Head of School/ Principal

Rosecity Total Child Academy

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RTCA is a We are a growing Nursery & Primary School located off Lagos Ibadan Express in Obafemi Owode L.G.A Ogun State. The school is approved by the Ogun State Ministry of Education Science and Technology and has operated successfully for the past 7 years. As part of the expansion plans, the Secondary section will commence operations soon. The school gives highest priority to communication between parents and teachers about children's performance. Teachers expect and welcome dialogue with parents. The school offers equal opportunity to all and is non-discriminatory. 

 

Therefore, there is a vacancy for a strong and experienced School Administrator to serve as Head of School and Principal. The ideal candidate must have the following attributes:

 

  • At least 10 years’ experience in a good school
  • At least 3 years as Principal or Vice Principal in a secondary school of repute. 
  • Experienced in developing curriculum for both Primary and Secondary schools 
  • Knowledge of approval requirements for WAEC, NECO and state ministry of education 
  • At least 5 years’ hands on teaching experience in a secondary school 

 

Philosophy: 

The Head of School / Principal should serve as a centralizing leadership figure within the school and the local community. The Head of School will work closely with, and report directly to, the Board of Directors (“Board”). The Head of School position will be supported by at least one full time office staff person. (The school hopes to add new office staff as the school expands.) The Head of School will tend to the issues that concern the school as a whole and will facilitate communication /build consensus among the teachers, staff, families and Board. The Head of School / Principal should have a larger vision for the future direction of the school while continuing to support and encourage the preservation of the Vision, Mission and Values of the RTCA.

 

Qualifications: 

Minimum of a BEd degree, with knowledge of Early Childhood education and Secondary Curriculum preferred.Administrative experience in an educational setting with demonstrated leadership qualities required. 

 

Main Duties

Overall 

Responsible for the administrative success of all school programs. 

Ensures that the school is in compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. 

 

Organization

Coordinates scheduling of, and attends, all required school functions and activities. 

 

Finance 

Serves as Business Manager for the School. 

Executes the financial policy set by the Board of Directors, including communicating Board policy and decisions to parents and prospective parents 

Assists the bookkeeper and Board Treasurer with financial issues and long-term planning. 

 

Personnel 

Teaching Staff: 

Assists Head Teachers and Personnel Chair in the recruitment of teaching staff 

Supervises the teachers and coordinating across all classrooms 

 

Non-Teaching Staff: 

Selects and employs non-teaching personnel in conjunction with Board 

Advises Board on the need to dismiss non-teaching staff when appropriate 

Administers equitable systems of compensation, working conditions and professional development of all staff in cooperation with the Board 

Where necessary, counsels and advises school employees 

Advises the Board. 

 

Enrolments

Represents and explains the RTCA school mission program to prospective families. 

Oversees and coordinates recruitment of students. 

Informs parents and prospective parents of enrollment policies. 

Performs all admissions tasks necessary to achieve RTCA objectives. 

Oversees and coordinates enrollment of pupils and Students into the Elementary and Secondary Schools. 

 

Education 

Works with Teachers to coordinate curricula. 

Helps guide Teachers in achieving their educational goals. 

Coordinates and attends all Teachers meetings. 

Serves as liaison between teachers and parents to resolve classroom issues. 

Maintains school discipline policy in a consistent and respectful manner. 

 

Public Relations

Coordinates all internal and external school communications. 

Serves as spokesperson for RTCA

Maintains constructive liaisons with other educational institutions and associations. 

Facilitates communication among all the school’s constituents and encourages their participation in RTCA activities and events. 

Represents RTCA in the community at large. 

 

School Facilities, Equipment, Daily Operations 

Oversees daily operations of school, ensuring a safe and friendly environment. 

Attends to tasks and responsibilities associated with successful operation of school (e.g. communication, security, maintenance) in an as-needed and sometimes hands-on capacity. 

Supervises maintenance of all school equipment. 

Supervises the maintenance of RTCA as an aesthetically attractive and safe environment. 

Advises Board on facilities and equipment improvement. 

 

Operations Support 

Remains informed of trends, research and legislation that may affect RTCA management, operation and policy. 

Advises Board when policy changes or action may be necessary. 

Maintains a comprehensive set of records on students, staff and prospective students. 

 

Responsibilities To Board of Directors 

Serves as non-voting member of the Board and is expected to attend all Board meetings and functions. 

Keeps the Board informed of all aspects of school operations. 

Brings to the Board’s attention issues that may require Board action or Board education. 

Communicates all Board policies and changes to the teaching staff and non-teaching staff and to RTCA members. 

Serves as a resource for the Board in developing new policies and initiatives. 

Serves as a resource for the Board on financial matters.

Represents the Board and Board decisions and policies to parents when appropriate. 

Summary

Company

Rosecity Total Child Academy

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Education/Teaching/Training

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years