Under the Career Progression Guidelines, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) created new job grades for teachers (CPG).
Some job categories were eliminated, and others were merged, as a result of the current TSC teacher upgrade. The grade previously known as P1, which was under Job Group G, was cancelled and replaced with Grade B5 under the new system of grading teachers.
This grade was established as the new entry grade for all primary school tutors.
Secondary Teachers II are secondary school teachers with the grade C2 (previously K; Grade C2 is an entrance grade for secondary school teachers with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent).
It is also a promotion grade for Diploma in Education holders. These tutors are paid between 34,955 and 49,694 shillings per month as a basic salary.
In the planned salary hike, senior teachers in primary schools in job category C5 will earn 64,631 shillings, an increase of 17,000 shillings. They are currently earning 47896 shillings per month.
Secondary school senior teachers earn 157,656 shillings per year. A shilling increment of 40,000. They used to be paid 115163 shillings.
These teachers’ basic salaries are determined by the areas in which they work.
Teachers working in Nairobi receive a significantly greater housing allowance than those working in rural schools.
However, all of these tutors are paid the same commuter allowance, which is 5,000 shillings.
Requirement for an appointment:
To qualify for appointment to the grade of Senior Teacher II, a teacher must,
- Have served as Primary Teacher I T-Scale 6 for a minimum period of three (3) years
- Have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process
- Have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD module
- Demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor, and provide professional support to other teachers
- Any other duty as may be assigned, have a valid Teaching Certificate
- Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution and meet any other requirement the Commission may deem necessary.
Duties and responsibilities:
- 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
- Teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge and skills to the learners
- Evaluate the learners on subjects of specialization and prepare them for national and other examinations
- Provide new ideas and programs to ensure improvement in teaching and learning in the subjects of specialization
- Embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery
- Serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive environment for learning
- Provide guidance and counseling services to learners to instill norms and values for harmonious co-existence
- Organize workshops/seminars/ symposiums to share ideas and further knowledge in subjects’ areas
- Organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps
- Collect, collate and maintain all school records such as; enrolment, teaching and learning resources, evaluation records, attendance registers
- Organize and coordinate school-based in-service programs to build teacher’s capacity for improved teaching and learning
- Organize school-based and zonal subject panels to facilitate sharing of knowledge, innovations, and new trends
- 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 the potential of teachers and learners
- Ensure safety and health of learners
- Ensure cleanliness of the school compound and tidiness of learners
- Ensure discipline in school and arbitrate disputes among learners
- Engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify, nurture and develop talents
- Serve as secretary to the school disciplinary committee