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
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Education administration

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

  • Office software

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

  • 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.

  • Curriculum standards

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

  • Accounting techniques

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

  • Electronic communication

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

  • Accounting

    The documentation and processing of data regarding financial activities.

  • Budgetary principles

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

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provide information on education financing

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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