Job Title: Principal
Department: Academics, PEB
Reports to: Associate for Academics, PEB
Job Type: Full time/Contractual
 Job Location: Gill Nicholson High school for Boys, Pasrur

Position Requirements:

1. Role

The work of the principal should be learning-centred and focused on leadership. It should reflect the highest possible professional standards. The role of the principal is to provide professional leadership and management for a school to give a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the school’s work.

2. Core activities

The core activities of the principal can be divided into six key areas.

Shaping the Future:

  • Work closely with the PEB office and members of the school community to create a shared vision and strategic plan for the school.
  • Work in the school community to turn the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which will promote and maintain school improvement and a sense of team ownership.
  • Inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others to carry the vision forward.
  • Work with others to create a community with a common purpose, attitudes and values and a positive environment within the school.
  • Ensure that values are taught to students (e.g. through assemblies).
  • Demonstrate the vision and values in everyday work and practice.
  • Ensure that strategic planning takes account of the differences, values and experience of the school and community at large.
  • Take initiative in promoting the school and increasing enrolment, including overseeing the production of appropriate advertising materials (banners, flyers etc.).
  • Ensure creativity and the use of new ideas and appropriate technologies to achieve excellence.

Leading Learning & Teaching:

  • Ensure a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupils’ achievement, using data and appropriate benchmarks (learning outcomes/what is expected of each child by the end of a topic/year) to monitor progress in every child’s learning.
  • Ensure that learning is at the centre of strategic planning and resource management.
  • Establish creative and effective approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Ensure an environment of challenge and support in which all pupils can achieve success and be engaged in their own learning.
  • Demonstrate and express high expectations and set challenging targets for the whole school community.
  • Implement strategies that secure high standards of behaviour and attendance. Follow up on irregular students.
  • Implement the curriculum and monitor student progress using effective means of assessment.
  • Overseeing the setting of an appropriate timetable.
  • Teach at least 6 periods a week.
  • Regularly check lesson plans and guide teachers in their preparation.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice for improvement by carrying out class observations and checking a range of notebooks. Maintain observation records of the classes observed and notebooks checked. Discuss observations with the individual teachers and set goals/targets for improvement.             
  • Give guidelines for writing examination papers / monthly test papers. Check the quality of the papers with the help of subject coordinators.
  • Ensure that classroom displays are changed on a regular basis and that material for display is appropriate.
  • Give guidelines for completing performance records and report cards. Check all report cards before they are sent to parents.
  • Meet with parents regarding students’ progress and performance as required.
  • Organize regular parent-teacher meetings.
  • Plan a yearly activity calendar. Send it out to parents.
  • Plan co-curricular activities within the school (e.g. Sports Day, Math Competitions, Spelling Competitions)
  • Ensure that students are prepared for Inter-school Competitions.
  • Challenge underperformance and ensure effective corrective action and follow-up.
  • Ensure that students are registered for Classes 9 and 10 examinations.

Developing Self and Working with Others:

  • Treat people fairly, equally and with dignity and respect in order to create and maintain a positive school culture.
  • Build a culture of learning together within the school. Work with other schools to build effective learning communities.
  • Arrange regular meetings of the teaching, administrative and support staff. Ensure that appropriate agendas are prepared and that minutes of the meetings are taken and written up.
  • Give guidelines to new staff. Work alongside all staff to help them grow professionally.
  • Ensure effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of work undertaken in the school. Clearly delegate tasks and responsibilities.
  • Acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievements of staff and students.
  • Develop and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and for others. Take appropriate action when performance is unsatisfactory.
  • Arrange for in-service training courses as required (inside and outside of school).
  • Regularly review own practice, set personal targets, and take responsibility for own personal development.
  • Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life balance.

Managing the Organisation:

  • Create an organizational structure that reflects the school’s values, and enables the management systems, structures and processes to work effectively in line with legal requirements and the policies of the Presbyterian Education Board in Pakistan.
  • Come up with ideas as to how you can improve and develop the school and discuss these ideas with the appropriate people in the PEB office.
  • Manage the school’s finances and people effectively and efficiently, keeping in mind the financial situation of the organization, to achieve the school’s educational goals and priorities.
  • Keep good financial records. Send financial data to PEB’s Finance Department on time. Give input into the preparation of the school budget.
  • Deposit all fees collected into the school account on a regular basis.
  • Convince parents to pay full fee. Follow up on fee defaulters.
  • Keep good records of students who have been adopted by sponsors or who are on other forms of scholarship. Ensure that updates and thank you cards are sent to the PEB office to be passed on to the donors.
  • Look after school buildings and grounds so that the safety of those working within is not endangered.
  • Maintain an inventory register of all school assets.
  • Ensure that the school’s affiliation and registration with the appropriate boards is kept up to date. Inform the PEB office regarding affiliation and registration status.
  • Ensure that the admissions and withdrawal register is kept up to date.
  • Follow the procedures laid down by PEB when appointing staff.
  • Use staff effectively. Manage their workload to achieve the vision and goals of the school.
  • When staff members resign, follow the procedures laid down by PEB.
  • Carry out a formal evaluation of all staff members once a year.
  • Manage and organize the school environment efficiently and effectively to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum and health and safety regulations.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people at the school.
  • Using available resources wisely. Monitor the use of resources.
  • Oversee the work of the support staff and administrative staff. Oversee the making of duty rosters for teaching staff.
  • Ensure that teachers’ files are kept up to date.
  • Organize fundraising events e.g. funfair
  • Implement policies and practices set down by the Presbyterian Education Board.

Strengthening Community:

  • Ensure learning experiences for pupils are connected with their lives in the wider community.
  • Provide a range of community-based learning experiences. (e.g. field trips to the museum, zoo etc.)
  • Work together with other agencies to protect children and provide for the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of pupils and their families.
  • Work with all children, including those with physical or learning challenges. Ensure that these children are welcomed and supported appropriately.
  • Handle challenges concerning racial and other prejudices.
  • Work with parents to support and improve pupils’ achievement and personal development.
  • Seek opportunities to invite parents, community figures, businesses or other organizations into the school to enhance and enrich the school and its value to the wider community. (e.g. giving opportunity to 1122, traffic police etc. to talk to the students)
  • Contribute to the development of the education system by, for example, sharing effective practice, working in partnership with other schools and promoting new initiatives.

3. Strategic outcomes

The Principal will seek to:

  • Ensure quality education by effectively managing teaching and learning.
  • Establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils.
  • Ensure well-motivated and effectively working teachers and other staff members.

4. Key working relationships and lines of accountability

The principal is accountable to the Presbyterian Education Board head office and board. He/she will be responsible to relate to administrative staff, heads of departments, teachers, pupils, parents, and other outside bodies.

Application Process: If you are interested, e-mail your CV/Resume: to maha_rahail@peb.edu.pkhr@peb.edu.pk
Mention the job listing in the subject line.
or visit the office to submit your resume/CV and documents to PEB HR Office.:
Presbyterian Education Board
6 – Empress Road Lahore 54000
Ph: +92-36291331-32

Deadline to Apply: May 24, 2021