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  • Date posted

    May 31, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Louis Trichardt


Edustaff specialises in education placement and matching the right people to the right roles in a variety of education businesses. Edustaff services all tiers of education – from ECD to tertiary education as well as corporate training. Edustaff is currently recruiting for the following position: Head of Preparatory School (Combined School in Louis Trichardt) To start 1 July 2024 Job Description The following are the primary areas of responsibility of the Principal of the Preparatory School - Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. Candidates should have a proven record of successful school leadership as a school principal or deputy principal in a primary school and have proved to take on new challenges successfully. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and pioneering educationalist and leader who will continue to innovate while enriching and inspiring all stakeholders. Overall management of Preparatory School, including but not limited to the following:
  • To manage, plan, assist and promote teaching and learning in the school
  • To manage, plan, assist and promote activities (sport and culture) in the school
  • To manage, plan, assist and promote discipline within Grades 1 – 7
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide professional leadership and management of the school.
  • Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all pupils and staff for academic performance and behaviour which will realise the full potential of all pupils.
  • Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the school including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, and discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures. Ensure compliance with all laws, policies and civil regulations.
  • Evaluating lesson plans and observing classes (teaching, as duties allow) on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
  • Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession.
  • Maintain visibility with students, teachers, parents and the Board.
  • Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, to create a cooperative relationship to support the pupils in the school.
  • Use excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents and teachers.
Essential qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and PGCE
  • SACE Registered
  • Postgraduate qualification is preferable
  • At least 10 years’ experience as a primary school teacher
  • At least 5 additional years’ experience in a senior management role
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and lead high performing teams
Skills and knowledge
  • It is important to this position that the incumbent be able to communicate fluently in English because our client is an English medium independent and private school therefore teaching and training is done in English
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to be decisive while delegating meaningfully.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to be a strong ambassador
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire others to pursue excellence
  • An academic and intellectual curiosity to develop effective 21st century teaching and learning
  • Strong commitment to the happiness and wellbeing of pupils
  • Inspirational and motivational
  • High Emotional intelligence
  • Strong on integrity
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence in all stakeholders
  • Passion for innovation
Remuneration is market related Apply here: Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful No emailed applications will be accepted

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