Head teach­ers vi­tal in run­ning suc­cess­ful school en­vi­ron­ment

Panay News - - REGION -  By Vic­to­ria E. Lata , Head Teacher I, David Moises Me­mo­rial School, Balit, Mam­busao, Capiz

ALL schools need a head teacher for the school to run smoothly and in or­der as to a cer­tain coun­try who needs a pres­i­dent, a com­pany who needs a CEO and a group who needs a leader.

Head teach­ers are lead­ers and lead­ers are like nor­mal mem­bers should be good fol­low­ers too. Just like any other lead­ers, the role of the head teach­ers cov­ers many dif­fer­ent ar­eas in­clud­ing lead­er­ship, teacher eval­u­a­tion, stu­dent dis­ci­pline, and many oth­ers.

Be­ing an ef­fec­tive head teacher is hard work and is also time-con­sum­ing. Head teach­ers or head lead­ers are among the most im­por­tant mem­bers of a school com­mu­nity, di­rect­ing over­all prospects for stu­dents and staff. That is why the head teach­ers’ role is so vi­tal in run­ning a suc­cess­ful school en­vi­ron­ment.

Ac­tu­ally, a good head teacher is bal­anced within all his/ her roles and

works hard to en­sure that that he/she is do­ing what they feel is best for all con­stituents in­volved. Head teach­ers play big re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in their schools. The scope and weight of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties are surely greater and big­ger among all other teach­ers and staff. For in­stance, head teach­ers are the peo­ple who are re­spon­si­ble in mak­ing tough de­ci­sions. They need to bal­ance their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to dif­fer­ent groups within the school com­mu­nity.

In that man­ner, good head teach­ers need to un­der­stand the pres­sures teach­ers feel in the class­rooms, and how to re­move them. Lead­ing a school also means be­ing pre­pared to ex­pe­ri­ence the work ex­pected of staff. This makes their job more chal­leng­ing and more thrilling. They need to show strong good sense of di­rec­tion and needs to prove them­selves as tal­ented lead­ers.

Also, suc­cess­ful head teach­ers show great de­ter­mi­na­tion, with the willpower and pa­tience to see things through. They are the peo­ple who are will­ing to take risks and are re­ally stead­fast in chal­leng­ing un­der per­for­mance or poor be­hav­ior.

More­over, head teacher’s role of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to make a dif­fer­ence on a scale that’s prob­a­bly un­like any you have ever known. It is a priv­i­lege to have the chance to help a school to de­velop in a way that aligns with your own vi­sion and val­ues.

See? Just like any other job it is not easy to be a head teacher. As what was said in the film “Spi­der­man,” “With great power comes great re­spon­si­bil­ity.” And these re­spon­si­bil­i­ties are there not only to de­velop and en­hance our in­ner self but also to help oth­ers hone their skills and abil­i­ties. ( Paid ar­ti­cle)

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