Dean of Instruction and Learning (Tatu Boys) at Nova Pioneer

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  • Company: Nova Pioneer
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Tatu
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Education/Teaching Jobs in KenyaNova Pioneer Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Nova Pioneer Education Group is a Pan-African independent school network offering preschool through secondary education for students from ages 3 through 19. We prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills. We established Nova Pioneer because we believe education should prepare young people to create their future, not just work in it. Nova Pioneer is a launchpad where ambitious young Africans can begin to shape a better future for the continent and the world. We began by asking ourselves the question, “What capabilities will young people need to succeed in and shape the future that they will encounter, and what approaches to education will best develop those capabilities?” All of our founders have extensive backgrounds in education at top institutions across the globe, having studied at universities such as Harvard and Stanford and led education programs for McKinsey and Co., the African Leadership Academy, and top school networks in the US (Excel Academies). Yet at Nova Pioneer we believe that you never stop learning. So we visited and studied leading schools spanning from Singapore to Peru, and the United States to the United Kingdom. We connected with leaders of the cutting-edge education research, and leading thinkers on 21st Century Learning such as Sir Ken Robinson and teachers and atelieristas from Reggio Emilia, the leading global early education model, to name a few. We launched our first school in South Africa in 2014, with the aim of incorporating the best education models in the world, while keeping it as affordable as possible. We’ve since expanded within South Africa, and to Kenya as well – with our first Kenyan school launching in 2015. In all of our schools, we bring in and train top educators to deliver educational excellence in an environment that nurtures our students to uncover their potential and blaze trails in the world beyond our school walls.


You will :

  • Work with the School Principal to set the pedagogical vision of the school that is consistent with the Nova Instructional Model.
  • Articulate professional growth paths for teachers that are consistent with the Nova Model.
  • Lead instructional sessions for parents such as during Marketing Open Days and Academic days.
  • Coordinate the exposure of students in and outside school academic events such as symposiums (internal and external).
  • Create a robust term schedule for all classes including the support session outside the Ministry of Education lesson guide.
  • Collaboratively engage the parent body on key academic programs by sharing analysis and being part of any PTA-related meeting from time to time.
  • Coordinate the compliance on lesson attendance aligned to schedules shared for accountability purposes.
  • Coordinate academic consultations with students and flag any demeaned performance at the student level with their parents/guardians.
  • Coordinate the registration of candidates for KCSE which included document collection and the KNEC portal set-up.
  • Organize and coordinate all academic meetings with parents and other stakeholders.
  • Give academic reports and updates during PTA meetings.
  • Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs targeted at needs of diverse academic subgroups, whether remedial or enrichment.
  • Coach teachers through extensive observation and feedback.
  • Lead in school walkthroughs and give continuous feedback.
  • Supervise all professional development routines and activities across the school.
  • Lead teacher professional development programs at the school.
  • Facilitate collaboration among teachers within/across grade levels and subject areas.
  • Work with the School Principal to articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and program.
  • Collect, analyze, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data and ensure that data is used strategically to improve student academic performance.
  • Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset.
  • Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture.
  • Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behavior issues
  • Liaise with the Learning Design team to ensure shared understanding of the curriculum, lesson design and timely delivery of lesson plans.
  • Serve as a hiring manager for all instructional staff hires
  • Support the Principal in his or her own professional development—particularly as relates to instructional leadership
  • Collect, analyze, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data and ensure that data is used strategically to improve student academic performance.
  • Have focused attention to growth and hold learners accountable through the teachers at the subject level.
  • Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs targeted at needs of diverse academic subgroups, whether remedial or enrichment.
  • Lead parent/family education on Nova Pioneer instructional programmes
  • Coordinate with regulatory bodies to monitor compliance in curriculum development, implementation and assessments with the Kenya National Examinations Council(KNEC)
  • Benchmark with peer institutions to identify gaps and provide interventions for improving administrative processes as well as instructional models.
  • Aid the coordination/engagement of the school with other schools on common benchmarks such as Exams, Set book debate as deemed appropriate.
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and you are TSC certified
  • A Masters in education/education management is desirable
  • You have 4+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting including at least one instructional leadership role (e.g., department chair, grade level lead, teacher coach, etc.)
  • You have rich and vast experience in school administration
  • You are widely recognized as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like
  • You have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills that encompass trust and respect
  • You have excellent people management skills that inspire as well as hold people to high standards of excellence and accountability
  • You have high levels of grit and resilience and can navigate nuances and some levels of ambiguity
  • You have an ability to be flexible, adaptable, innovative and creative
  • You understand the complexities of working in a multi-faceted organization
  • You have a track record of improving other people’s performance through coaching and build uncommonly strong relationships
  • You have an exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you sweat the small stuff—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious
  • You are driven by data and know how to use data from student assessments to strengthen and differentiate student learning
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback
  • You have a desire to further develop your  skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 August. 2022
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