Job Title:       English Teacher – Upper Primary

Organization: Merryland Infant & Primary School

Duty Station: Kanyanya, Gayaza, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Department, Deputy Head-teacher and Head-teacher

About US:

Merryland Infant & Primary School is located in Kanyanya Gayaza Road.

Job Summary:  The English Teacher  is responsible for ensuring teaching and learning processes stimulates pupil’s improved academic and co-curricular performance. S/he ensures curriculum delivery is reflected in the scheme of work and that lessons are planned and delivered according to timetable and record of work filed. S/he ensures assignments and tests stimulate memory, comprehension and mastery of content covered. Additionally, the subject teacher is expected to demonstrate good administrative and management skills; including living up to the teacher’s professional code of conduct and setting a good example to the entire school community, maintaining quest for learning as the lead learner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and teach key learning objectives within subject area. As well as:

  • Develops detailed subject schemes of work, lessons plans and records of work termly.
  • Ensures that all lessons are planned and taught according to the school timetable.
  • Updates class subject register, checking for pupil’s attendance of classes and reports in case of any anomalies.
  • Teaches and inspires pupils to high academic performance attainment through full coverage of subject syllabus
  • Assess pupils and give useful feedback for improved performance by filling report cards and mark sheets.
  • Addresses subject area problems affecting pupils’ achievement by ensuring clarity expected of the pupil.
  • Compiles termly assessment marks for submission and forecasts to the Deputy Head teacher.
  • Liaises with the class teachers to support teaching/learning in the classroom and the school.
  • Addresses pupil conduct ensuring that barriers to pupils’ achievements are identified and removed.
  • Participates in drawing up the subject teaching content and collaborates with other teachers to improve the teaching/learning processes.
  • Teaches according to differentiated ⁹the special learning needs of the class, reflecting this awareness in the expectations made, assessments given for holistic child development.

Ensures a good learning environment and projects pupil’s results. As well as:

  • Ensures teaching and learning is done in a clean, tidy, safe and supportive learning environment by following up in case of delays and taking corrective actions.
  • Ensures that pupils develop respect and supportiveness for the teaching and learning environment by maintaining sensitivity to the physical and psychological space.
  • Supports pupil assessments as a part of learning and adding to their eagerness to attain excellence by review.
  • Projects pupil results in the subject area to create an environment that stretches pupils to achievement and meet learner needs through guidance and counselling.
  • Articulates the school vision, mission, values and anthem ensuring pupils demonstrate proud identity and express it in the value they attach to the school.
  • Champion school citizenship among pupils ensuring they attach value to the school to enforce discipline.

Ensures school events are represented and pupils closely observed. As well as:

  • Attends school programs ensuring input in staff development, conveyor exam marking or meetings.
  • Brings in own expertise in school programs, supporting pupil preparations and overseeing co-curricular activities from time to time as may be required.
  • Builds sound relationships with staff and pupils from visiting schools during inter school activities through collaborative behaviours that can be adopted by pupils.
  • Supports pupils house activities: sports, cultural festivals, events and cleaning competitions overseeing preparations and behaviour at such events.
  • Acts as an evaluator at school competitions by making sound judgement to ensure unbiased assessments.

Manages own learning by living-up to ethical conduct as a lead learner. As well as:

  • Reviews own teaching and reflects on ways to improve delivery of content.
  • Continuously applies learner-centred teaching methods ensuring pupils grow towards higher order thinking skills through analysis and evaluation.
  • Sits in colleague’s lessons, gives them feedback on their effectiveness to ensure lessons are memorable, engaging to learners and covers core syllabus content.
  • Attends staff trainings to learn/apply personal improvement aspects that directly inform teaching practices.
  • Deliver evidenced-based teaching and learning practices to fellow staff at learning workshops (INSTEP)
  • Engages in personal education and training, bringing in new knowledge and skills for opportunities to further own education and ensure such information is documented.
  • Manages time effectively by following school calendar/timetable to create value for time among the pupils.

Coordinates specific routine, roles and responsibilities in the school: As well as:

  • As teacher on duty supports pupils to follow school and class rules and regulations at all times.
  • Supports the school management address cases of deviant behaviour affecting pupils’ performance.
  • Participates in examination invigilation, ensuring the school reputation is upheld and all procedures of examination supervision and invigilation are complied with.
  • Coach pupils by preparing them for life through supervised teaching/play and guided learning.
  • Carry out other duties as requested by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Primary Education from a recognised institution. Grade V education is desired.
  • At least three years of experience in teaching the subject area
  • Desirable: 5 years teaching in the subject area and registered with MoES
  • Excellent Childhood Development teaching skills
  • Desirable: Ability to develop, subject teaching resources


Essential Skills

  • Teaching
  • Assessment skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving and decision-making

Essential Character:

  • Integrity
  • Results orientation
  • Logical and forward-thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Emotional resourcefulness
  • Understanding of others
  • Support orientation

Core Values:

  • Passion for education
  • Professional ethics
  • Have enthusiasm for school work

Appreciation for the school

How to Apply:

Application should be addressed to The Director Merry land Infant and Primary School Kanyanya Gayaza Road and send their CVs via email to

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