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In 2018, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, developed two promotional grades for Senior teachers of Primary schools. Guidelines on these two grades are contained in a Career Progression Guidelines Circular of 2018. The Senior teacher grades are: Senior Teacher II (T- Scale 7) and Senior Teacher I (T- Scale 8). The two grades are promotional, according to the Circular.

SENIOR TEACHER II – T-SCALE 7
This is a promotional grade and an entry to the administrative cadre. Promotion to
this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the
establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO SENIOR TEACHER II – T-SCALE 7
To qualify for appointment to the grade of Senior Teacher II, a teacher must: –
i. have served as Primary Teacher I T-Scale 6 for a minimum period of three (3)
years;
ii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to
other teachers;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SENIOR TEACHER II
The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain
academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time for evaluation;
ii. teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge and skills to the learners;
iii. evaluate the learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national and other examinations;
iv. provide new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and learning in the subjects of specialisation;
v. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
vi. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create conducive environment for learning;
vii. provide guidance and counselling services to learners to instil norms and values for harmonious co-existence;
viii. organise workshops/seminars/ symposiums to share ideas, and further knowledge in subjects areas;
ix. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
x. collect, collate and maintain all school records such as; enrolment, teaching and learning resources, evaluation records, attendance registers;
xi. organise and coordinate school based in-service programmes to build teachers capacity for improved teaching and learning;
xii. organise school based and zonal subject panels to facilitate sharing of knowledge, innovations and new trends;
xiii. coordinate gender mainstreaming issues for teachers and learners in curricular and co-curricular activities such as sports to ensure gender equity, equitable participation and maximization of potential of teachers and learners;
xiv. ensure safety and health of learners;
xv. ensure cleanliness of the school compound and tidiness of learners;
xvi. ensure discipline in school and arbitrate disputes among learners;
xvii. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify, nurture and develop talents;
xviii. serve as secretary to the school disciplinary committee;
xix. any other duty as may be assigned.

SENIOR TEACHER I – T-SCALE 8
This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in Primary Schools. Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO SENIOR TEACHER I – T-SCALE 8
For appointment to the grade of Senior Teacher I, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Senior Teacher II T- Scale 7 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
ii. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
iii. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
iv. demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to other teachers;
v. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
vi. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
vii. meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SENIOR TEACHER I – T-SCALE 8
The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-
i. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time for evaluation;
ii. teach subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to
learners;
iii. evaluate learners in subjects of specialization and prepare them for national and other examinations;
iv. introduce new ideas and programmes for improvement in teaching and learning in subjects of specialisation;
v. collect, collate and maintain all school records such as enrolment, teaching and learning resources, evaluation records and attendance registers;
vi. organise and coordinate school based in-service programmes to upgrade teacher’s knowledge and skills for improved teaching and learning;
vii. organise school based and zonal subject panels to facilitate sharing of knowledge, innovations and new trends;
viii. coordinate gender mainstreaming issues for teachers and learners in curricular and co-curricular activities such as sports to ensure gender equity, equitable participation and maximization of potential of teachers and learners;
ix. ensure discipline in school is maintained and arbitrate any disputes;
x. supervise cleanliness of the school compound and ensure the learners are tidy;
xi. serve as secretary to the school disciplinary committee.
xii. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
xiii. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create conducive environment for learning;
xiv. provide guidance and counselling services to the learners and instil norms and values for harmonious co-existence;
xv. initiate curriculum development process, its implementation and evaluation to ensure it is relevant and achievable in schools;
xvi. interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and learning; organise workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further knowledge in subjects areas;
xvii. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify, nurture and develop talents;
xviii. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps; and
xix. any other duty as assigned.

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HOW TO GET PROMOTED TO SENIOR TEACHER GRADES.

Promotion to these, two, grades will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies
in the establishment.Since the two grades are promotional, those wishing to hold them are first subjected to interviews by TSC. The Commission shall advertise the available vacancies and applicants who shall be shortlisted would be subjected to interviews.

INTERVIEW AREAS

The Commission has developed an interview score sheet. The following areas are tested and a candidate must score 50% and above in order to be deployed.

The interview areas and maximum marks to be awarded:

A). ADMINISTRATIVE ABILITIES IN THE CURRENT ASSIGNMENT
i). Achievements- 10 marks
ii). Co-curricular achievements- 8 marks
iii). Participation in Education affairs- 5 marks
iv). Knowledge on the formation, members and functions of BOG and
PTA- 5 marks
v)Role of the sponsor- 2 marks
SUB-TOTAL: 30 marks

B). KNOWLEDGE OF EDUCATION ISSUES ESPECIALLY TRENDS IN THE POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD

i). Knowledge of all Education Commissions- 3
ii). Purpose for formation of such Commissions or working parties- 3 marks
iii). Their respective recommendations- 3 marks
iv). Adoptions/implementation- 3 marks
SUB-TOTAL: 12 marks

C). KNOWLEDGE OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION

I). Curriculum Development
i). Structure of Kenya Institute of Education- 3 marks
ii). Function of Kenya Institute of Education- 3 marks
iii). Current trends in the curriculum- 5 marks

II). Implementation
i). Structure and function of Teachers Service Commission- 5 marks
ii). Functions and structure of MOEST – Inspection and Directorate: 4 marks

III). Evaluation
i). Membership of Kenya National Examination Council- 3 marks
ii). Relationship between TSC, MoE/MoST, KNEC and KIE- 5 marks
SUB TOTAL: 28 marks

D). LEGAL FRAME WORK IN EDUCATION
i). Teachers Service Commission- 1 mark
ii). Education Act- 1 mark
ii). Kenya National Examination Council Act- 1 mark
iii). Trade and Dispute Act- 1 mark
iv). TSC Code of Regulations for teachers- 1 mark
v). Schemes of Service for teachers- 1 mark
vi). A Manual for Heads of Secondary Schools in Kenya- 1 mark
SUB-TOTAL: 7

E). OTHER EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
i). Kenya Institute of Education- 2 marks
ii). Jomo Kenyatta Foundation- 2 marks
iii). Kenya Literature Bureau- 2 marks
iv). Kenya Education Staff Institute- 2 marks
SUB-TOTAL: 8

F). FUNCTIONS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
i). Knowledge of the three arms of Government and their interrelationship- 3 marks
ii). Legislature; Its function, role of speaker, clerk and sergeant-at-arms-  3 marks
iii). Executive; Functions, role of the Permanent Secretaries vis-à-vis Ministers- 3 marks
iv). Judiciary; Functions, Structure, Attorney General, Chief justice etc.- 3 marks
SUB TOTAL 12

G). General Knowledge 3
GRAND TOTAL: 100%

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