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TSC Senior Principal, Chief Principal; Requirements For Appointment, Duties, Salaries

SENIOR PRINCIPAL T-SCALE 14 

This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. The Senior  Principal is the lead educator and accounting officer and is responsible for the  operational management of the institution. He/she is also responsible for the  development and implementation of education plans, policies, programmes and  curriculum activities of the institution.  

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Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies  in the establishment. 

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REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT 

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:-

  1. have served as Principal/Deputy Principal I T-Scale 13 for a minimum period  of three (3) years;
  2. be a holder of Master’s Degree in a relevant area; 
  3. have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal and/or Performance Contracting process;
  4. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional  support to other teachers;  
  5. have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules; 
  6. have a valid Teaching Certificate; 
  7. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and  viii. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

CHIEF PRINCIPAL T-SCALE 15 

This is a promotional grade for administrators in secondary schools. The Chief  Principal is the lead educator and accounting officer and is responsible for the  operational management of the institution. He/she is also responsible for the  development and implementation of education plans, policies, programmes and  curriculum activities of the institution.  

Read also: TSC Chief Principal (T-Scale 15) Salary 2020/2021

Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies  in the establishment. 

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REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT 

To qualify for appointment to this grade, a teacher must:- 

  1. have served as Senior Principal T-Scale 14 for a minimum period of three (3)  years;  
  2. be a holder of Master’s Degree in a relevant area; 
  3. have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal and performance  contracting process;
  4. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional  support to other teachers;  
  5. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;  
  6. have a valid Teaching Certificate; 
  7. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and  viii. meet any other requirements deemed necessary by the Commission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRINCIPAL, SENIOR PRINCIPAL & CHIEF PRINCIPAL T-SCALES 13, 14 & 15 

The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:- 

  1. prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain  academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time  for evaluation;  
  2. teach the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes  to learners; 
  3. evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national  and other examinations;
  4. coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to the teachers, non teaching staff and learners and instil norms and values for harmonious co existence;  
  5. ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by the teachers, non teaching staff and learners to create a conducive learning environment; 
  6.  supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum and ensure teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans and other professional  documents;
  7. ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and  utilised by teachers and learners to support the curriculum implementation;
  8.  oversee the requisition of stores and the proper maintenance of inventories to  achieve accountability and optimal utilisation;
  9. promote harmonious relations and linkages between the school and  stakeholders for instance the local community, parents and private sector  organisations;
  10. introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and  learning in the subjects of specialisation;  
  11. embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure  consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery; 
  12. serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline;
  13. interpret the curriculum in the school to ensure effective teaching and  learning;
  14. oversee the organization of workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas  to enhance performance;
  15. oversee implementation of remedial actions to support learners with  performance gaps; 
  16. ensure health, safety and security of learners;
  17. oversee prudent management of institutional resources;
  18. ensure that learners are adequately prepared, registered and presented for the  national and other examinations;
  19. coordinate identification of an appropriate curriculum for the school to  provide more opportunities for learners in the optional subjects offered in the  curriculum;
  20. interpret and implement policy decisions on training, recruitment and  deployment of non-teaching staff in compliance with relevant laws and  regulations; 
  21. promote the welfare of all staff and learners within the school for motivation,  personal and professional growth;
  22. manage issues of succession in the school;
  23. serve as the accounting officer of the institution and ensure prudent utilisation  of financial resources in the school;
  24. maintain the school’s physical facilities and upgrade the same on a regular  basis;
  25. oversee procurement of goods and services, maintain all inventories and  ensure availability of the necessary facilities and items;
  26. organize staff, Board of Management and parents meetings;  xxvii. facilitate access and retention of learners in the school;
  27. serve as Secretary and advisor to the Board of Management;  xxix. participate in coordination of institutional and national examinations;  xxx. induct and mentor staff to promote professionalism and integrity in the  institution; and
  28. any other duty as may be assigned.

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