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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.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II
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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REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER I 
To qualify for appointment to the grade of Deputy Head Teacher I, a teacher must:-
i. have served as Deputy Head Teacher II T-Scale 9 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.

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.

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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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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II AND I T-SCALE 9 & 10
Once appointed, the duties and responsibilities of Deputy Head Teacher II and I shall be to:-
i. Coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners to instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence; ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by the teachers, non-teaching staff and learners to create a conducive environment for learning;
ii. supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum by ensuring schemes of work and lesson plans are done by teachers;
iii. ensure internal examinations and assessments are carried out;
iv. ensure implementation of scheduled instructional programmes;
v. ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and utilized by the teachers and learners to support curriculum implementation;
vi. be in charge of stores requisition and maintenance of proper inventory for accountability and optimum utilization;
vii. supervise teaching and non-teaching staff for proper discharge of tuition programmes;
viii. Organise and supervise school activities including maintenance of cleanliness
and general repairs of buildings;
ix. be the secretary to the staff meetings and maintain records of the proceedings;
x. maintain staff and learners’ records such as learners’ registers, staff attendance, leave management forms and learners’ discipline cases;
xi. appraise the Senior Teacher and other teachers;
xii. assist the head teacher in promoting harmonious relations and linkages between the school and stakeholders such as the local community, parents and private sector organisations;
xiii. ensure safety and security of learners and institutional resources;
xiv. to 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;
xv. teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to the learners;
xvi. evaluate learners in subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national and other examinations;
xvii. introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and
learning in the subjects of specialisation;
xviii. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
xix. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive environment for learning;
xx. provide guidance and counselling services to the learners to instil norms and values for harmonious co-existence;
xxi. Participate in curriculum development process, its implementation and evaluation to ensure the curriculum is relevant and achievable in schools;
xxii. interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and learning;
xxiii. organize workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further knowledge in subject areas;
xxiv. engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify, nurture and develop talents;
xxv. organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps; and
xxvi. any other assigned as may be assigned.

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  1. Is the application of the position of deputy headteachers online? If online where shall we forward the details???

  2. I hereby apply for a promotion to be a deputy headteacher. I have already served as a primary teacher for 11 years. Thanks in advance

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