Head Teacher Job Description

Head Teacher Job Description

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Head teacher provides effective financial management and control of project resources in compliance with policies, procedures, standards, and regulations.

Head Teacher Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Serve as director of girls’ lacrosse, supervising, mentoring and evaluating coaching staff for the Varsity, JV and middle school programs
Oversee planning and implementation of curriculum projects and supervise activities performed by teachers and students
Provide instruction to children
Work directly with parents providing verbal updates and interpreting their children's behavior
Coordinate the needs of multiple researchers
Supervise, guide, and mentor undergraduate students observing or participating in the classroom
Design, produce and display program content and the children's work
Plan and develop curricula based on developmental assessments, and direct the implementation of programming in an early childhood classroom
Ensure daily communication and cooperation with parents of enrolled children
Participate in staff meetings with other CDL head teachers and administrators to identify issues and concerns and evaluate classroom status relating to program philosophy, program implementation, licensing standards and accreditation criteria

Head Teacher Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Head Teacher

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CDA, CPR, NYS

Education for Head Teacher

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the head teacher job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Childhood, Education, Teaching, Associates, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Special Education

Skills for Head Teacher

Desired skills for head teacher include:

APS community
Computer system
District policies on immunization
Effective classroom management techniques
Emergencies and child abuse/neglect
Financial procedures
First aid
Laws
Legal requirements
Medication

Desired experience for head teacher includes:

Via daily training and weekly group meetings, communicate to student interns a) program goals and objectives, b) operational and planning procedures, c) appropriate expectations and guidance techniques, d) classroom schedules and emergency procedures, e) their classroom responsibilities
Knowledge of overall operation of instrumental music program
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skill
Constant bending, standing, sitting and repetitious movement
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range
Coordinating classroom activities with the other members of the teaching team

Head Teacher Examples

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Head Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a head teacher. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for head teacher
  • Coordinate afternoon session curriculum/activities to be fully integrated with Child Development (CD) expectations, philosophies, educational guideline and pedagogy
  • Maintain environment, facility, and supplies
  • Participate in and contribute to CDL team meetings and discussions of philosophies, curriculum teaching-learning techniques, teaching approaches, and the CDL policies and procedures
  • Maintain enrollment files of the children attending the afternoon session
  • Gather child assessment data using portfolio method, photos, anecdotes, and other tools
  • Implement the orientations of afternoon parents to school policies and procedures and disseminate information regularly about the program and child development
  • Participate in home visits of enrolled families and parent conferences
  • Maintain positive interpersonal relations with parents, staff, and community
  • Provide assistance to CD faculty in courses where college students teach/observe preschool children in afternoon session
  • Act as a model for practicum students in the CDL
Qualifications for head teacher
  • Communicating with parents through conferences, written notes and phone communication to inform and keep abreast of a child's progress, health, schedule, special problems, Conducting conferences at least annually with each child's parent or guardian
  • Functioning as a resource on Montessori methods for non-certified teachers
  • Must be able to lift, move, or hold children with weight up to 60 pounds, depending on area of assignment
  • Must have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience working with children ages birth – 5 is preferred
  • Satisfactory CRC Fingerprints
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Head Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a head teacher. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for head teacher
  • With CD faculty’s guidance, provide technical assistance and learning opportunities to students for problem solving and decision making
  • Provide support to students with course requirement, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements
  • Supervise, support, and guide assistant head teachers and work study personnel
  • Teaches in certified area and serves also as head baseball coach
  • Teaches in certified area and serves also as head volleyball coach
  • Teaches in certified area and serves also as head softball coach
  • Create and maintain an environment conducive to learning
  • Be aware of all rules and regulations governing the various contests in which individual students and orchestras will participate and communicate same to appropriate persons as necessary
  • Enhance the image of the orchestra department by exhibiting professionalism with and toward other school personnel and the community
  • Planning, supervising and implementing educational programs for children in accordance with the philosophies and policies of the National Association for the Education of Young Children as adopted for the Child Development Laboratory (CDL) (NAEYC Accreditation)
Qualifications for head teacher
  • A list of your work location preferences, in numerical order
  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in Education
  • Excellent knowledge of teachers development programming in the rural areas of Uganda
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines for proposal development / reporting
  • Diverse knowledge in education programming, Detailed and accurate reporting of performance and achievement
  • Good interpersonal skills high level of integrity and good moral conduct, ability to work within tight deadlines for proposal development / reporting
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Head Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of head teacher. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for head teacher
  • Developing and implementing a philosophy of early childhood education and applying pedagogical guidelines
  • Developing and maintaining a preschool program demonstrating excellence by managing health and safety, risk management, professional staff development, partnerships with families, and collaboration with students, school, college and university
  • Managing all state licensing requirements
  • Administering financial management, developing annual operating budgets and monitoring budget status
  • Recruiting prospective families for enrollment and maintaining communication including questions about their child and the program and conducting parent information meetings in collaboration with CDL manager
  • Coordinating production of parent handbook
  • Attend meetings with faculty as needed
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and documents child centered and age appropriate curriculum to ensure adherence to national accreditation requirements
  • Plans/implements special events/classroom activities in support of emergent curriculum
  • Administers assessments to children to measure social/emotional risks and resiliency
Qualifications for head teacher
  • Student teaching or approved internship or approved Alternative Teacher Certification Program training
  • Sealed Transcript from their educational institutions
  • One (1) year of supervisory or mentor experience preferred
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience with infant and toddlers required
  • Previous experience coaching high school basketball or higher
  • Previous experience teaching physical education classes (preferred)
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Head Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of head teacher. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for head teacher
  • Works closely with families to discuss child progress, concerns, needs
  • Implements age appropriate guidance for management of classroom environment
  • Attends conferences and training for professional development and changes to early childhood curriculum
  • Lead educator for approximately 18 students during a six-week summer academic and enrichment program
  • Responsible for planning and instruction of different subject areas using a wide range of teaching aids
  • Work with assistant teacher
  • Attend one week of orientation and set up prior to the start of the program
  • Complete and submit required University Interscholastic League (UIL) reports on a timely basis
  • Communicate high expectations and goals for the total athletic program to students, faulty, parents, community, and booster club members
  • Communicate with the administrative staff about the status of the school’s athletic/ softball program
Qualifications for head teacher
  • Successful coaching track record
  • Excellence at teambuilding
  • Ability to communicate effectively with players, colleagues, and parents
  • Skilled teacher of fundamentals, strategy, sportsmanship, and character
  • Eager to take an active role in the larger Kinkaid community and to engage with an active parent body
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the Kinkaid community
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Head Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of head teacher. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for head teacher
  • Foster a safe learning environment that encourages exploration through artmaking
  • Provide list of materials in advance to the Program Manager
  • Delegate tasks effectively and efficiently to the Assistant Teacher
  • Provide students and parents feedback on students’ work
  • Assist students individually as needed
  • Participate in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curricula which will encompass the social/emotional, physical, and intellectual needs
  • Supervise and work closely with Assistant Teachers
  • Attend program and agency staff meetings, child treatment reviews, case conferences and supervisory sessions
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of the summer program reflecting the needs of all age groups
  • Conduct an age-appropriate developmental assessment
Qualifications for head teacher
  • A minimum of (5) five years current and relevant experience in the Hospitality Industry, inclusive of three (3) years industry experience at managerial or supervisory level
  • Provides active, innovative leadership across the educational process by guiding and enhancing the professional competence, educational standards, and program delivery
  • Is responsible for driving change, improvements and innovation in educational practice, application of technology, and professional development and support
  • Works collaboratively including with other Head Teachers where appropriate, and Teachers to lead the formation of best practice in delivery teams
  • Acts as Discipline Expert to liaise with specified industry, plan a suite of new courses and develop capabilities to deliver
  • Drives the implementation of a major education and training innovation that impacts on practices of teaching staff

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