or
performance contracting;
iv. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional
support to other teachers;
vii. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
viii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF HEAD TEACHER &
SENIOR HEAD TEACHER TSCALE 10 & 11

The duties and responsibilities of Head Teacher and Senior Head Teacher shall be
to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain
academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time
for evaluation;
ii. teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes
to learners;
iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare learners for national
and other examinations;
iv. coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to teachers, nonteaching staff and learners and instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence;
v. ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by teachers, non-teaching
staff and learners to create a conducive environment for learning;
vi. supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum, by
ensuring teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes and
other professional documents;
vii. ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and
utilised by teachers and learners to support curriculum implementation;
viii. be in charge of stores, requisition and proper maintenance of inventory for
accountability and optimum utilisation;
ix. promote harmonious relations and linkages between the school and
stakeholders such as the local community, parents and private sector
organisations; ensure safety and health of learners;
x. ensure security of institutional resources;
xi. introduce new ideas and programmes for improvement in teaching and
learning in the subjects of specialisation;
xii. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents;
xiii. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure
consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
xiv. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive
environment for learning;
xv. provide guidance and counselling services to learners so as to instil norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
xvi. participate in curriculum development process, its implementation and
evaluation so as to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and achievable in
schools;
xvii. interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and
learning;
xviii. organize workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further
knowledge in subject areas;
xix. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
xx. ensure learners are adequately prepared, registered and presented for the
National Examinations in accordance with the Kenya National Examination
Council Regulations;
xxi. interpret and implement policy decisions that pertain to training, recruitment
and deployment of staff in compliance with relevant laws and regulations;
xxii. ensure appraisal of staff in the school;
xxiii. promote the welfare of all staff and learners within the school for motivation,
personal and professional growth;
xxiv. manage issues of succession in the school;
xxv. serve as the accounting officer of the school to ensure prudent utilisation and
accounting for the financial resources in the school;
xxvi. manage the school’s physical facilities for proper maintenance and upgrading
on a regular basis;
xxvii. oversee procurement of goods and services, maintain inventories to ensure
availability of the necessary facilities and items;
xxviii. organize staff, Board of Management and parents meetings;
xxix. serve as secretary to the Board of Management;
xxx. facilitate access and retention of learners in the school;
xxxi. any other as may be assigned.

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