TSC New Grading System, Salaries and Designation Codes for Teachers.
The new grading system has eight job groups, which are based on the level of education, responsibility, and experience of the teacher.
The job groups range from B5 to D5, with D5 being the highest. Each job group has a corresponding salary scale, with D5 having the highest salary scale.
The new designation codes are also based on the level of education, responsibility, and experience of the teacher.
The codes range from T-Scale 1 to T-Scale 9, with T-Scale 9 being the highest. The T-Scale determines the salary of the teacher, with T-Scale 9 having the highest salary.
This blog post provides a breakdown of the new TSC salaries and grading system for teachers.
TSC New Grading System, Salaries and Designation Codes for Teachers
New Grading System
The current TSC New Grading System and Designation Codes for teachers has undergone a major overhaul. Job groups have been scrapped off and merged to create new grades for teachers.
P1 grade, which was previously under Job Group G, has been scrapped off and replaced with Grade B5, which is now the new entry grade for all tutors at the primary school level.
The other grades have been re-structured and re-named as follows.
- J to C1.
- K to C2.
- L to C3.
- M to C4, and
- N to C5.
The higher grade previously known as P, Q, and R has is now known as D1, D2, and D3, respectively.
The commission granted the request by the Kenyan National Union of Teachers for two additional job groups, S and T.
These two categories are now D4 and D5, respectively. The chief principals now fall under category D5 of the new grading system.
New TSC Salaries
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission agreed to increase teacher salaries in three different phases. Below is the breakdown of the new TSC salaries based on the new grading system.
Grade B5 (T-Scale 5) – Primary Educator II The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 21, 756 and the maximum is Ksh 27, 195.
Grade C1(T-Scale 6). Primary Teacher I, Secondary Teacher II, and Lecturer III The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 27, 195 and the maximum is Ksh 33,994.
Grade C2 (T-Scale 7) – Secondary Educator II, Senior Educator II, Lecturer II, and Special Need Education Educator (for primary schools) The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 33,994 and the maximum is Ksh 42,447.
Grade C3 (T-Scale 8). Secondary Educator I, Special Need Education Teacher I (for primary schools), Lecturer I, Senior Teacher I, and Special Need Education Educator II (for secondary schools) The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 42,447 and the maximum is Ksh 53,943.
Grade C4 (T-Scale 9) – Senior Master IV, Special Need Education Senior Teacher (for primary schools), Senior Lecturer IV, Deputy Head Educator II, and Special Need Education Teacher I (for secondary schools). The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 53,943 and the maximum is Ksh 68,732.
Grade C5 (T-Scale 10) – Senior Master III, Deputy Principal IV, Senior Lecturer III, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Educator, and Curriculum Support Officer II. The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 68,732 and the maximum is Ksh 87, 879.
Grade D1(T-Scale 11) – Deputy Principal III, Senior Master II, Senior Lecturer II, Curriculum Support Officer I, and Senior Head Educator. The minimum salary for this grade is Ksh 87, 879 and the maximum is Ksh 109, 089.
Grade D2 (T-Scale 12) – Senior Master I and Deputy Principal II
Moving up the new grading system ladder, we have Grade D2, which consists of Senior Master I and Deputy Principal II.
Those under this grade are senior educators and have a significant role in managing schools and providing quality education.
Senior Master I
The Senior Master I is an experienced teacher who has excelled in their field and has taken on leadership roles in the school.
They are responsible for overseeing the academic performance of their subject area and mentoring other teachers in the department.
Deputy Principal II
The Deputy Principal II is the second in command in a school. They play a crucial role in assisting the Principal in running the school.
Deputy Principal II are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school. They also ensures that all school policies and regulations are followed.
They also help to maintain a conducive learning environment for the students and provide support to the teachers.
Grade D3 (T-Scale 13) – Deputy Principal I and Principals
The next grade in the new TSC grading system is Grade D3, which consists of Deputy Principal I and Principals.
Deputy Principal I
The Deputy Principal I is the highest-ranking Deputy Principal in a school. They work closely with the Principal in managing the school.
Senior Master I and Deputy Principal II have the responsibility of ensuring the proper implementation of the school’s curriculum. They ensure adherence of all school policies.
Deputy Principal I maintains discipline among the students and ensuring that the teachers are providing quality education.
The Principal is the head of a school and is responsible for ensuring that the school runs smoothly.
They oversee all the activities in the school and ensure that the teachers are delivering quality education to the students.
They are also responsible for managing the school’s finances and ensuring that the school’s budget is well-utilized.
Grade D4 (T-Scale 14) – Senior Principals
Grade D4 comprises of Senior Principals who are responsible for managing large schools or clusters of schools.
They play a crucial role in ensuring that all the schools under their jurisdiction are providing quality education. They also ensure teachers are performing their duties effectively.
Senior Principals actively manage the finances of the schools under their jurisdiction. They ensure that the schools are well-equipped to provide quality education.
Grade D5 (T-Scale 15) – Chief Principals
The final grade in the new TSC grading system is Grade D5, which consists of Chief Principals. Chief Principals are responsible for managing the largest schools or clusters of schools in the country.
They oversee all the activities in the schools under their jurisdiction and ensure that the teachers are providing quality education to the students.
Senior Master I and Deputy Principal II also manage the finances of the schools under their jurisdiction and ensure that the schools have adequate resources to deliver quality education.
The new grading system has brought about significant changes. This include the scrapping off of some job groups, the merging of others, and the introduction of new job groups.
The introduction of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) will go a long way in ensuring that teachers’ salaries are increased in a phased manner, as agreed upon by all stakeholders.
TSC New Grading System, Salaries and Designation Codes for Teachers.