TSC new job groups, grades and titles for teachers
TSC new job groups, grades and titles for teachers

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has established a number of grades for primary school teachers. These grades are in two (2) categories; Entry grades and promotional grades. Entry grades are those that teachers get placed into immediately on employment. While, Promotional grades are those attained after satisfying given requirements. These grades have been detailed in the TSC Career Progression Guidelines for teachers of 2018. According to the guidelines, there are eight (8) grades for primary school teachers.

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The 8 grades for Primary school teachers are:
1). Primary teacher II (T- Scale 5): This is an entry grade for Primary school teachers. The basic requirements for this grade are: having a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean Grade C (Plain) or other recognized equivalent qualifications; and must be in possession of a Primary Teacher Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent;

2). Primary Teacher I (T- Scale 6): This is a promotional grade for primary school teachers. Among other requirements, to get promoted to this grade one must have served as Primary Teacher II T-Scale 5 for a minimum period of three (3) years

3). Senior Teacher II (T- Scale 7): This is a promotional grade and an entry to the administrative cadre. Promotion to
this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the
establishment. One of the major requirement to get promoted to this grade is that one must have served as Primary Teacher I T-Scale 6 for a minimum period of three (3)
years

4). Senior Teacher I (T- Scale 8): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in Primary Schools. Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment. To get promoted to this grade one must have served as Senior Teacher II T- Scale 7 for a minimum period of three (3) years; among other conditions for promotion.

5). Deputy Head Teacher II (T- Scale 9): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment. To be promoted to this grade a teacher must have served as Senior Teacher I T- Scale 8 for a minimum period of three (3) years; have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal; among other requirements.

6). Deputy Head Teacher I (T- Scale 10): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. One must have served as Deputy Head Teacher II T-Scale 9 for a minimum period of three (3) years so as to garner promotion to this grade; on top of other requirements.

7). Head Teacher (T- Scale 10): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. Among other requirements, one must have served as Deputy Head Teacher II TSC Scale 9 for a minimum period of three (3) years in order to be promoted to this grade.

8). Senior Head Teacher (T- Scale 11): This is a promotional grade for institutional administrators in primary schools. A major requirement is one must have served as Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher I T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three (3) years so as to be promoted to this grade.

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