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The School Head as A

Leader
Roles and Functions of a School Head

DepEd Order no. 47, series of 2007 – The Revised Guidelines on


Selection, Promotion and Designation of School Heads.
Job Description of School Heads/Principals
Set the School Mission, Vision, Goal and Targets of the School
Develop and Implement SIP and AIP with SOB aligned with DEDP
Organize SGC or SAC
Mobilize community and education stakeholders participation for
improvement of education outcomes
Create an environment conducive to teaching and learning
Implement the curriculum and be accountable for learning outcomes
Job Description of School Heads/Principals
Introduce and encourage teachers to use varied, new and
innovative modes of instruction and assessment method that will
generate authentic data on student achievement
Plan and implement a continuing staff development program based
on on-going need analysis
Manage school data base or BEIS
Improvement of instruction and learning outcomes through action
research carried out by the school
Prepare School’s Report Card
Administer and Manage all personnel, physical and fiscal resources of
the school
Submit School-Based Monitoring Educational Tools and Evaluation to
monitor and ensure effective SBM Implementation.
Functions of a School Head under
Instructional Leadership.
 He/She must conduct classroom observation and clinical supervision.
 Classroom observation cycle must be observed.
 Exploration Conferences
 Informal Visits
 Clinical Supervision
 Mentor teachers on their identified areas for development.
 Conducting an Action Research to Improve the Teaching Learning
Process
 Assess the effectiveness of Curriculum, Programs and Instructional
Strategies
 Use accumulated data base to improve Pupil/Student Outcomes
According to Schmerhorn (2005) there are
Five Principles that comprise Visionary
Leadership
Challenge the process.
Show enthusiasm.
Help others to act.
Set the example.
Celebrate Achievements.
Leadership Responsibilities of the
Principal
 Establish Moral Purpose
 (a) fosters the belief that all children can learn at high levels;
 (b) leads staff in reducing the achievement gap between high
and low performing students, while raising standards for all
children;
 (c) prepares students with skills needed for further learning,
active citizenship and work;
 (d) develops conditions and culture to promote staff inquiry and
continuous learning; and,
 (e) supports the improvement efforts of the school district.
 Develop Relationships
Leadership Responsibilities of the
Principal
 Set Expectations
 (a) professionals are responsible for the learning of all students;
 (b) teachers focus instruction, curriculum materials and use of
time on agreed-upon standards;
 (c) the school continually develops its capacity to improve
instruction and related services for students and families;
 (d) teachers collaborate on issues of student learning and
develop personal and team goals and priorities consistent with
the school improvement plan; and,
 (e) staff maintains and implements procedures and routines that
support a positive, consistent tone within the school.
Leadership Responsibilities of the
Principal
Build Capacity
Model Learning
Lead Symbolically
Manage Effectively
Respond to Constituent Groups and
Community
Establish the Strategic Plan
The Five Practices of Transformative
Principals

Inspire a Shared Vision


Model the Way
Challenge the process
Enable Others to Act
Encourage the Heart
References:
 Mindo, Dinah F. Ed.D., et.al., NQUESH 2nd Edition: A Reviewer for the National Qualifying
Examination for School Heads, PNU Press and Printing Unit, Manila Philippines, 2016
 Burns, J.M. Leadership. New York: Harper and Row:1978
 DepEd (BESRA). 2010. Instructional Supervision: Standards, Procedures and Tools
 Department of Education, BEE Project QLEARN: Module for Teachers, “Conducting Action
Research in Schools.” – And “Instructional Supervision: A Tool for Teachers’ Growth”
 NOPTI, 9th Annual Convention, 2010, Handout on “Effective Instructional
Leadership/Supervision”
 Oriondo, L. and Antonio, E. “Evaluating Educational Outcomes” Manila, Rex Book store,
c. 1989
 Garvey, Dan J. (2000) Mentoring Beginning Teachers Program Handbook, The Alberta
Teachers Association
 Glickman, Carl D. (2002) Leadership for Learning , ASCD
 Fullan, Michael, “The Moral Imperative of School Leadership”. 2003.
 The 21st Century Principal: A Call to Action (2004), The Connecticut Association of
Schools.
 “The Five Practices of Transformative Principals”. http://www.globalpeace.org/education