Head Teachers and Principals

Head teachers and principals plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the running of schools, colleges and other educational establishments.


New workers
£ 42,923
£ 65,367
£ 100,403

Available jobs

In the past year there were 34,056 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.

  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.

  • Liaises with parents and pupils.

  • Monitors schools performance and sets goals for student's academic achievements.

  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters.

  • Considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.

  • Sets the school's values, provides leadership to staff and helps create an encouraging environment for learning.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Fact Checking

  • Strategic Leadership

  • Curriculum Development

  • Due Diligence

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Spiritual Care

  • Pedagogy

  • Numeracy

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Leadership

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

  • English Language

  • Educational Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.