Deputy Principal Job in Kenya

Deputy Principal


  • To assist the Principal to provide professional academic leadership, supervisory and administrative skills in Makini School ensuring its sustained success and continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work closely with the Principal to create a shared vision and strategic plan which inspires and motivates students, staff and all other members of the Makini School
  • community.
  • To be able to take a strategic role in the development of the new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of students.
  • To ensure that the school progresses for the benefit of its students and their community.

Academic Role.

  • To assist the Principal in implementation of the school curriculum as per Makini Standards and the National Guidelines.
  • To Work with the Principal to secure and sustain effective teaching and learning
  • throughout the school and to monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of students’ achievement, using benchmarks and setting targets for improvement.
  • To Ensure all students receive good quality education through a programme designed to promote a stimulating style of learning in a safe & healthy school environment.
  • To Co-ordinate the internal and external assessments and examinations in line with Makini standards.
  • To Prepare yearly schemes of work in accordance with the syllabus and make lesson plans for all the subjects before teaching them.
  • In consultation with the Principal, ensure that the teachers prepare comprehensive schemes of work and teaching aids in line with the Makini policies.
  • To organize regular staff and management academic meetings to monitor performance after every assessment.
  • To maintain accurate and complete student performance records and share this with
  • parents, guardians and management.
  • To Coordinate parents’ Meetings, Open Days and other activities involving the participation of parents to enhance partnership.

 Learning and Character Formation Role


  • To Lead and supervise school students’ guidance and counseling programs that will enhance individual learning and positive character formation.
  • To facilitate high level consultative communication flow with the students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and the wider community.
  • To ensure sound spiritual beliefs and core values are integrated in the learning process and way of life in the school.
  • To maintain a culture of high level of self-discipline and work ethic among students.
  • To ensure that students are properly guided and mentored to be able to objectively choose their future careers.
  • To ensure that students receive, understand and embrace school rules and regulations.Students’ discipline should be handled according to Makini Disciplinary policy.

 Administrative Role

  • Oversee interviews and admissions of students to maintain optimum levels in accordance with set standards and guidelines that ensure quality and optimum enrolment.
  • To Initiate, design and implement innovative programs to meet specific needs of the school in consultation with the Principal.
  • To maintain adequate inventory, security and accountability for school properties.
  • To act as a liaison between the school and the Ministry of Education (in the absence of the

Principal) and the community.

  • To ensure the school health, safety and occupational regulations are observed in order to make the school a safe learning environment.
  • To prepare and approve the preparation of reports, records, lists, and other paperwork appropriate for the effective administration of the school.
  • To liaise with the Administrator and ensure that the school transport services are efficient and cost effective.
  • To Participate in budgetary formulation and cost management within the school.
  • To ensure effective utilization of the company resources in line with set budget.
  • To ensure that students’ medical cases are handled as per the set guidelines.
  • To liaise with the Administrator to ensure the school amenities are maintained to the standards set.

 Management of the School

  • Assist the Principal create a culture that reflects the school’s values and enables processes to work effectively in line with legal requirements.
  • To ensure the school’s educational goals and priorities are achieved.
  • To manage and organize the school’s environment efficiently to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum as well as health and safety regulations.


  • You will be accountable to the Principal by ensuring that students enjoy and benefit from high quality education, promoting collective responsibility and entire community as a whole.
  • Assist the Principal develop a school ethos which enables everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrate success and accept responsibility for outcomes.
  • Assist the Principal facilitate the performance appraisals for the teaching staff in line with the school’s guidelines.

Safeguarding and Protection of Children

  • Assist the Principal in ensuring all policies and procedures adopted by the Management are fully implemented and followed by all staff.
  • You will ensure all staff feel free to raise concerns about unsafe practices in regard to students and such concerns are addressed sensitively and effectively in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain effective partnership with parents to support and improve students ‘achievement and personal development.
  • Co-operate and work with relevant agencies to protect students.

Education & Professional Certification

  • A Minimum of a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education an added advantage.
  • Be a registered TSC member.

Specialized knowledge 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of packages.


  • Strong leadership skills
  • interpersonal skills,
  • A team player


  • Have portrayed competence and ability both as a classroom teacher and an administrator

Personal characteristics

  • self-driven
  • Integrity

List of essential experience

  • At least 7 years teaching experience 3 of which must be at senior level, in a recognized Institution.

 Essential qualities or behaviours

  • Is approachable to the teaching staff; students, non-teaching staff, parents and members of the community

How to Apply