Deputy Head Teacher Job Shining Hope For Communities

Job Purpose

To be responsible for supporting the head teacher in overseeing all of the operations of the school in a manner that supports the achievement of SHOFCO’s strategy and goals.

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions

  • Work collaboratively with the Head teacher to ensure that the programs of the school are consistent with the vision, mission, and guiding principles of SHOFCO schools.
  • Support the head teacher’s overall coordination of the activities of the school and ensure that the school programs are running smoothly, efficiently and effectively on a day to day basis.
  • Evaluate and approve teaching plans and all professional documents.
  • Oversee proper implementation of SHOFCO Curriculum using recommended teaching methodologies.
  • Offer teacher training on curriculum design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Class room teaching
  • Development of a long-range in-service plan for the faculty in collaboration with the Education Management team.
  • Collect, analyse, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data.
  • Address all problems pertaining to boarding and safe house matters
  • Address issues pertaining to social work matters.
  • Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs
  • Support the head teacher in developing and administering the general school routine, and coordinate all activities within the school.
  • In charge of the general welfare of students in the safe house

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • P1, Diploma, Higher Diploma or Degree in Primary Education

Professional Qualification

  • Must be registered with TSC
  • Trained CBC

 Other requirements (unique/job specific)

  • At Least 5 years’ experience in a student centred approach to education.
  • Experience working with primary school and/or middle school children
  • Experience in school administration.
  • Experience in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting including at least one instructional leadership role
  • Widely recognized as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like

Functional Skills

  • Articulate information
  • Examining information
  • Making decisions
  • Taking action

Behavioral Competencies/Attributes

  • Team working
  • Directing people
  • Empowering individuals
  • Resolving conflict

How To Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization, all interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to with a clear subject line “Deputy Head Teacher”. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 28th January 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.