Head Teacher Job Opportunity – King’s View Junior School

Job Title:   Head Teacher   

Organisation: King’s View Junior School

Duty Station:  Kasenge, Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

King’s View Junior School is located at Kasenge. The school offers the Uganda national curriculum through use of modern international innovative pedagogical methods so that learning can take place. King’s View is committed to be an innovative, inspiring, and self-reliant teaching and learning Centre. The school is founded on Christian values of responsibility, innovation, compassion and honorable service to the communities we serve.

 

Job Summary:  The Head Teacher is the leading professional of the school. She/he is accountable to the principal. The Head teacher provides vision, leadership and direction for the school and ensures that it is organized and managed to meet the aims of the establishment and targets. She/he is responsible for evaluating the school’s performance to identified priorities; support continuous improvement and raising standards; ensuring equality of opportunity for all; implementing policies and practices; ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the school’s aims in accordance with its mission statement; and organization and administration of the school in consultation with the principal and the directors.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Shaping the Organization: Critical to the role of headship is working with the governing body and others to create a shared vision and strategic plan which inspires and motivates pupils, staff and all other members of the school community. This vision should express core educational values and moral purpose and derived from Christian values and summarized in the mission statement.

  • Ensure the vision for the school is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively by all.
  • Inspire and lead the school.
  • Work within the school and school communities to translate the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which will promote and sustain school improvement.
  • Demonstrate the vision and values in everyday work and practice.
  • Actively motivate and work with others to create a shared culture and positive work environment.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate new technologies to achieve excellence.
  • Ensure that strategic planning considers diversity, values and experience of the school and community at large.

Leading Learning and Teaching: The Head teacher has a central responsibility for raising the quality of teaching and learning and for pupils’ achievement. This implies setting high expectations, monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of learning outcomes. A successful environment promotes a learning culture, which will enable pupils to become effective, enthusiastic, independent learners, and committed to life-long learning.

  • Take overall responsibility to lead and ensure an all-around education for each child. This includes that beyond your own teaching, you will be primarily responsible to ensure school academic performance.
  • Enable a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupils’ achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child’s learning.
  • Ensure that learning is at the center of strategic planning and resource management.
  • Establish creative, responsive and effective approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Build a culture and ethos based on Christian values of challenge and support where all pupils can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning.
  • Demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set stretching targets for the whole school.
  • Within the school’s ethos, implement strategies which secure high standards of behavior and attendance.
  • Initiate and implement a diverse, flexible curriculum and implement an effective assessment framework.
  • Take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies.
  • Challenge underperformance at all levels and ensures effective corrective action and follow-up.

Developing Self and Working with Others: The Head teacher will help other teachers manage themselves and their relationships well. Headship is about building a learning community which enables others to achieve.

  • Lead the development and implementation of performance management and effective continuing professional development practice.
  • Support all staff to achieve high standards, recognizing their unique contributions as valued individuals.
  • Support staff equip themselves with the capacity to deal with the complexity of the role and the range of leadership skills and actions required of them.
  • Treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive school culture in a manner consistent with the Christian ethos.
  • Build a collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engage with other schools to build effective learning communities.
  • Develop and maintain effective strategies and procedures for staff induction, professional development and performance review.
  • Ensure effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of work undertaken by teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and devolution of responsibilities.
  • Acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams.
  • Develop and maintain a culture reflecting the mission statement of high expectations for self and for others and take appropriate action when performance is unsatisfactory.
  • Regularly review own practice, set personal target and take responsibility for own personal and spiritual development.
  • Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life balance.
  • Act as spiritual leader to staff and pupils.

Managing the Organization: In school, the relationship between the mission statement and the provision of effective organization and management should reflect the values. The Head Teacher will seek ways of improving organizational structures and functions based on rigorous self-evaluation.

  • The Head Teacher should ensure that the school and the people and resources within it are organized and managed to provide an efficient, effective and safe learning environment.
  • The management responsibilities imply the re-examination of the roles and responsibilities of those adults working in the school, nurturing them, in order to build capacity across the workforce and ensure resources are deployed to achieve value for money. Head teacher should seek to build successful organizations through effective collaborations with others.
  • Support the actualization of the organizational structure which reflects the school’s values and mission statement, and enables the management systems, structures and processes to work effectively and legally.
  • Produce and implement clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies for the development of the school and its facilities.
  • Ensure that policies and practices take account of national, district and local circumstances, policies and initiatives.
  • Manage the school’s financial and human resources effectively and efficiently to achieve the school’s educational goals and priorities as per approved policies and procedures.
  • Technically support the recruitment of staff who are able and willing to contribute to the ethos of the school, retaining and deploying them appropriately and managing their workload to achieve the vision and goals of the school.
  • Implement successful performance management processes which reflect the identity of the school with all staff.
  • Challenge inappropriate staff behavior and deal effectively with staffing issues, including those relating to conduct, competence and attendance.
  • Manage and organize the school environment efficiently and effectively to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum, health and safety regulations.
  • Ensure that the range, quality and use of all available resources is monitored, evaluated and reviewed to improve the quality of education for all pupils and provide value for money.
  • Use and integrate a range of technologies effectively and efficiently to manage the school.

Securing accountability: With Christian values at the heart of the leadership, Head teacher has a responsibility to the whole school and community. The Head Teacher is accountable to a wide range of groups, particularly Heads of Department, pupils, parents and care givers; and, accountable for ensuring that pupils enjoy and benefit of a high-quality Christian education, for promoting collective responsibility within the whole school community and for contributing to the education service more widely.

  • Fulfil commitments arising from contractual accountability to the governing body/ directors.
  • Develop a school ethos which enables everyone works collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrate success and accept responsibility for outcomes.
  • Ensure individual staff accountabilities are clearly defined, understood, nurtured and agreed and are subject to rigorous review and evaluation.
  • Work closely with the governing body/directors (providing information, objective advice and support) to enable it to meet its responsibilities.
  • Develop and present a coherent, understandable and accurate account of the school’s performance to a range of audiences including principal, directors, parents and care givers.
  • Reflect on personal contribution to school achievements and take account of feedback from others.

Strengthening Community: Head teacher will be committed to engaging with the internal and external school community to secure the principles of equity and entitlement. She/he will collaborate with others in order to share expertise and bring positive benefits to own school and other schools. She/he should work collaboratively at both strategic and operational levels with parents /care givers, the school and across other multiple agencies for the well-being of all children. She/he will share responsibility for leadership of the wider educational system and should be aware that school improvement and community development are interdependent.

  • Promote the vision of the school witnessing to its values in its local community.
  • Build a school culture and curriculum which takes account of the richness and diversity of the school’s communities.
  • Create and promote positive strategies for challenging prejudice and dealing with harassment in a Christian manner.
  • Ensure learning experiences for pupils are linked into and integrated with the wider community.
  • Ensure a range of school and community-based learning experiences.
  • Work closely with school and other agencies in providing for the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of pupils and their families.
  • Create and maintain an effective partnership with parents /care givers to support and improve pupils’ achievement and personal development.
  • Seek opportunities to invite parents/ care givers, members of the school family, community, business or other organizations into the school to enhance and enrich the school and its value to the wider community.
  • Significantly contribute to the development of the education system by, for example, sharing effective practice with schools in the neighborhood, working in partnership with others to promote innovative Initiatives.
  • Co-operate and work with relevant agencies to protect children.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a minimum of Diploma in Primary Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution. University Degree will be an added advantage.
  • The ideal candidate must be a grade V teacher and registered with the Ministry of Education and Sport.
  • Excellent track record as a senior leader in a school, with a professional teaching experience.
  • Four to ten years managing a medium to large scale school of above 500 pupils.
  • Demonstrate competence in the supervision of at least 20 teaching staff in addition to other non-teaching staff

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a comprehensive CV and an expression of interest letter via e-mail to: gbkyarisii@gmail.com or WhatsApp 0772896346 in PDF format

 

Deadline: 21st November, 2022

 

NB: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

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Date Posted 2022-10-27
Valid Through 2022-11-21
Hiring Organization King’s View Junior School
Job Location , Kasenge, Kampala, 0256, Uganda