primary school head teacher




Primary school head teachers manage the day-to-day activities of a primary school or elementary school. They manage staff, make decisions concerning admissions and are responsible for meeting curriculum standards, which are age-appropriate for primary school students and facilitate social and academic development education. They also ensure the school meets the national education requirements set by law.

Alternative label

  • headmaster of primary school

  • headteacher of primary school

  • primary education headteacher

  • primary school headmaster

  • primary school principal

  • head teacher of primary school

  • primary school headteacher

  • director of primary school

  • primary education head teacher

  • primary school director

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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