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School Principal Jobs

School heads, principals and vice principals are in high demand for leadership job opportunities at education institutions worldwide.
Principal jobs and vice principal jobs can be found at public schools and private international schools. Depending on their background, experienced school heads can apply for school principal jobs at preschool and elementary schools, as well as at middle schools and high schools.

Principal Job Requirements

Principal Job Type Overview Requirements
Principal jobs Principals manage the day-to-day operations at their school, manage professional development of the teaching staff and ensure school objectives are met. Master's degree preferred; teaching certification/license; minimum three years of teaching experience; two to three years of experience as a principal.
Vice principal jobs Vice principals, often referred to as assistant principals, work alongside the school principal in the overall running of the school.
Vice principal jobs are often a stepping stone to getting a principal job.
Master's degree preferred; teaching certification/license; minimum three years of teaching experience; two to three years of experience as a vice principal.

Principal Job Skills

The qualities that are essential to principal jobs and vice principal jobs include the following:

Principal Skills Overview
Leadership Leading a school effectively is challenging work.
As a successful school principal, you’ll need to build your school vision, establish expectations for student achievement and ensure teaching staff are on board with your plans.
Communication A large part of a principal’s job includes giving feedback on teacher performance and dealing with everyday challenges at your school.
School principals need to be strong communicators with teaching staff as well as the larger school community.
Decision making A good principal is willing to try new initiatives to improve student learning.
Principals also need to be able to anticipate future challenges and find solutions to problems at your school.
Time management As a school principal or vice principal, you can expect to be pulled in several different directions on a day-to-day basis.
You need to be able to focus and prioritize your time effectively to ensure the smooth running of your school.  

Education Professional Program Benefits

Education Professional positions overseas offer excellent remuneration packages.

Benefits can include:

  • Round-trip airfare for candidate, spouse, and dependants
  • Accommodations or accommodations allowance
  • Family health insurance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • End of contract bonus

For more information on all teaching opportunities, please see Teaching Jobs Abroad.

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Principal Jobs in the UAE

Teach Away is seeking experienced principals and vice principals for positions in the UAE.

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