Music Teaching Assistant/ Mentor Job in Kenya

Music Teaching Assistant/ Mentor

The Role

St Andrew’s, Prep School is seeking to appoint a Music Teaching Mentor. Their primary role will in providing the very best academic support in the music classroom, and in the Co-curricular Music Field, through helping with the teaching and learning opportunities for the music classes and ensembles assigned. They will also be expected to be able to lead Sunday Worship on Alternate Weekends.

Key areas of responsibility will be to:-


¨ Promote the welfare of children and to support the School in safeguarding children through relevant policies and procedures

¨ Maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health and safety

¨ Provide support and assistance to House Parents

¨ Be part of the Boarding House team, involved in decision making on the activities, initiatives, routines and pastoral arrangements.

¨ Perform pastoral duties in the evening and weekends


¨ Provide support and assistance to teachers

¨ Assist in developing lesson plans based on the School’s schemes of work and the specific needs of each child

¨ Proficient use of Notation Software such as Sibelius, Finale and or Musescore.

¨ Collaborate with teachers to monitor the development of each child

¨ Understand the teacher’s routine when it comes to delivering a lesson plan and running the class in the event that the teacher is absent on a particular day.

¨ Work with children in the classroom to promote their learning and development

¨ Provide cover for lessons when required

Co-Curricular Music and Other Duties

¨ Generate and update Peripatetic Lesson Timetables, which requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 365 and particularly Microsoft Excel.

¨ Lead the administration and management of the Peripatetic Music Programme

¨ Co-lead Vocal and/or Instrumental Ensemble Groups

¨ The applicant will be expected to contribute strongly to the co-curricular life of the School.

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience.  We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges. There are some things that are essential to working with us.

The successful candidate will need to be able to support the School’s aims and Christian ethos.  They will have to have a degree in education or related field and/or hold a teaching qualification coupled with being a registered teacher with the Teacher’s Service Commission. Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team, who are first-class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient. Experience of working in a School environment, or in boarding, would be desirable, but not essential.  Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us provide a world-class education for our children.

Knowledge & Experience

· A good degree

· Recognized teaching qualification e.g. PGCE

· Registered with the Kenyan Teacher’s Commission TSC

· A  demonstrable commitment to professional self-improvement

· A good degree in either Education or PGCE in Education


· Experience of teaching

· A proven track record of excellent teaching and classroom management skills

· Experience of teaching in a Prep School Context.

· Experience of teaching English, Mathematics, EYFS & SEND

· Experience of boarding


· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

· Ability to use a range of teaching strategies to support the full range of educational needs.

·  Evidence of being able to lead , manage and be responsible for initiatives/developments.

· Knowledge of current generic developments in teaching and learning.


· Support the School’s Christian ethos

· Excellent organizational skills

· Enthusiasm for the subject and a desire to communicate that to others.

· Willing to work within the context of a busy boarding School including evening and weekend duties.

· An ability to offer co-curricular expertise, e.g. Coach games

· Knowledge of child protection procedures

· Commitment to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the personal development of our pupils.

Terms and Conditions


There is a generous overall remuneration package as detailed below: –

¨ Salary: The successful applicant will be placed on a reasonable wage salary.

¨ Accommodation: suitable rent free accommodation within the boarding house will be provided as a taxable benefit.

¨ Medical Care: a medical insurance cover will be provided for the successful candidate.

¨ Meals:  these are provided during term time as a taxable benefit

¨ Facilities:  extensive sports facilities are open to use by staff.

Hours of Work and Holiday Entitlement

The role is full-time and includes working in the evening and at weekends as required.  The successful applicant will be expected to take a full and active part in the boarding life  of the School.  S/He will also be expected to work during some of the holidays.


St Andrew’s School, Turi, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant will undertake their role and responsibilities in accordance with St Andrew’s School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidelines. The successful applicant will be required to undergo all checks relevant to post.

How to Apply

Applications are encouraged as early as possible. These should be submitted by email and include: a completed School Application Form, a brief covering letter and a CV. Application forms are available on the School website, or from the HR Director.

  • Closing date for applications: Wednesday April 5, 2023
  • Start Date: Trinity 2023