6 Apr 2021

Head of Art & Design Technology (Prep School) at St Andrew’s School

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Job Description

St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 550 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 220 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 330 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is fully coeducational and the great majority are boarders. The School has an overtly Christian foundation and sees its overall aim as encouraging young men and women to ‘live and lead with integrity’.

The Role

St Andrew’s, Prep School is seeking to appoint a appoint a Head of Art & Technology who will be responsible to the Deputy Head Academic for the provision
of Art 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 Art with the aim of achieving excellent learning outcome for each child through outstanding teaching and learning within the department. The Head of Art could
teach from Years 1 to 8. St Andrew’s Prep School follows the British Curriculum throughout the School. St Andrew’s Prep School is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute. A suitable candidate may be offered any of the following positions, Girls boarding houseparent, Assistant Head Pastoral, and Equestrian Manager.

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 Art 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 world

Method of Application

If you meet the above criteria, please complete the School Application Forms, and send together with an application letter, and a detailed CV to the

[email protected]

The Applications forms are available on the School website, or from the HR Director

Closing Date : 8th April, 2021


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