Teachers’ Commission Communicates New Guidelines For Becoming Deputy Heads Of Schools.

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The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, developed two promotional grades for deputy heads of Primary schools. The two grades being: Deputy head teacher II (T- Scale 9) and Deputy head teacher I (T- Scale 10).

This is contained in a Career Progression Guidelines Circular of 2018. According to the circular, the Deputy head teacher II (T- Scale 9) is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools.

The Deputy Head Teacher II will report to the Head Teacher. He/she will be required to have knowledge on the development and implementation of the curriculum, education policies and programmes.

While, the Deputy head teacher I (T- Scale 10) is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. The Deputy Head Teacher I will report to the Head Teacher.

He/she will be required to have knowledge on the development and implementation of the curriculum, education policies and programmes.

According to the latest report Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to release 1,025 school principals whose two-year contracts are set to expire in July.

According to Dr. Nancy Macharia, the TSC CEO, These school heads will be released to enable for new recruiting.

The Commission will retain a total of 569 of the school heads whose contract have been extended till December 2022 owing to stability of learning Institutions.

The following are the requirements needed by TSC for a teacher to qualify for appointment to the grade of Deputy Head Teacher II, a teacher must:-

i. have served as Senior Teacher I T- Scale 8 for a minimum period of three (3)

years; have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal;

ii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;

iii. have a valid Teaching Certificate;

iv. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional

support to other teachers;

v. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and

vi. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

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