Head of school

Confidential

Job Summary

The Head of School supports school leadership in implementing the vision and strategic objectives of the schools. Works with the school director to develop polices and ensure systems and controls are in place for academic excellence and operational effectiveness within the schools.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Core Responsibilities:

Leadership 

  • Work with school leadership to implement strategies, policies, plans and initiatives that support the schools’ mission 
  • Support the implementation of academic and pastoral policies to ensure pupils receive the highest standards of education
  • Promote the mission and values of the school at all levels

Management of Staff

  • Supervise activities of the sectional heads/direct line reports 
  • Ensure that the schools are running optimally and all resource needs are available
  • Work with School Management and Human Resources to identify people resource needs and support staff recruitment 
  • Motivate, coach and train staff at all levels to ensure continuous professional development 
  • Lead designated staff meetings and programs
  • Monitor staff welfare 

Reporting

  • Maintain continuous lines of communication with school leadership, keeping them informed of school operations, academic, social and extra-curricular activities 

Pastoral Care

  • Ensure the health and well being of each child is encouraged through a nurturing environment 

Relationship with Parents

  • Attend and participate in parent meetings 
  • Ensure parents receive regular information about the school curriculum, their children’s progress and other matters via appropriate channels
  • In the absence of the School Administrator, respond to enquiries, complaints and queries from parents 

Person Specification:

  • PGDE or Master’s degree is required
  • Over 8 years’ experience teaching and working within a school
  • Up to 3 years’ experience in a management/leadership position within a school environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization 
  • Knowledge of the primary school curriculum
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office 

Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Good leadership skills and ability to coordinate a team to achieve set objectives
  • Good problem solving and decision-making skills

Relationship Management skills

  • Evidence of personal commitment to professional development
  • Excellence in service delivery, focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines on a consistent basis
  • You may be required to carry out other duties which may arise from time to time

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