secondary school department head




Secondary school department heads manage and supervise their assigned departments to ensure that students are instructed and supported in a safe learning environment. They work closely with the secondary school principal to lead and assist school staff and to optimise communication between school management and teachers, parents, and other districts and schools. They facilitating meetings, develop and review curriculum programmes, observe staff when the principal delegates this work, and assume shared responsibility with the principal for financial resource management.

Alternative label

  • secondary school head of department

  • high school head of department

  • school department head

  • high school department head

  • head of department in high school

  • head of department in secondary school

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