secondary school head teacher




Secondary school head teachers are responsible for meeting curriculum standards, which facilitate academic development for the students. They manage staff, working closely with the different department heads, and evaluate the subject teachers in a timely manner in order to secure optimal class performance. They also ensure the school meets the national education requirements set by law and cooperate with local communities and governments. They may also work in vocational schools.

Alternative label

  • secondary school principal

  • head teacher of secondary school

  • secondary school director

  • head of secondary school

  • secondary school headmaster

  • high school principal

  • secondary school head

  • secondary school headteacher

  • headteacher of secondary school

  • high school head teacher

  • high school director

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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