SECONDARY TEACHERS

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER III T-SCALE 6

This is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in
Education.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a
minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;
ii. be in possession of a Diploma in Education (with two teaching subjects) or its
equivalent;
iii. have attained a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at
KCSE level;
iv. be a registered teacher with a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vi. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

SECONDARY TEACHER II –T- SCALE 7

This is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s
Degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of
Diploma in Education.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. be in possession of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with
a minimum mean grade of C+ or its equivalent;
ii. be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with two teaching
subjects; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area with two teaching subjects
plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE);
iii. have attained a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at
KCSE level;
iv. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and meet any
other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION

To qualify for promotion to this grade, a teacher must-:
i. have served in the grade of Secondary Teacher III 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. have a valid Teaching Certificate; and
v. Any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SECONDARY TEACHER
III &II

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, skills and attitudes
to learners;
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iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national
and other examinations;
iv. introduce 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;
vii. provide guidance and counselling services to learners and instill norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
viii. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums so as to share ideas and
enhance knowledge in subject areas;
ix. ensure safety and health of learners;
x. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
xi. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents; and
xii. any other duty as may be assigned.

 SECONDARY TEACHER I T-SCALE 8

This is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary school.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Secondary School 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. have a valid Teaching Certificate; and
v. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

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, skills and attitudes
to learners;
iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national
and other examinations;
iv. introduce 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;
vii. provide guidance and counselling services to learners and instil norms and
values for harmonious co-existence;
viii. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums so as to share ideas and
enhance knowledge in subject areas;
ix. ensure safety and health of learners;
x. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
xi. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify,
nurture and develop talents; and
xii. any other duty as may be assigned.

SENIOR MASTER IV T-SCALE 9

This is a promotional and an entry grade for institutional administrators in secondary
schools. A teacher appointed to this grade is expected to provide professional
support, mentorship, guidance and counselling to the teachers in 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 Master IV, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Secondary Teacher I T-Scale 8 for a minimum period of three
(3) years;
ii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
iv. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vi. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

 SENIOR MASTER III T-SCALE 10

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in secondary schools. A
teacher appointed to this grade is expected to provide professional support,
mentorship, guidance and counselling to the teachers in the school. He/she will
perform administrative duties as assigned by the Commission.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Senior Master IV T- Scale 9 for a minimum period of three (3)
years;
ii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
iv. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide support to other
teachers;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

 SENIOR MASTER II T-SCALE-11

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in secondary schools. A
teacher appointed to this grade is expected to provide professional support,
mentorship, guidance and counselling to the teachers in the school. He/she will
perform administrative duties as assigned by the Commission.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as a Senior Master III T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three
(3) years;
ii. have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process; have
successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD)modules;
iii. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
iv. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide support to other
teachers;
v. meet the provisions of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vi. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

 SENIOR MASTER I T- SCALE 12

This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in secondary schools. A
teacher appointed to this grade is expected to provide professional support,
mentorship, guidance and counselling to the teachers in the school. He/she will
perform administrative duties as assigned by the Commission.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Senior Master II or Deputy Principal III T- Scale 11 for a
minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
iv. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide support to other
teachers;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and meet any
other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SENIOR MASTER IV, III,
II & I T-SCALE 9, 10, 11 AND 12

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;
iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national
and other examinations;
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iv. initiate 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;
vii. provide guidance and counselling services and instil norms and values for
harmonious co-existence;
viii. ensure safety and health of learners;
ix. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas with a view to
enhance knowledge in subject areas;
x. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
xi. induct and guide new teachers and teacher trainees on their duties, the rules
and culture of the institution;
xii. ensure proper and optimal utilisation of resources allocated for training and
learning;
xiii. coordinate preparation and production of course materials necessary for
curriculum delivery;
xiv. participate and/or conduct research in subjects of specialization.
xv. interpret and implement policy decisions in subjects of specialisation within
the department so as to further knowledge;
xvi. mentor and coach staff in subjects of specialisation to improve knowledge,
skills and performance;
xvii. supervise co-curricular activities to enhance learning and provide a broad
spectrum for learners to share ideas and nurture innovations;
xviii. ensure proper care and maintenance of institutional assets related to the
teaching areas;
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xix. participate in the development of the school’s master timetable;
xx. initiate the publication of research to contribute in the dissemination of
knowledge;
xxi. initiate and supervise income generating projects for the institution to be selfreliant; and
xxii. any other duty as may be assigned.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL III T-SCALE 11

This is a promotional and an entry grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools.
The Deputy Principal III will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to
the Principal of the institution in the development and implementation of education
plans, policies, programs and curriculum activities.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

For appointment to this grade one must:-
i. have served as Senior Master III T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three
(3) years;
ii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution;
v. have a Master’s degree in a relevant area;
vi. have a valid Teaching Certificate; and
vii. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL II T-SCALE 12

This is a promotional position for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. The
Deputy Principal II will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to the
Principal of the institution in the development and implementation of education
plans, policies, programs and curriculum activities.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

For appointment to this grade one must:-
i. have served as Deputy Principal III or Senior Master II T-Scale 11 for a
minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
v. have a Master’s degree in a relevant area;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL I T-SCALE 13

This is a promotional grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. The Deputy
Principal II will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to the Principal
of the institution in the development and implementation of education plans,
policies, programs and curriculum activities.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

For appointment to this grade one must:-
i. have served as Deputy Principal II or Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a
minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. be a holder of Master’s degree in a relevant area;
iii. have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iv. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPUTY PRINCIPAL III,
II & I T- SCALES 11, 12 & 13

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 the
learner;
iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare learners for national
and other examinations;
iv. initiate 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;
vii. participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas so as to enhance
knowledge in subject areas;
viii. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
ix. induct and guide new teachers and teacher trainees on their duties, the rules
and culture of the institution;
x. ensure proper and optimal utilization of resources allocated for training and
learning;
xi. coordinate preparation and production of course materials for curriculum
delivery;
xii. participate and/or conduct research in subjects of specialization;
xiii. coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to teachers, nonteaching staff and learners so as to instil norms and values for harmonious
coexistence;
xiv. ensure proper discipline is maintained in the institution by the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners to create a conducive learning environment;
xv. supervise interpretation and implementation of the curriculum by ensuring
teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans and other professional
documents;
xvi. ensure internal examination and assessments are carried out;
xvii. ensure implementation of scheduled instructional programmes;
xviii. be in-charge of stores, requisition and the proper maintenance of inventories
for accountability and optimal utilization;
xix. assist the Principal in the supervision of teaching and non-teaching staff;
xx. assist the Principal in the organization and supervision of institutional
activities including maintenance of cleanliness and general repairs;
xxi. maintain records of proceedings of meetings and serve as secretary to the staff
meetings;
xxii. maintain staff and learners records for example learners registers, staff
attendance, leave management forms and discipline cases;
xxiii. appraise teachers;
xxiv. promote positive relations between the institution and stakeholders for
instance the local community, parents and private sector organizations;
xxv. ensure safety, health, security and welfare of learners;
xxvi. assist the Principal in prudent management of institutional resources;
xxvii. chair Heads of Departments’ meetings and Discipline Committees; and
xxviii. any other duty as may be assigned.

PRINCIPAL T-SCALE 13

This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. The Principal
is the lead educator and accounting officer and is responsible for the operational
management of the institution. He/she is also responsible for the development and
implementation of education plans, policies, programmes and curriculum activities
of the institution.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Deputy Principal II/Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a minimum
period of three (3) years;
ii. be a holder of Master’s degree in a relevant area;
iii. have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
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 deemed necessary by the Commission.

SENIOR PRINCIPAL T-SCALE 14

This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. The Senior
Principal is the lead educator and accounting officer and is responsible for the
operational management of the institution. He/she is also responsible for the
development and implementation of education plans, policies, programmes and
curriculum activities of the institution.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Principal/Deputy Principal I T-Scale 13 for a minimum period
of three (3) years;
ii. be a holder of Master’s Degree in a relevant area;
iii. have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal and/or Performance
Contracting process;
iv. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional
support to other teachers;
v. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules;
vi. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vii. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
viii. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

CHIEF PRINCIPAL T-SCALE 15

This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. The Chief
Principal is the lead educator and accounting officer and is responsible for the
operational management of the institution. He/she is also responsible for the
development and implementation of education plans, policies, programmes and
curriculum activities of the institution.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Senior Principal T-Scale 14 for a minimum period of three (3)
years;
ii. be a holder of Master’s Degree in a relevant area;
iii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal and performance
contracting process;
iv. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional
support to other teachers;
v. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
vi. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vii. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
viii. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRINCIPAL, SENIOR
PRINCIPAL & CHIEF PRINCIPAL T-SCALES 13, 14 & 15

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, skills and attitudes
to learners;
iii. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national
and other examinations;
iv. coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners and instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence;
v. ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners to create a conducive learning environment;
vi. supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum and ensure
teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans and other professional
documents;
vii. ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and
utilised by teachers and learners to support the curriculum implementation;
viii. oversee the requisition of stores and the proper maintenance of inventories to
achieve accountability and optimal utilisation;
ix. promote harmonious relations and linkages between the school and
stakeholders for instance the local community, parents and private sector
organisations;
x. introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and
learning in the subjects of specialisation;
xi. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure
consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
xii. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline;
xiii. interpret the curriculum in the school to ensure effective teaching and
learning;
xiv. oversee the organization of workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas
to enhance performance;
xv. oversee implementation of remedial actions to support learners with
performance gaps;
xvi. ensure health, safety and security of learners;
xvii. oversee prudent management of institutional resources;
xviii. ensure that learners are adequately prepared, registered and presented for the
national and other examinations;
xix. coordinate identification of an appropriate curriculum for the school to
provide more opportunities for learners in the optional subjects offered in the
curriculum;
xx. interpret and implement policy decisions on training, recruitment and
deployment of non-teaching staff in compliance with relevant laws and
regulations;
xxi. promote the welfare of all staff and learners within the school for motivation,
personal and professional growth;
xxii. manage issues of succession in the school;
xxiii. serve as the accounting officer of the institution and ensure prudent utilisation
of financial resources in the school;
xxiv. maintain the school’s physical facilities and upgrade the same on a regular
basis;
xxv. oversee procurement of goods and services, maintain all inventories and
ensure availability of the necessary facilities and items;
xxvi. organize staff, Board of Management and parents meetings;
xxvii. facilitate access and retention of learners in the school;
xxviii. serve as Secretary and advisor to the Board of Management;
xxix. participate in coordination of institutional and national examinations;
xxx. induct and mentor staff to promote professionalism and integrity in the
institution; and
xxxi. any other duty as may be assigned.

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