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Headmaster

Aliases: Principal

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Headmaster is expected to perform include:

  • Directing and co-ordinating the educational, administrative and counselling activities of primary or secondary schools
  • Developing and evaluating educational programmes to ensure conformance to state and school board standards
  • Developing and co-ordinating educational programmes through meetings with staff
  • Reviewing the activities of Teachers and issuing directives
  • Conferencing with Teachers, students and parents regarding the educational and behavioural problems in school
  • Establishing and maintaining relationship with colleges, community organizations and other schools to co-ordinate educational services
  • Allocating supplies, equipment and instructional material as needed
  • Directing preparation of class schedules, cumulative records and attendance reports
  • Observing and evaluating teacher performance
  • Interviewing and hiring teachers
  • Monitoring safety and security within school premises
  • Planning and monitoring school budget
  • Planning and directing building maintenance
  • Developing and administering educational programmes for students

WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • The candidate will supervise a team of Teachers, school staff and other workers
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Schools are open for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidate with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), Both Legs Handicapped (BL), Both Eyes Low Vision (BLV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, postgraduate with B.Ed. 

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in managing school budget
  • Skilled in evaluating the working of all the School Teachers and other workers
  • Proficient in logistics management
  • Knowledge of effective instructional practices and current trends in education
  • Skilled in doing effective assessment and making pedagogical strategies for the efficient working of school
  • Proficiency in research and evaluation of both, staff and student performance
  • In-depth knowledge of guidelines of bodies like CBSE, ICSE, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Management skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Universities providing postgraduate degrees 
  • Colleges offering B.Ed. degree across India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://puchd.ac.in/syllabus.php

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 6

Teacher → Vice Principal → Headmaster → Movement to other jobs 

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4, 5
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 50,000 to Rs 80,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 1-6 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4, 5

Schools

KEYWORDS 
  • Headmaster
  • Principal
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20151345.0100Headmaster
ISCO 20081345 Education Managers
NIC 200885301Higher education in science, commerce, humanity and fine arts leading to a university degree or equivalent
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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