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The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has established a number of grades for Secondary school teachers. These grades are in two (2) categories; Entry grades and promotional grades. Entry grades are those that teachers get placed into immediately on employment. While, Promotional grades are those attained after satisfying given requirements. These grades have been detailed in the TSC Career Progression Guidelines for teachers of 2018. According to the guidelines, there are thirteen (13) grades for secondary school teachers.

Here are the 10 grades for secondary school teachers; as contained in the TSC Career Progression Guidelines for teachers of 2018:

1). Secondary School Teacher III (T- Scale 6): This is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. To get placed into this grade one must: be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) or its equivalent, have a Diploma in Education (with two teaching subjects) or its equivalent and have attained a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at KCSE level; among other requirements.

2). Secondary School Teacher II (T- Scale 7): This is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of Diploma in Education. The three basic requirements for this grade are: One should be: in possession of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum mean grade of C+ or its equivalent, in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with two teaching subjects; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area with two teaching subjects plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and having a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in the two teaching subjects at KCSE level.

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3). Secondary School Teacher I (T- Scale 8): This is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary school. To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as Secondary School Teacher II T-Scale 7 for a minimum period of three (3) years; among other requirements.

4). Senior Master IV (T- Scale 9): This is a promotional and an entry grade for institutional administrators in secondary schools. Among other requirements, A teacher must have served as Secondary Teacher I T-Scale 8 for a minimum period of three (3) years to qualify for appointment to this grade.

5). Senior Master III (T- Scale 10): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in secondary school. One of the basic requirement for appointment to this grade is a teacher must have served as Senior Master IV T- Scale 9 for a minimum period of three (3) years.

6). Senior Master II (T- Scale 11): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in secondary schools. To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as a Senior Master III T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three (3) years; among other requirements.

7). Senior Master I (T- Scale 12): According to the TSC establishment, this is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in secondary schools. To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as Senior Master II or Deputy Principal III T- Scale 11 for a minimum period of three (3) years. This is on top of other requirements as stipulated in the Career Progression guidelines for teachers.

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8). Deputy Principal III (T- Scale 11): This is a promotional and an entry grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. To get appointed to this promotional grade, one must have served as Senior Master III T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three (3) years; among other requirements.

9). Deputy Principal II (T- Scale 12): This is a promotional position for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. One must have served as Deputy Principal III or Senior Master II T-Scale 11 for a minimum period of three (3) years; so as to get promoted. This is additional to other requirements as outlined by the Commission.

10). Deputy Principal I (T- Scale 13): This is a promotional grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. Among others, the two basic requirements for appointment to this grade are: a teacher must have served as Deputy Principal II or Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a minimum period of three (3) years and be a holder of Master’s degree in a relevant area.

11). Principal (T- Scale 13): This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as Deputy Principal II/Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a minimum period of three (3) years and be a holder of Master’s degree in a relevant area; among other conditions.

12). Senior Principal (T- Scale 14): This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment. To get appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as Principal/Deputy Principal I T-Scale 13 for a minimum period of three (3) years and also be a holder of Master’s Degree in a relevant area; on top of other conditions as set by the Commission.

13). Chief Principal (T- Scale 15): This is the highest grade that can be attained by a secondary school teacher. This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment. To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must have served as Senior Principal T-Scale 14 for a minimum period of three (3) years and be a holder of Master’s Degree in a relevant area.

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