Head Teachers (2 Jobs – Nursery School and Primary School) – Merryland Infant & Primary School

 

Job Title:    Head Teachers (2 Jobs –
Nursery School and Primary School)

Organization: Merryland
Infant & Primary School

Duty Station: Kanyanya,
Gayaza, Uganda

Reports to: Managing Director and Resident Director

 

About US:

Merryland Infant
& Primary School is located in Kanyanya Gayaza Road.

 

Job Summary:  The
Head Teacher works with the Managing and Resident Directors to ensure the
school operates effectively. S/he ensure departments are well managed to
achieve excellent academic and co-curricular results. The Head Teacher is
responsible for school finances, logistics, academics, assets and staff (highly
motivated team of both teaching and non-teaching staff). S/he promotes the
school, grows relations with parents and partner institutions to support
effective delivery of education.

 

One Head Teacher will head the infact section (Nursery)
and the other will head the Primary School.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Champion staff to live up to the school vision, mission and objectives.
As well as:

·       
Demonstrates
enthusiasm for infant & primary education and commitment to furthering the
school.

·       
Lead the
management planning processes to develop work plans and budgets.

·       
Develop
the school’s strategic plans, and master budget jointly with the Directors and
management team.

·       
Monitors
school’s performance; ensuring a school-wide integrated M&E system is in
place and operational.

·       
Supervises
supply contracts and ensuring zero tolerance for fraud, promoting value based
culture.

Report to the PTA on matters of strategic measurement, and leadership.
As well as:

·       
Be
secretary to the Board and PTA for governance that result in effective school
strategic management.

·       
Ensures
co-ordination of PTA meetings, agenda, documentation and follows up for results
after meetings.

·       
Assists
PTA in policy development and implementation of procedures and routines.

·       
Co-ordinates
PTA appraisal process, permitting and facilitating the PTA as they take
appropriate actions based on lessons learnt.

Supervise planning and execution of school activities. As well as:

·       
Proactively
understands the national education agenda, identifying gaps and infant/primary
education priorities; taking opportunities to network as appropriate .

·       
Leads
the team review learning from past teaching engagements to identify avenues for
future teaching and lesson awareness campaigns.

·       
Supports
teaching staff, develop new teaching techniques to improve the school education
performance.

·       
Review
protocols to critique content and identify implications of planned pupil
performance drives.

·       
Champions
strategic planning, school schedules and budget development, ensuring
logistical and human resource implications of school programmes are
anticipated.

·       
Implement
staff capacity building programmes for academic excellence. As well as:

·       
Ensures
mechanisms are developed to review staff performance for improved tool set,
skill set and mind set.

·       
Develops
mentorship relationships, supporting staff in further professional development
by coaching.

·       
Leads
the school carry out learning reviews and implementing improvements, ensuring
lessons learned feedback into the design & delivery of future
interventions.

·       
Oversees
recruitment and placement of staff to fill positions in the school in
consultation with the Directors.

·       
Promotes
a culture that supports education and learning through engagement, championing
modern teaching practices and rolling them out across the school.

Ensure financial resources to accomplish school objectives are availed.
As well as:

·       
Develops
the school’s financial plan, aiming for comprehensive and activity-based
budgeting.

·       
Establishes
a sustainable fees structure and collection plan, ensuring a wide variety of
ways to collect fees.

·       
Attends
PTA meetings and discussion forums, ensuring parent visits are coordinated to
high standards.

·       
Ensures
school financial management complies with legal financial reporting and
internal/external audit.

·       
Reports
on performance of the school in respect to financial, functional units’ and
risk management.

·       
Keeps
oversight of the procurement and stores management of school

Promote school academics, public image and communication plans. As well
as:

·       
Jointly
with Directors, publishes school performance in academia and co-curricular to
raise its’s profile.

·       
Engages
in academic and education drives by liaising with institutions and government
departments.

·       
Acts as
an advisor to national (strategic level) parent meetings.

·       
Behaves
in ways that demonstrates high standards of professionalism and ethics.

·       
Prepares/reviews
reports, highlighting anomalies to the Directors to take appropriate corrective
action.

Leads the management team achieve key school goals and objectives: As
well as:

·       
Communicates
to staff clear school objectives and their roles in ensuring the success of the
school.

·       
Ensures
staff understand outcomes expected of them and build good relationships with
pupils & parents.

·       
Ensures
school programmes are planned in cost effective ways and staff given
appropriate workloads.

·       
Supports
staff performance towards optimum (by coaching, preventing/resolving problems,
training etc.).

·       
Monitors
and reviews performance, holding staff accountable to achieve agreed upon
targets.

·       
Carry
out other duties as requested by the School Directors

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Essential:
The applicant must hold an Advanced Diploma in Primary Education, Social work,
and Social development

·       
Desirable:
Degree in Primary Education, Social work, and Social development              

·       
Essential:
At least seven years in leadership role in a busy learning environment

·       
Desirable:
Having 10 years’ experience with Ministry of Education Sports

·       
Technical
knowledge or skills:

·       
Essential:
Leadership/management skills, Infant/Primary education expertise, Resource
planning &Accounting Desirable: Experience liaising with multi-stakeholders
(Government,

·       
Parents
and Schools).

 

Competencies

Essential Character:

·       
Personal
integrity

·       
Team
orientation

·       
Results
orientation

·       
Emotional
resourcefulness

·       
Proactivity

·       
Logical
& forward thinking

·       
Leadership
orientation             

 

Essential Skills:

·       
Team
management

·       
Relationship
building

·       
Financial
management

·       
Communication

·       
Coaching
& mentoring

·       
Problem-solving

·       
Decision-making          

 

Core Values:

·       
Commitment
to vision

·       
Concern
for results

·       
Deep
respect for diversity

·       
Commitment
to team work and participative planning approaches

·       
Professional
ethics

 

Additional information: Probation period — 12 months

 

How to Apply:

Application should
be addressed to The Director Merryland Infant and Primary School Kanyanya
Gayaza Road and send their CVs via email to info.merrylandschools@gmail.com
or Call Telephone number : 0200900809.

Hand delivery applications
are also accepted. Please specify whether you are a Head Teacher of Nursery or
Primary School in your application whether by Email or hand delivery.

 

Deadline: 14th December 2020

 

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