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  • Executive Position at Potter's Touch High School

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Potter's Touch High School is a private co-ed school located in a serene part of Yenagoa, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. It caters to the learning needs of children from middle class homes who have a preference for International education. The school runs an integrated Nigerian/British curriculum. As a young school our learners are currently in junior secondary and will progress into senior secondary, in the next few years.

    Potter's Touch High School is purpose built and has standard facilities including a sports and recreational facilities, auditorium, library, laboratories, classroom and administrative blocks, cafeteria and hostels. At Potter's Touch High School we believe that every child has unique abilities and talent that can be discovered and nurtured to enable them reach their full potential.



    Job description

    The successful candidate for the Principal position will lead a team of academic and non-academic staff and provide visionary leadership and oversight. As principal, he/she will be required to head the school senior management team (SMT) and will report to the School Board.  In addition he/she: 

    • should be able to develop and implement school improvement and development plans;
    • implement school policy and contribute to the development of same;
    • should be able to provide staff development for academic staff;
    • oversee the day to day running of the school;
    • ensure that high academic standards are observed by staff 
    • Observe, mentor and supervise teachers
    • ensure that all school records are up to date;
    • have oversight over the academic performance, welfare and social development of students;
    • relate well with parents, staff, students and contractors of the school;
    • maintain discipline and ensure that government regulations are adhered to;
    • maintain a democratic work environment with mutual respect between staff and students

    The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Yenagoa. The school will therefore provide furnished and standard accommodation with free utilities, free cable TV, official staff car, a health insurance scheme, monthly phone allowance, free internet, attractive renumeration and an annual economy return ticket flight to their home country.

    Applicants may apply from any country in the world, provided they are well qualified and can bring in a rich international experience into the school.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 15 years experience in compulsory education or a Master degree with up to 7 years in compulsory education, several of which should have been at leadership levels in a secondary school (e.g principal or head of department/Faculty).
    • A Master degree in curriculum development and planning or education and administration will be an advantage.
    • Have an internationally recognised teaching qualification
    • Have significant experience in the British curriculum
    • Demonstrate leadership Skills
    • Should have worked in an International School
    • Should understand how to work with other cultures
    • Be able to train teachers
    • Be self confident
    • Have a pleasant disposition
    • Potentially, be a role model for students and staff
    • Be computer literate

    Experience as a secondary school principal will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, visit Dr Timi Hyacinth's post on LinkedIn for Potter's Touch

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