The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) developed new job grades for teachers under the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG).
The current TSC upgrading of teachers led to the scrapping of some job groups and the merging of others. Under the new system of grading tutors, the grade that was previously known as P1, which was under Job Group G, was scrapped and replaced with Grade B5.
This grade was designated as the new entry grade for all tutors at the primary school level.
Secondary Teachers II are teachers in Secondary schools whose grade is C2 (formerly K; Grade C2 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent.
It is also a promotional grade for holders of a Diploma in Education. These tutors earn monthly basic salaries of 34,955-49,694 shillings.
Senior teachers in primary schools who are in job group C5 will earn 64,631 shillings in the proposed salary increment, this is an increment of 17,000 shillings. At the moment, they are earning 47896 shillings per month
Senior teachers in secondary schools earn 157,656 shillings. An increment of 40,000 shillings. Before they were earning 115, 163 shillings.
The basic salaries for these teachers are paid depending on the areas where they work.
Teachers who work in Nairobi get a slightly higher house allowance compared to those plying their trade in rural schools.
But all these tutors earn an equal amount of 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