Principal - Secondary School in Lagos, Nigeria

at Bradfield Consulting

Education Management
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Supervise the Academic schedules of duties of the Vice principal, Supervisor and the Registrar as it relates to academic matters.
  • Organize, manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school.
  • Oversee the supervision of Teaching and Learning Programme (Academic Programme)
  • Oversee the supervision and coordinate all the academic affairs of the school and ensure a high level of excellence as regards the school’s academic activities on a daily basis.
  • Ensure the completion of the school diary appropriately with the following entries:

         a. Scheme of work
         b. Topics taught during the week

  • Ensure the implementation of the Electronic Learning Strategy on ICT development and learning
  • Ensure the compliance of learners and academic staff to rules and regulations pertaining to curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Liaise with other SMT members where appropriate.
  • To work in collaboration with the SMT members and identify priorities and targets for ensuring that all students achieve high standards and make progress, increasing teachers’ effectiveness and securing the school improvement.
  • To advise the Head Academics and MD and implement decisions in relation to staffing.
  • Implementation of Standards and Norms of British and Nigerian Curricular.
  • Oversees the Academic Programme of the school and reports lapses (weaknesses) to the principal.


  • Ensure that the Notes for students are marked by the subject teachers/ Duly endorsed and countersigned by the relevant supervisor.
  • Responsible to appraise the Vice Principal and review reports on appraisal for the educators, supervisors and HODs, the librarian and guidance counselors.
  • As the chairperson of the School Continuous Assessment Committee, he or she is to ensure the effective performance of this committee.
  • Does regular and formal classroom visits.
  • Ensures that stipulated examination syllabus and curricula are available and fully implemented.
  • Ensure the completion of the school diary appropriately with the following entries

           a. Scheme of work
           b. Topics taught during the week

  • Ensures that the academic standard of the school is of the highest quality and excellence.
  • Implementation of Early Academic Intervention Programme.
  • Oversee the management of Internal and International Examinations and Tests.
  • To be able to determine, organize and implement a diverse, flexible curriculum and implement an effective assessment framework
  • Supervise educational programs designed for the school, evaluating Diction Programme of Learners and Educators observing classes on a regular basis.
  • Submits to the principal reports of curricular and co-curricular activities including constraints and recommendations on a monthly basis and as the need arises.



  • To co-ordinate the activities of all teaching staff in relating to the discharge of their duties effectively, yielding adequate results in the academic standard of the school.
  • Responsible for all curricular and co-curricular activities of the school.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating all records pertaining to curricular and co-curricular activities of the school.
  • Ensure active participation of learners in Co-curricular activities both internally and externally (in and outside the school)
  • Ensure that all academic staff updates their knowledge and keep abreast of developments in their respective discipline through active participation in subject associations, seminars, workshops and conferences where relevant.
  • Responsible for deploying personnel and resources efficiently and effectively to meet specific objectives in line with the school’s strategic plan and financial context.
  • Ensures that all materials required for the smooth operation of curricular and co-curricular activities are made available and utilized as and when appropriate.
  • Responsible for deploying personnel and resources efficiently and effectively to meet specific objectives in line with the school’s strategic plan and financial context.
  • Assure compliance with policies and procedures in the School.
  • Supervise in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the school.
  • Ensure a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students.
  • Whole school Evaluation and Entrance Examination into Year 7.


  • To ensure that constructive working relationships are formed between staff and pupils
  • Responsible for coordinating marketing and admissions activities in the school, ensuring an improvement in enrollment into the school.
  • To provide feedback to the Head Academics as required on the Performance Management of Academic staff at the school.
  • To communicate directly with parents through the use of electronic and print media and also during Parents Teachers Organisation meetings.
  • Ensures that the term reports of all learners are ready on time for distribution to parents.
  • Provide monthly report to the Head Academics on key responsibility areas



  • Leadership and effective supervision skills
  • Performance evaluation skills.
  • Decision-making skills
  • Time management skills.
  • Team building skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Stress management skills
  • Strong People management skills
  • Excellent IT skills


  • Masters degree (M. Ed) or a relevant post-graduate degree/professional qualification will also be an advantage
  • A minimum cognate and working experience of at least 10years at a Management Level, with at least 4 years as a Principal.
  • Good understanding of the British Curriculum.
  • Have a critical understanding of the most effective teaching, learning and behavior management strategies, including how to select and use approaches that personalize learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.
  • Have an extensive and deep knowledge and understanding of their subjects/curriculum areas and related pedagogy gained for example, through involvement in wider professional networks associated with their subjects/curriculum areas.
  • Have an extensive knowledge on matters concerning equality, inclusion and diversity in teaching.
  • Have an excellent ability to provide learners, colleagues, parents and carers with timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas for development that promotes pupil progress
  • Understanding of differentiation in learning of the pupils.


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