Oshwal Academy 7 Teaching Jobs

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Oshwal College is a modern post-secondary institution founded to educate individuals in professional courses in accounting, business administration and information technology. The College selects the curricula and programs with utmost care to reflect the diversity of graduates required in the world of work. Assuch it has trained personnel in different fields that form the backbone of Kenya’s economy. Oshwal College was established in January 1992. It is the elder institution of the many nursery, primary and secondary school institutions run and owned by the Oshwal Education and Relief Board (OERB) “ a charitable organization in Kenya. Established first at Oshwal High School premises, growth in student numbers and introduction of more courses created the demand for expansion thereby moving to Westlands Road in 1994. In spite of the appropriate facility, OERB was not satisfied because its vision had been to give Oshwal College its own campus. After a decade of planning, its efforts came to fruition on September 27 2004 when we moved to our new location on 2nd Parklands Avenue. Our results and popularity bear testimony to the uncompromising quality of our institution. There is a refined academic and professional atmosphere, which prevails at the campus. To date, over 5690 students have graduated in various courses. The total student strength averages 500 each semester, consisting of 75% Kenyans with the rest coming from other parts of Africa and beyond. These include Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Congo, Togo, Nigeria, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Britain and India. Our academic programs are meant to open a future for secondary school leavers and those already employed. These courses are offered by local and international professional organizations. Students register, subscribe and pay for examinations to these professional bodies with the College’s necessary assistance. In addition to the intensive teaching, the College conducts internal examinations and intensive revision courses during the semester so as to equip students well for final exams. The programs currently offered in three departments; Accounting and Finance, Business Management and Information Technology.

Assistant Head – Pastoral

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 – 3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

The Assistant Head (Pastoral) (AHP) will have overall responsibility for all matters relating to Pastoral care (that is curriculum and care provision as it relates to the whole school) at the assigned school (watch: https://vimeo.com/128258655) The AHP will have a clear understanding that pastoral care covers both the affective and curriculum elements of work with young people. Pastoral Care involves teaching and opportunities for the individual’s growth in self-esteem, confidence and independence, facilitating the development of pupils’ personal, social and emotional intelligence. The Assistant Head will work alongside the Headteacher and other Assistant Heads to create a coherent management of Learning across the school. The leadership of the Academy shall comprise of Assistant Heads Pastoral, Teaching and Learning and Headteacher. In the first instance the post holder will concentrate on the development issues arising from the GCA Review March 2015, the resultant Action Plan, Self-Evaluation and Development Plan 2015-2016. The post holder will also align planning activities with the Governors Strategic Plan and will also be required to work with Headteachers and Assistant Heads within the Academy to ensure continuity of understanding of pastoral care for all students.

All Assistant Headteachers have the following responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for Quality Assurance, including through performance management
  • To implement whole-school policies and educational initiatives
  • To work with partners and to be a spokesperson for the school
  • To contribute to the Senior Leadership Team with regard to the strategic planning for the school as a whole
  • To contribute to the creation and monitoring of the School Development Plan and SEF
  • To support and uphold the school’s policies on behaviour, discipline and bullying and uphold the school’s behaviour code and uniform regulations by ensuring whole staff involvement
  • To assist in the selection and appointment of the staff of the school
  • To ensure the delivery of Health, Safety and Security policies
  • To be responsible for allocated budgets and the effective deployment of resources so that best value is achieved
  • To attend consultation evenings, parental consultations and other meetings as required
  • To be a presence around the School, including SLT On Call
  • To act as a model for staff and students
  • To formulate a personal teaching timetable in discussion with the Headteacher

 

The main duties of the post are as follows:

  • To use a range of strategies to deal effectively with the day-to-day pastoral, behavioural and social issues that arise in the school and support the Pastoral Leaders in the use of these strategies
  • To support and work alongside Pastoral Leaders, Form Tutors, Inclusion Staff and the Headteacher in dealing with these pastoral, behavioural and social issues.
  • To support individual students and help to provide strategies and solutions to meet their needs.
  • To implement school systems that relate to the role of AHP and Pastoral Leaders including:-

o – Rewards and Sanctions

o – Behaviour Management

o – Attendance & Punctuality

o – Uniform

  • To liaise with appropriate external agencies as and when necessary.
  • To work with Prefects and others to organise and promote school activities and competitions
  • To participate in School Assemblies and support Pastoral Leader participation
  • To administer First Aid as and when appropriate and organise training for other designated staff
  • To keep appropriate records on individual students and prepare reports as required.
  • To contribute to the development of the school’s student support systems
  • Work in conjunction with Pastoral Leaders to plan, implement and review a positive behaviour management policy across the Academy to ensure it is applied consistently and a positive climate for learning is supported at all times
  • Support all staff with the management of student behaviour across the school.
  • Promote a positive behaviour ethos both in classes and across the school at all times
  • Assist with the effective leadership of Faculty and Pastoral teams, individually and with others by:

o Leading on new developments in schemes of work, resources, teaching and learning strategies

o Making a leading contribution to team review, monitoring and evaluation and the development of working practices

o Taking a lead role in working groups and projects

o Leading in other professional development activities

o Providing regular feedback and updates to senior leadership team

  • Ensure good and timely communication with parents and members of school staff by the use of letters, telephone calls, and emails etc. to arrange meetings with parents/carers where appropriate.
  • Interview students following referrals related to school work, behaviour, bullying, student concerns, crisis or other incidents.
  • Use knowledge and experience to recommend appropriate actions to Pastoral Leaders to resolve conflict situations between students and use skills to diffuse incidents of verbal aggression from students.
  • Ensure that School Child Protection Policies are followed and liaise with the school Child Protection coordinators ensuring that Child Protection records are accurate and updated.
  • Prepare and review Individual Behaviour Plans, Pastoral Support Plans and contribute to Individual Education Plans.
  • Supervise student social areas at break times and lunchtimes and be available to students at these times.
  • Monitor attendance and punctuality and take positive steps to improve attendance and punctuality. This may include “duty supervision” at the gates before and after school.
  • Maintain student folders and organize the administration related to pastoral procedures. To ensure student records are up-to-date and maintained and contain relevant documentation wherever possible to ensure the SIMS student information

module is regularly updated for student amendments.

  • Distribute, maintain and monitor student referral forms.
  • Organize and collate work for excluded/sick/absent students where appropriate.
  • Organize and implement the personalization of specific student timetables. This will range from short term mobility issues to longer term arrangements where students are unable to follow a full timetable.
  • Cover the absence of Pastoral Leaders where appropriate.
  • Support the organization of and attending Parents’ Evenings/Open Evenings which will involve meeting with parents/carers and responding to their enquiries.
  • Support the organization of student reports.
  • Promote school visits.
  • Use attainment data with tutors/students/parents etc. to create targets/target groups: devise support strategies or challenges

In undertaking these duties, the AHP and Pastoral Leaders should ensure that they, pastoral leaders and all teachers should:

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree-level qualification. Qualified
  • Teacher Status. Evidence of recent
  • professional development

Desirable

  • NPQH (or international equivalent)
  • Masters

How Will This Be Assessed?

  • Application form and letter

Experience

Essential

  • Leadership experience across the age range
  • Exemplary classroom practitioner able to demonstrate a range of successful teaching and learning strategies
  • Experience of leading colleagues across the School
  • Ability to lead, mentor and coach
  • Ability to prioritise and manage deadlines
  • Evidence of strategies for ensuring Quality Assurance
  • Awareness of equal opportunities issues

Desirable

  • Evidence of impact on the practice of others
  • Experience of managing budgets and ensuring value for money
  • An awareness of whole-school issue
  • Working with external partners and the local community Knowledge of national educational policy, priorities and initiatives

How Will This Be Assessed?

  • Application form and letter
  • Assessment and interview day
  • Evaluation of characteristics of current school and candidate’s contribution to academic results, review/inspection rating –
  • Assessment of teaching activity.

Gujarati Teacher – Senior School

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationNCE   OND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

Skills and competence:

Qualification:

  • Qualification in Education with teaching proficiency in Gujarati.
  • Teaching experience in the International Curricula set up will be an added advantage.

Experience and competence:

  • At least 4 years’ demonstrable Gujarati teaching experience.
  • Passionate about 21st Century teaching and learning skills and I.T. savvy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Innovative and creative individual.
  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively and to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability and proven willingness to support clubs and other co-curricular activities.

English Teacher – Senior School – 2 positions

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience4 years
  • Location Mombasa, Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

Skills and competence:

Qualifications:

  • A graduate with a Bachelor of education Degree in English and Literature.
  • Applicants with a Master’s degree in English or Linguistic branch will have an added advantage.

Experience and competence:

  • At least four years’ working teaching experience in I.G.C.S.E. and A level English.
  • Demonstrable technical and academic knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of technical content delivery in a variety of examinable syllabi (Edexcel, Cambridge, I.G.C.S.E. and A level)
  • Demonstrable ability in supervising examination classes.
  • Passionate about 21st Century teaching and learning skills and technologically savvy.
  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Business Studies – Teacher – 2 positions

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience4 years
  • Location Mombasa, Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

Skills and competence:

Qualifications:

  • A graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Business (Accounting and or Economics).
  • Applicants with a Master’s degree or professional certification in accounting in Accounting/ Finance / Economics (C.P.A./ A.C.C.A) will have an added advantage.

Experience and competence:

  • At least four years’ working teaching experience in I.G.C.S.E. and A level accounting and Economics.
  • Demonstrable technical and academic knowledge of Business Studies (commerce), Book keeping, Applied Economics (Fiscal and Monetary policy).
  • Knowledge of technical content delivery in a variety of examinable syllabi (Edexcel, Cambridge, I.G.C.S.E. and A level)
  • Demonstrable ability in supervising examination classes.
  • Passionate about 21st Century teaching and learning skills and technologically savvy.
  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Biology Teacher – Senior School

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience4 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

Skills and competence:

Qualifications:

  • A graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree in Biology or a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a postgraduate Diploma in Education.
  • Applicants with a Masters degree in a Biology or related science will have an added advantage.

Experience and competence:

  • At least four years’ working teaching experience in A level Biology and Human Biology.
  • Demonstrable technical and academic knowledge of Biological concepts.
  • Knowledge of technical content delivery in a variety of examinable syllabi (I.G.C.S.E. and A level)
  • Passionate about 21st Century teaching and learning skills and technologically savvy.
  • Demonstrable ability in supervising examination classes.
  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

 

How to Apply

If you then feel you can fulfil the above role and lead our school to even greater success, then please submit your letter of application to vacancy@oerb.org by 20th June 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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