Headteacher

Westfield International School

Job Summary

Perform duties of a Headteacher

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Westfield International School seeks the services of a Headteacher


Job Title: Headteacher


Job Location: Accra (Mccharthy Hills), Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Formulating overall aims and objectives for the school and policies for their implementation
  • Working with senior colleagues to deploy staff effectively and recruit new staff
  • Meeting with other education professionals, and representing the school at conferences and other events outside the school in the local community and nationwide
  • Motivating, training and disciplining staff
  • Ensuring the motivation of the pupils
  • Ensuring an infrastructure is in place in which all members of staff and pupils feel they can register their opinions on serious matters, and have a route via which they can communicate problems to senior members of staff
  • Ensuring the good financial management of the school
  • Ensuring the school is up-to-date with innovations, from teaching practices to new technologies
  • Reporting on the school’s performance to a range of audiences, including governors, the Local Education Authority, the local community, Ofsted and others
  • Managing accommodation (e.g. classrooms) effectively to meet the needs of the curriculum and Health & Safety requirements
  • Assuming responsibility for other legal matters in the day-to-day running of the school
  • Assuming responsibility for pastoral care of pupils where necessary
  • Resolving major disciplinary issues with pupils


Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of an Degree is required
  • At least 3-4 years experience in a similar position 
  • Leadership skills, displaying courage and conviction
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Academic ability as well as an ability to understand and communicate with those who struggle in education
  • A desire to work with children and/or young adults
  • Prioritisation, planning and organisation skills
  • Being able to work as part of a team
  • An ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • An ability to devolve responsibilities, delegate tasks and monitor practices to see that they are being carried out 

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