Profession headteacher

Headteachers manage the day-to-day activities of an educational institution. They make decisions concerning admissions and are responsible for meeting curriculum standards, which facilitate academic development for the students. They manage staff, working closely with the different department heads, and evaluate the subject teachers in a timely manner in order to secure optimal class performance. They also ensure the school meets the national education requirements set by law and cooperate with local communities and governments.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Social

Related professions vocational teaching

  • Vocational education institution manager
  • Vocational education teacher
  • Vocational education teacher agricultural and veterinary subjects
  • Vocational education teacher computer sciences and mathematics
  • Vocational education teacher economics, business and management subjects
  • Vocational education teacher education science and teacher training
  • Vocational education teacher engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Vocational education teacher general programs, no specific field
  • Vocational education teacher health and welfare subjects
  • Vocational education teacher humanities, languages and arts
  • Vocational education teacher law and public administration
  • Vocational education teacher natural and life sciences
  • Vocational education teacher social work, social science
  • Vocational education teacher, other subjects

Knowledge

  • Accounting techniques

    The techniques of recording and summarising business and financial transactions and analysing, verifying, and reporting the results.

  • Budgetary principles

    Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.

  • Electronic communication

    Data communication performed through digital means such as computers, telephone or e-mail.

  • Education law

    The area of law and legislation that concerns education policies and the people working in the sector in an (inter)national context, such as teachers, students, and administrators.

  • Accounting

    The documentation and processing of data regarding financial activities.

  • Office software

    The characteristics and functioning of software programs for office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email and database.

  • Education administration

    The processes related to the administrative areas of an education institution, its director, employees, and students.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Financial management

    The field of finance that concerns the practical process analysis and tools for designating financial resources. It encompasses the structure of businesses, the investment sources, and the value increase of corporations due to managerial decision-making.

  • Curriculum standards

    The governmental policies concerning educational curricula and the approved curricula from specific educational institutions.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

Skills

  • Handle financial transactions

    Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.

  • Provide education management support

    Support the management of an education institution by directly assisting in the managerial duties or by providing information and guidance from your area of expertise to simplify the managerial tasks.

  • Maintain records of financial transactions

    Collate all the financial transactions done in the daily operations of a business and record them in their respective accounts.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Supervise educational staff

    Monitor and evaluate the actions of the educational staff such as teaching or research assistants and teachers and their methods. Mentor, train, and give advice to them if necessary.

  • Develop organisational policies

    Develop and supervise the implementation of policies aimed at documenting and detailing the procedures for the operations of the organisation in the lights of its strategic planning.

  • Manage enrolment

    Decide on the number of available places and select pupils or students on the basis of set criteria and according to national legislation.

  • Provide information on education financing

    Provide information to parents and students concerning tuition fees, student loans and financial support services.

  • Communicate with youth

    Use verbal and non-verbal communication and communicate through writing, electronic means, or drawing. Adapt your communication to children and young people`s age, needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, and culture.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Cooperate with education professionals

    Communicate with teachers or other professionals working in education in order to identify needs and areas of improvement in education systems, and to establish a collaborative relationship.

  • Manage school budget

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning from an educational institution or school. Monitor the school budget, as well as costs and expenses. Report on the budget.

  • Trace financial transactions

    Observe, track and analyse financial transactions made in companies or in banks. Determine the validity of the transaction and check for suspicious or high-risk transactions in order to avoid mismanagement.

Optional knowledge and skills

create a financial report show an exemplary leading role in an organisation maintain contract administration post-secondary school procedures primary school procedures analyse curriculum advise on teaching methods prepare syllabuses for vocational courses liaise with board members evaluate budgets develop curriculum manage student admissions identify education needs contract law manage contracts secondary school procedures use different communication channels prepare examinations for vocational courses provide information on school services lead inspections funding methods evaluate education programmes work in vocational school kindergarten school procedures promote education programmes labour legislation apply for government funding