The Principal's Role
The Principal's role is threefold
As an architect of culture, to engage and empower people in the quest for high effect and development, with a focus on learning and being a lead learner.
As a CEO, to meet the specified targets and expectations of the governing body of the school.
As a manager, to establish and monitor the programs that are necessary to operate a highly functioning school.
Institutional excellence has five, equally important aspects.
An obvious mission & vision, developed and distilled through expertise, consultation and stakeholder engagement
A culture of high effect and development
A focus on learning, driven by research-based improvement goals
The management of operational programs aligned with the mission & vision
A quality assurance approach to continuous improvement
The following link leads to a grid of Principal behaviours that supports the five aspects.
Intervention & support
The principal is responsible for the quality assurance of all aspects of the school's operation. To ensure quality, systematic intervention and support is necessary.
This is best achieved by guiding, facilitating, monitoring and coaching the progress of teams and individuals towards achieving improvement goals.