Promotion Trend For Acting Principal in JSS
Promotion Trend For Acting Principal in JSS. Primary headteachers who serve as principals in junior secondary schools will get pay increases from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The school heads have already received letters of deployment from the Commission authorizing them to use their managerial abilities in the classrooms.
The point of contention, however, has been whether or not the headteachers will make money by overseeing the operations of the schools.
It is now becoming clear that TSC would promote the headteachers by one job group in order to persuade them to accept their new duties.
This comes after information that the headteachers might serve as principals for a long time as the Commission tries to set up junior secondary management came to light.
The majority of primary school principals work in job group C4 (TSC grade 9), however some also work in job group C5 (TSC scale 10). A basic salary for those in C4 ranges from a minimum of sh. 52,308 to a maximum of sh. 65,385.
Additionally, TSC pays them a house allowance of Sh. 13,000 (for those who live elsewhere), a commuter allowance of Sh. 8,000, a hardship allowance of Sh. 14,650, and an annual leave allowance of Sh. 6,000.
The C4 headteachers will now be automatically transferred to the C5 job group. Here, their base pay ranges from sh. 62,272 as a minimum to sh. 77,840 as a maximum.
There will also be increased allowances. They will receive a house allowance of Sh. 15,400 (for those who live elsewhere), a commuter allowance of Sh. 8,000, a hardship allowance of Sh. 17,100, and an annual leave allowance of Sh. 6,000.
One headteacher we contacted online who has a junior secondary school on the premises said he is pleased to oversee this type of institution.
“I’m processing a KRA pin for our school right now with other BOM members so we can withdraw students for the junior secondary school. Gerald, a headteacher in Taita-Taveta, remarked, “There are so many things to be addressed to.
DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRINCIPAL OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
a) Works as the school’s accounting officer.
b) To establish objectives and benchmarks for the school’s activities.
b) Has financial authority over the school.
d) Maintains the facilities and infrastructure of the school.
g) Plans, develops, and oversees the school’s extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
f) Maintains order among the school’s faculty and pupils.
g) Ensures that the school’s official records are maintained, strictly follows the Ministry of Education’s authorized admissions and transfer list, and approves the issuing of testimonies and certificates.
h) Watches over the correct completion of the admission schedule of authorized external exams.
i) Keeps an eye on his deputy principal and deputy-principals’ performance.
j) Should be aware of how government rules and policies affect the educational system.
k) All incoming and outgoing mail has to be approved for action.
l) Maintains a positive working relationship with the school administration, the old students’ association, the school community, and other important stakeholders.
m) Must offer job descriptions for every member of the support personnel.
n) Must schedule a minimum of six classes per week.