Head Teacher job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Head Teacher job summary
Our secondary school is interested in hiring an experienced Head Teacher to manage school operations and provide strong leadership to our teachers and staff members. The ideal candidate will be active in the community and make themselves available for parent consultations, taking parent suggestions and discussing the educational needs of individual students. Our Head Teacher will also be responsible for arranging major and minor building maintenance programmes, while ensuring that every teacher has the resources they need to meet the national curriculum requirements.
Head Teacher responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.
- Uphold our educational policies and integrate the national curriculum guidelines into each class curriculum
- Create benchmarks for students and teachers and track progress towards those goals
- Develop programmes that improve teacher performance and assist students in understanding class material better
- Provide guidance to the school’s network of student leaders and challenge those leaders to make the school a better place
- Respond immediately to concerns from parents and school board administrators
Head Teacher qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Master’s Degree in Education
- 2+ years’ experience as a Head Teacher or in a school leadership role
- Commitment to creating a productive educational experience
- Valid PGCE
- Proven history in improving teacher performance
- Strong verbal and written communication skills