How to become a school principal

Provide educational leadership and administration to a school, its staff, students, and the community.

What does a school principal do?

School principals are responsible for the operation and academic performance of primary and secondary schools. They oversee teachers and administration staff to make sure that students are receiving quality education in a safe and disciplined environment.

Duties and tasks

  • Take responsibility for overall enrolment and monitoring of students' performance.
  • Create and maintain a safe learning environment, enforcing rules as needed.
  • Recruit school staff including teachers, administration, and maintenance employees.
  • Manage the school budget.
  • Network with schools in the community via meetings and conferences.
  • Schedule meetings between parents, students and teachers for disciplinary action.
  • Work with teachers on compliant and engaging curriculum.

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