2 Management is getting the work Done through others. What is Management?Management is getting the workDone through others.It has to do with planning, directing,organizing/delegating ,controlling,staffing.
3 Principal as Manager The Principal provides management and expertise for the purpose of Educatingstudents in an ever Changing environment.He/She manages the policies, regulationsand procedures to ensure that all studentsare supervised in a safe learning environmentwhich meets the expectation of the Ministryof Education.
4 Principal as Manager Contd. The Management that the principal provides is broad based and functional.Broad BasedFunctionalDefines quality and ethos of the institution:Human Resource ManagementEmergency ProceduresFacilities ManagementDefines the performance within the institution:Curriculum DevelopmentCo curricular ActivitiesEstablish and Maintain StaffDisciplineSupervision
5 Principal as Manager Contd. Principal influences the school culture by:Building a VisionStimulating InnovationEncouraging PerformanceThey make things happen and ensure theaccomplishment of the organization’s taskThree questions should be asked and thoroughly exploredWhat attributes of an effective mathematics programme are already in my school?What specific roadblocks are we (principal and staff) facing in the area of numeracy and mathematics improvement?What strategies can I as administrator put in place to help teachers in their mathematics improvement initiatives?
6 Principal as Manager Contd. The Roles and Responsibilities of the Principalexist regardless of the type of school, size, and itsgeographic location.While there are degrees of commonalties amongschools, the role of the school principal must ofnecessity be shaped by the environment in whichthe principal functions.
7 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Interpersonal Skills and RelationsPromotes a positive image of the school within the community.Communicate with stakeholders in a timely manner.Maintain visibility with students, teachers, parents and school boards.Create a positive relationship with staff, students, parents, school board and community.
8 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Contd. 2. Instructional LeadershipWork with staff to initiate and facilitate on-going curriculum review and development, keeping pace with educational trends and policies of the Ministry.Articulate the mission of the schoolArticulate the vision of the school
9 Instructional Leadership Cont’d Maintain and keep current personal files for all school employees.Ensure that students’ records are complete and current.Provide leadership opportunities for teachers and students.Conduct Gap Analysis
10 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Cont’d 3. PlanningKnow and believe in the school’s philosophy and model mission statementShare common vision of the school with stakeholdersDevelop School Improvement PlanAlign the School Improvement Plan with the legal, financial and organizational structure of the school systemEnsure the procedures and schedules are implemented to carry out the total school programme
11 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Cont’d 4. Management of Support FacilitiesMonitor day-to-day operations of the schoolEstablish and Maintain an effective inventory system for all school supplies, materials and equipment provided to carryout the school’s ProgrammesDevelop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disastersIdentify and recommend the expansion of instructional facilities and purchase of equipmentEnsure the capital equipment are written off by the Board of Survey, Ministry of Finance.
12 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Cont’d 5. Finance ManagementUtilize financial and human resources to fully accomplish the goals and mission of the school within the Financial Administration and Audit Act.Develop and oversee the School Budget, in conjunction with the school management teamMaintain and account for all funds raised from students’ activities and monies collected from students.
13 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals cont’d 6. Human Resources ManagementAssist the School Board in verifying the existence of vacant postsAssist the School Board in the recruitment and selection process for all staffProvide adequate orientation and student information for new students, e.g.. school rules and uniform outlined in students handbook
14 Human Resources Management Cont’d Establish job descriptions and qualifications for positions in accordance with the Ministry of Education for all supervised employeesConduct Performance EvaluationMake recommendations to School Board on the appointment, promotion, demotion or dismissal of members of staff in accordance with the Education Act of 1980 and Staff Orders.Identify staff development and training needs and set up referral procedures to ensure that training is obtained
15 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Cont’d 7. Time ManagementEstablish the annual master schedule for instructional programmes, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy , mission statement and instructional goals.Maintain a master schedule to be posted for all teachers.Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas (including before and after school) .
16 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Cont’d 8. Professionalism & Work EthicsDemonstrate knowledge of the education regulation and staff orders of the Public Service as it relates to the rights and responsibilities of staff and students and the role and responsibility of the school board .Display the highest ethical and professional behaviour and the standards when working with students, parents and school personnel
17 Professionalism & Work Ethics Cont’d Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and used the discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.Serve as a Role Model for students and teachers, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning .Demonstrate pride in the teaching professional and encourage all teachers to do the same.
18 Roles and Responsibilities of Principals Cont’d 8. Organizational CultureMaintain a positive school climate and moraleCreate a foster a community of learners which portray national and civic prideProvide learner-centered leadership for staff and studentsEncourage healthy relationship based on mutual trust and respect
19 What is Total Quality Management? It is continuously meeting agreedcustomer requirements at the lowest cost,by releasing the potential of all employees
20 The Quality Improvement Cycle Quality improvement happens as a continuous cycle:Understand Customers RegimentsMeet customer’s RequirementsMeasure SuccessKeep ImprovingBy continuously checking our customer’s requirementswe keep finding areas in which improvements can beMade.