TSC administrators interview areas, new updated minimum requirements and responsibilities
TSC administrators interview areas, new updated minimum requirements and responsibilities. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) devised two promotional grades for primary school heads based on administrative interview areas.
This is stated in a Circular of the Career Progression Guidelines from 2018.
The two levels of primary school headship are:
- Principal (T-Scale 10).
- T-scale 11 senior head teacher.
Principal (T-Scale 10).
A promotion grade for institutional administrators in primary schools is Head Teacher (T-Scale 10).
The head teacher serves as the school’s chief academic and financial officer. He or she is in charge of providing leadership in the execution of the educational policies, initiatives, and curriculum.
However, he or she also takes the lead in formulating and carrying out the school’s strategy, work plans, budgets, and supervision of daily operations.
T-scale 11 senior head teacher.
The Senior Headteacher (T-Scale 11), on the other hand, is a promotion for institutional managers in primary schools.
The Senior Head Teacher serves as both the school’s chief academic and financial officer.
Have held the position of Deputy Head Teacher II on the TSC Scale 9 for at least three (3) years; Have a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent;
- Have successfully completed the pertinent TPD courses;
- Have proven competence to supervise, mentor, and offer professional assistance to other teachers; Have received a satisfactory grade during the performance review process;
- possess a current teaching certificate;
- Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution, as well as any additional criteria that the Commission may find important.
- He or she is in charge of providing leadership in the execution of the educational policies, initiatives, and curriculum.
Additionally, he or she directs the creation and execution of the school’s strategy, work plans, and budgets and oversees all aspects of the school’s operations.
Requirements for Headteacher Appointment
According to TSC’s Career Progression Guidelines, a teacher must meet the following requirements in order to be appointed to the grade of Head Teacher:
- Have served as Deputy Head Teacher II TSC Scale 9 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
- Be in possession of a Bachelor of Education degree in or its equivalent;
- Have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
- Have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
- Have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to other teachers;
- Have a valid Teaching Certificate;
- Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
- Meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.
Requirements For Senior Headteacher Appointment
Similarly, a teacher must meet the following requirements to be appointed to the grade of Senior Head Teacher:
- Be in possession of a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent; Have held the position of Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher I T-Scale 10 for a minimum of three (3) years;
- possess a favorable rating in performance contracting or performance appraisals;
- successfully completed the pertinent (TPD) modules;
- possess a current teaching certificate; have proven their capacity to oversee, guide, and support other teachers professionally;
- comply with the Constitution’s Chapter Six requirements
- satisfy any additional criteria the Commission may determine essential.
- evaluate students’ knowledge of their areas of specialization and help them get ready for national and other exams;
- coordinating the delivery of counseling and guidance services to students, non-teaching personnel, and educators, and instilling standards and ideals for peaceful coexistence;
- To provide a supportive environment for learning, make sure that students, non-teaching staff, and teachers maintain good discipline in the school.
- Monitor how the curriculum is interpreted and put into practice by making sure teachers create schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, and other expert documents.
Promotion to these grades is competitive and contingent on openings in the organization.
The two grades are promotional, thus those who want to hold them must first go through a TSC interview process.
The Commission will post job openings, and those who are shortlisted will be required to attend interviews.
The duties and responsibilities of head teachers
- To ensure that the curriculum is covered in time for assessments, senior headteachers create lesson plans, lesson notes, schedules, and schemes of work. They also uphold academic standards in the school.
- Teach the specialized subjects to learners in order to transfer information, abilities, and attitudes;
- Make ensuring that teachers and students have access to, and use, the instructional materials they need to support the execution of the curriculum.
- For accountability and best use, be in control of stores, requisitions, and effective inventory maintenance.
- Promote cordial relationships and connections between the school and key players including the neighborhood, parents, and businesses; maintain the health and safety of students; and ensure the security of institutional assets.
- Introduce fresh concepts and initiatives to enhance instruction and learning in the specialized fields.
- Organize workshops, seminars, and symposiums to exchange knowledge and advance certain fields of study;
- Plan corrective measures to assist students who have performance gaps.
- Make that students are properly registered, prepared, and presented for the national exams in conformity with Kenya National Examination Council regulations.
- In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, interpret and put into practice policy choices relating to personnel training, recruiting, and deployment.
- Make sure the school staff is evaluated.
- To encourage motivation and personal and professional development, the school should prioritize the welfare of all employees and students.
- Engage students in extracurricular and curricular activities to help them discover, cultivate, and develop their skills.
- Embrace teamwork by working together on curriculum delivery and planning to achieve consistency and improvement.
- To foster a learning atmosphere, act as a role model and uphold student discipline. Other duties include
- Offer guidance and counseling services to students in order to establish social norms and values that promote peaceful coexistence; Take part in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum in order to guarantee that it is current and feasible in schools.
- In order to promote effective teaching and learning, interpret the curriculum in all subject areas.
- Manage the school’s succession difficulties.
- Ensure responsible use of and accounting for the financial resources in the school by acting as the accounting officer.
- Maintaining and updating the school’s physical facilities on a regular basis.
- Maintain inventories and oversee the purchase of goods and services to guarantee the availability of the equipment and supplies that are required.
- Plan meetings for the Board of Management, the employees, and the parents.
- Serve as the board of management’s secretary.
- Facilitating students’ enrollment and retention in the classroom.
- Any more person as designated.Administrators of TSC interview regions