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.
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
- Curriculum objectives
The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.
- Curriculum standards
The governmental policies concerning educational curricula and the approved curricula from specific educational institutions.
- Budgetary principles
Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.
- 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.
- Electronic communication
Data communication performed through digital means such as computers, telephone or e-mail.
- 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.
- Accounting techniques
The techniques of recording and summarising business and financial transactions and analysing, verifying, and reporting the results.
The documentation and processing of data regarding financial activities.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Provide information on education financing
Provide information to parents and students concerning tuition fees, student loans and financial support services.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 budgets
Plan, monitor and report on the budget.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillskindergarten school procedures evaluate budgets promote education programmes labour legislation manage student admissions funding methods maintain contract administration liaise with board members develop curriculum contract law use different communication channels evaluate education programmes work in vocational school analyse curriculum lead inspections apply for government funding show an exemplary leading role in an organisation provide information on school services prepare syllabuses for vocational courses advise on teaching methods primary school procedures manage contracts secondary school procedures prepare examinations for vocational courses create a financial report identify education needs post-secondary school procedures
Source: Sisyphus ODB