Profession Primary school head

Primary school head

Primary school principals plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of public or private primary schools.

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Personality Type

Tasks primary school head

  • Establish and implement mission statements, policies and procedures.
  • Set educational goals and standards.
  • Manage and coordinate the educational, administrative and financial affairs of a school.
  • Supervise staff, including managers, support staff, teachers, counselors, librarians, etc.
  • Enforce discipline within the school.
  • Confer with staff, e.g. to give them advise, explanations or answers to procedural questions.
  • Evaluate teachers' work, e.g. by visiting classrooms, observing teaching methods, reviewing instructional objectives and examining learning materials.
  • Manage staff recruitment and training.
  • Supervise the maintenance of school facilities.
  • Prepare reports on various subjects, including attendance, activity, planning or personnel records.
  • Represent the school at meetings, e.g. meetings in the community.
  • Promote the school, for example through publicity and contacts with other organizations.

Related professions primary teaching

  • Primary school teacher
  • Schoolchildren attendant
  • Special needs teacher primary school
  • Teacher assistant

Source: Sisyphus ODB