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Pre-Primary and Junior Primary Principal

Category: LeadershipType: PermanentStart Date: Thursday, 1 September, 2022Application Deadline: Monday, 4 July, 2022


Purpose of the role

The Principal will have overall responsibility for the organizational, operational and academic functions of the Pre-Primary and Junior Primary School and works with the Executive Principal and other leaders to formulate the school’s strategic plans and programs and develop a broad set of policies and procedures in support of the strategy.

The Principal will assume significant responsibility for curriculum review, development, and implementation in the Pre-Primary and Junior Primary School and be expected to contribute to curriculum planning across all departments to ensure vertical alignment.

As a collaborative and welcoming school leader, the Principal will also make meaningful contributions toward building a strong sense of community and positive culture within the school.

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • While collaborating with other members of the Executive and School Leadership Team, ensure that the intent of the school’s Mission and Vision statements are manifested in all areas of the school’s curriculum and organizational plan.
  • Support homeroom teachers and subject specialists in their development,
    understanding and implementation of the curriculum.
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to student academic, behavioral, and emotional development.
  • Play a key role in monitoring and evaluating school performance.

For more information see attached Job description 

Key Skills / Competencies
  • A degree in education is essential. A higher degree or leadership qualification is preferred.
  • An experienced school leader with at least 15 years’ teaching experience and 5 years’ experience as a lower elementary school leader of an accredited independent or international school.
  • A thorough knowledge of EYFS and CAIE programmes, Global Citizenship Education, the intelligent use of ICT to augment teaching and learning and a concise view on what an effective Pre-Primary and Junior Primary education entails is essential.
  • The ability to lead and work collaboratively with the team of teachers, administrators and other school personnel.
    A strong and outgoing personal presence

For more information see attached Job description 

Previous Experience & Qualifications
  • Proven commitment to a well-balanced, rigorous and supportive program that focuses on the whole child.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to reach out to diverse and numerous constituencies.
  • The flexibility to learn and adapt to new cultures and situation.
Application Process

Candidates should note that, in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the
search process, UFSI reserves the right to bring the search to an early close. For this reason, it
is very important that interested candidates apply at the earliest possible time.
Candidates should send the information requested below. Information must be submitted
EXACTLY in the form and manner requested. Please DO NOT send any information other than
that which is specifically requested below.

  • A letter of application, not to exceed two pages, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in this particular position.
  • A current resume, not to exceed two pages.
  • A one-page outline of your educational philosophy and leadership style.
  • At least 3 references, one of whom needs to be your current supervisor, with phonenumbers and e-mail addresses.
  • Most recent Police Clearance, DBS or similar Certificate.

Please note that ALL the above materials must be scanned into a SINGLE .pdf ATTACHMENT and
sent to Also, please note that it is important to limit the size of your
SINGLE .pdf to 6MB.

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International School of Kenya Campus, Peponi Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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P.O. Box 14103 - 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 2697442 / 8076067
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