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Key Stage 3 Design Technology – Prep School at St Andrew’s School

Key Stage 3 Design Technology - Prep School at St Andrew’s School

Key Stage 3 Design Technology – Prep School at St Andrew’s School,

Key Stage 3 Design Technology – Prep School at St Andrew’s School

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St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 550 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 220 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 330 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18.

Key Stage 3 Design Technology – Prep School

The Role

St Andrew’s, Prep School is seeking to appoint a appoint  a teacher of Design Technology who will be responsible to the Deputy Head Academic for the provision of Design Technology throughout the Preparatory School, as well as contributing across all areas of school life.

Their chief responsibility will be to provide the highest standards of Design Technology with the aim of achieving excellent learning outcome for each child through outstanding teaching and learning within the department.   They could teach from Years 7 to 8, with the possibility of some Key Stage 2 classes.  St Andrew’s Prep School follows the British Curriculum throughout the School. The ability to teach Food Technology would be attractive. St Andrew’s Prep School is committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular and boarding program to which all staff contribute.

Person Specification

Working at St Andrew’s Prep School 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 good degree as well as a recognized teaching qualification, such as PGCE, and of course, the relevant experience.

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 the pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient. The role would suit an exceptional individual with experience gained as a Teacher of Design Technology who has a desire for greater challenge and responsibility. Experience of working in a Prep School, 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.


  • A good degree
  • Recognized teaching qualification e.g. PGCE
  • A  demonstrable commitment to professional self-improvement


  • Experience of teaching KS3 in Design Technology
  • A proven track record of excellent teaching and classroom management skills, including STEM/STEAM
  • Successful experience in raising student achievement and adding value.
  • Current Head of Department
  • Experience of teaching KS2 /KS4 in Design Technology.
  • Experience of teaching KS2/KS3 Food Technology
  • Experience of boarding


  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Well developed ICT Skills
  • Ability to use a range of teaching strategies to support the full range of educational needs.
  • Ability to use a range of machines and tools with different materials
  •  Evidence of being able to lead , manage and be responsible for initiatives/developments.
  • Knowledge of current generic developments in teaching and learning.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to St Andrew’s School on to apply

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