The school head teacher is the key change agent to ensure that changes are introduced and sustained. Head teacher plays a vital role in administrative and educational changes.
Head teacher is responsible to identify the needs of students and teachers and provide them with best solution to provide personalized education to students and to enhance overall teaching skill of the staff.
Head teacher has an important role in the development of a school. He/she can influence decisions, formulate goals and make sure that decisions are implemented.
There are a number of responsibility areas of head teacher but mostly head teacher deals with administrative matters but there is a crucial need to realize academic role of a head teacher.
Administrative power can take many forms at school and, head teachers take an active part to create a positive school culture school culture that promotes learning and engagement for students`. All the other roles and responsibilities of a school head teacher are important but a positive roles school culture is imperative.
It is the deliberate decision by the head teacher to focus their time on creating a positive school. Culture that enables the other areas (e.g. designing instruction for students’ success) to also achieves noteworthy outcomes. The successful head teacher knows school culture is the heart of improvement and growth.
Head teacher is also expected to implement new national curriculum (2006) so the students are able to acquire relevant competencies and skills in a grade and teacher is introduced with variety of teaching style, strategies, and methodologies.
Role of Head Teacher to ensure the use of Daily Lesson Plans in Schools:
Provide Teacher Guides to teacher.
Encourage the teachers to read and understand.
Arrange a discussion session and ask the teachers to share the philosophy of Teachers Guides.
Take out this fear of teachers that these teacher Guides are going to increase their work and ensure them that these lesson plans are prepared to help you and facilitate your teaching.
Discuss with teachers if there are some problems in understanding any activity.
Observe their class while using lesson plans.
Make sure that the teachers are consulting Teachers Guides one day before delivering lesson plans, so that they are able to arrange required material.
Develop a school culture conducive to learning.
Generic Role of Head Teacher in Overall Improvement of School:
Establish learning goals and help teachers to align their teaching strategies to meet those goals.
Encourage staff to plan their daily lessons and use support material.
Create positive learning culture.
Provide personalized education.
Ensure discipline in the school.
Ensure curriculum implementation.
Provide academic support to teacher.
Implement Continuous Professional Development program.
Ensure Teaching quality.
Facilitate parent`s involvement.
Provide clear instruction and direction to teachers.
Regular assessment and monitoring of school learning activities.
Personal involvement of a head can really make a school ready to help and promote quality education which should be the priority of both teachers and head teachers to nake the school child friendly and a welcoming place for learning.