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Headteachers-Primary job at Kyenjojo District Service Commission

About the Organization

Job Description

A Headteacher (or Principal) in a primary school plays a pivotal role in managing the school's operations, ensuring a high standard of education, and fostering a positive learning environment.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Management:

  • Provide visionary leadership to staff and students.

  • Develop and implement school policies and procedures.

  • Oversee the daily operations of the school.

Curriculum Development:

  • Ensure the curriculum meets educational standards and the needs of all students.

  • Implement and monitor curriculum changes and innovations.

  • Support teachers in curriculum planning and delivery.

Staff Management:

  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate teaching and support staff.

  • Provide professional development opportunities for staff.

  • Foster a positive and collaborative working environment.

Student Welfare:

  • Ensure the well-being and safety of all students.

  • Implement policies to support students' social, emotional, and academic needs.

  • Address disciplinary issues and work to create a positive school culture.

Budget and Resource Management:

  • Prepare and manage the school’s budget.

  • Allocate resources effectively to support educational goals.

  • Oversee maintenance and improvement of school facilities.

Parental and Community Engagement:

  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians.

  • Foster strong relationships with the local community and stakeholders.

  • Promote the school’s achievements and initiatives.

Assessment and Reporting:

  • Monitor and evaluate student performance and progress.

  • Oversee standardized testing and internal assessments.

  • Report on school performance to the school board, parents, and educational authorities.

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and implement the school’s strategic plan.

  • Set long-term goals for school improvement and growth.

  • Evaluate the success of strategic initiatives.

Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure the school complies with all educational regulations and policies.

  • Oversee health and safety protocols.

  • Address any legal or regulatory issues that arise.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in education or a related field.

  • A master’s degree in education leadership, administration, or a related field is often preferred.

Certification and Licensure:

  • Valid teaching certification.

  • School administration or leadership certification may be required, depending on the region.


  • Several years of teaching experience, preferably in a primary school setting.

  • Prior experience in a leadership role, such as an assistant principal or department head.

Leadership Skills:

  • Strong leadership and management abilities.

  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff and students.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with teachers, students, parents, and the community.

Problem-Solving Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to handle complex issues and find effective solutions.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to build positive relationships with staff, students, and parents.

  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

Organizational Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.

Commitment to Education:

  • Passion for education and a commitment to student success.

  • Dedication to continuous professional development and learning.

Knowledge of Educational Technology:

  • Familiarity with educational technology and its integration into the classroom.

  • Ability to support teachers in using technology to enhance learning.

How to Apply

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