The Principal is in charge of The Compuera Group of School establishment in the Junior High and the Primary section as well as the Kindergarten. He/she will directly report to the School Director. The Principal is required to lead the School by upholding the School Mission, Vision, Educational Philosophy, Goals and Core Values of the school. The Principal will operate within the leadership structure as determined by the School Board, to provide a strong, effective educational leadership in the parameters identified in this position description.
Within the context of the overall direction of the whole school, the
Principal is in charge of:
- Shaping a management vision for the school.
- Exercising wisdom and discernment in leading staff, students and parents.
- Developing and leading a school executive team that will cultivate and strengthen a positive teaching, learning and working environment for all staff and students at every level of operations.
- Making operational decisions which support the whole school vision and ensure the smooth day to day operation of the school.
School Culture and Ethos
- Uphold the Mission, Vision, Values, Educational Philosophy and Goals
of all CGS operations.
- Be able to think strategically, hold a vision for the School consistent with the overall CGS vision and lead others to the realization of that vision. Create documents such as the Strategic Plan and School Improvement Plan highlights this vision in greater detail.
- Establish a strong collaborative service culture within the school.
- Display a strong sense of service to the school community.
- Foster strong positive relationships between other like-minded schools.
- Take responsibility for, and be directly involved in, the appointment of teachers and support staff in accordance with the CGS Employment policies and practices, and work collaboratively with the school Director.
- Recommend the hiring, rewarding, disciplining, terminating, and remuneration of school employees except for him/herself, in direct consultation with the School Director and in accordance with policy and/or approved budgets.
- Induct, supervise and evaluate performance of all staff in accordance with CGS policies and practices: provide counselling and assistance as indicated; recommend appropriate action in cases of substandard performances; identify and encourage individual teachers and support staff with leadership potential.
- Ensure written communication of employment details to teaching and non-teaching staff occurs annually, or more often as required, in consultation with the Director.
- Be familiar with CGS administration procedures and seek to streamline processes and effect efficient practices in liaison with the administration staff.
- Liaise with the CGS Director in setting budgets for the school.
- Monitor actual spending against budget, taking steps to ensure that budgets are not exceeded.
- Take responsibility for ensuring that the School fulfils all government requirements in consultation with the School Director.
- Attend all meetings as required by the School Administration.
- Prepare the School calendar in collaboration with the Leadership Team.
- Ensure appropriate tasks are delegated to staff to ensure all operations are effective and efficient.
- Plan and facilitate staff meetings and strategic professional learning and development.
- Regularly review the documentation and implementation of CGS rules and behavioral expectations.
- Prepare teaching allocations and responsibilities.
- Preparation of the timetable.
- Oversee preparation of the new Staff Induction Program.
- Have a working knowledge of the school administration systems and CGS policies.
- Ensure that the maintenance requirements are documented and that regular maintenance occurs around the school as per the Maintenance Policy.
- Make recommendation to the school Board of Management for improvement of facilities.
- Ensure that Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Procedures are adhered to.
- Maintain up to date files electronically and/or in print of all administrative systems, such as: student records, staff records and archives.
- Take an active role in the regular review, development and implementation of CGS policies and the annual Business Plan.
- Recommend new policy and initiatives to the CGS Director.
Teaching and Learning
- Actively and pro-actively enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
- Analyze and evaluate available data on student performance and take appropriate action to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
- Oversee curriculum implementation in line with the CGS educational directions and the Ministry of Education Curriculum Policies.
- Keep abreast of developments in Digital Learning Technologies and actively promote use of ICT by teachers in the classroom
Enrolment of Students
- Working with the staff and all necessary vendors to increase the numbers of the student population in line with the schools’ vision, mission and ethos. Initiate the Interview process of prospective students and their parents for enrolment suitability according to the CGS Enrolment Policy.
- Offer placements to students according to the Enrolment Policy.
- Liaise with parents regarding enrolment of students with special needs and ongoing wellbeing of the students.
- Maintain a wholesome spiritual and emotional atmosphere that will help nurture the students spiritually.
- Take a caring interest in the students and staff, and a supervisory role in the maintenance of standards and general discipline of students.
- Oversee the implementation of the Behavior Management Policy and associated staff and student welfare policies, and empower class teachers, and teaching staff to enforce this policy.
- Ensure students with special needs – educationally, physical emotional and spiritual, receive appropriate counselling and remedial support.
- Counsel and refer parents and students involved in serious breaches of discipline or emotional trauma.
- Regularly attend Professional Development Training Seminars to keep abreast of current educational trends.
- Ensure that all staff actively engage in appropriate Professional Development and facilitate staff attendance at professional development activities.
- Keep up to date with current educational thought and practice.
- Develop and maintain a strategic marketing plan for the School in consultation with the School Director.
- Oversee the preparation of all publicity materials: flyers, TV and newspaper advertisements, brochures and information folders.
- Be aware of community concern and promote the School whenever appropriate.
- Other duties as appropriately assigned.
- A degree in Education is required.
- Minimum 2 years in a major leadership position
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Principles and practices of administration and supervision.
- Provide leadership and direction to Staff.
- Analyze problems, make decisions, and be responsible for those decisions.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, students, administration and parents.
- Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
- Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, procedures and statistics.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Operate a computer to a high level of competence and other office equipment.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of actions.
- Meeting schedules and time-lines.
- Work independently with little supervision
- Strong teacher background.
- Love for students.
- Intellectual capacity.
- Minimum 2 years in a major leadership position
- Relational style which commands loyalty.
- Ability to lead and work with teams.
- Problem solving ability.
- Multi-tasking capability.
- Strong interest in current educational trends.
- High administrative ability.
- Strong sense of justice
- Strong knowledge of Catholic faith will be an added advantage.
- Ability to confront difficult situations.
- Resilience and energy
All applications to be submitted before 11th December 2022
NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS
Please be truthful when answering the questionnaire and provide working contacts. All Applicants must provide at least three professional references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts. The references must be able to provide substantive information about your past performance and abilities. Compuera reserves the right to contact your previous employers for relevant information concerning your performance and may consider such information in its evaluation of the application.