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School Principal

Turks and Caicos Islands Government
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
US 0 - 4195 a month
Start date
Start August 2023
2 years
  • All Levels
  • University Graduate
  • Master
  • 8 years of teaching experience

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

A master's degree in education administration/leadership or relevant management qualification in addition to a teacher’s certificate or diploma is essential.

This position requires experience in the education field for more than eight (8) years with at least five (5) years in a special education leadership role, to respond effectively to the challenges of the job.

Application Procedure:

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 2nd June 2023

Salary: $50,342.38 per annum plus allowances

For persons recruited outside of the Turks & Caicos Islands a two-year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits in addition to basic salary include a Housing Allowance, End-of contract gratuity of 6%, return passages for a family of up to two children under the age of 18 years, freight cost, and duty exemption on personal effects imported within six months of the appointment.

Job Reference No: KGB1-23-70

Job Title: Principal

Ministry: Education, Youth, Sports, and Social Services

Department: Education Department/Special Education Needs Center

Location: Providenciales  

Job Summary:

This is a senior professional position that has responsibility for the administration of the daily operations of the Special Educational Needs Centers. The job holder is required to manage school operations, supervise staff and students, ensure the appropriate instruction and discipline of the student body, and manage the school’s finances and supply inventory.

Tasks And Responsibilities:

  • Develop, motivate, and lead all staff to achieve the highest professional standards
  • Build a collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engage with other primary and secondary schools and other agencies to build effective learning communities
  • Maintain and develop existing community links
  • Manage the transition program, school to work
  • Manage change effectively
  • Assist with the annual registration of students and assign students to classes based on age and cognitive ability
  • Manage the school’s finances effectively and work closely with the PTA
  • Ensure job descriptions and performance management for subordinate staff are based on clear roles and responsibilities, reviewed at least annually, and consistent with current conditions of employment
  • Ensure all policies are kept up to date, working closely with teaching staff and the Department of Education
  • Maintain sound procedures for the security, supervision, and maintenance of the school environment ensuring that all health and safety regulations are met
  • Manage own personal professional development whilst ensuring the well-being of and good work/life balance for all personnel
  • Ensure that all responsibilities delegated to Staff are carried out
  • Ensure the school premises are fit for purpose (accessible) for current and future needs including site development
  • Plan, manage, assign, and supervise special education programs conducted within one or more school sites
  • Attend Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings, determine class placement, and monitor delivery systems for student special education services
  • Lead in the delivery of a national special education curriculum in a way that inspires and engages all students
  • Ensure a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on student assessment and achievement, using appropriate data and benchmarks to set, monitor, track, and evaluate individual student progress
  • Challenge and remedy under-performance
  • Provide nurturing and attentive pastoral care for all students
  • Ensure exemplary standards of behavior and attendance
  • Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies; aim for outstanding standards of learning and teaching at all times
  • Remain abreast of changes in research on evidence-based practices
  • Build effective relationships with all stakeholders through excellent communication and interpersonal skills, taking and providing appropriate advice
  • Consistently use and develop information systems to ensure exemplary communication links with all stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate the school’s work with preschool and secondary schools to ensure smooth transitions and continuity of learning.
  • Regularly and effectively communicate the progress of every child’s learning to the relevant stakeholders
  • Provide the Special Education Needs Services Unit with information on all relevant aspects of the school, its progress and intended development
  • Develop and encourage working partnerships with parents and guardians.
  • Develop and encourage good relations between the school and the local community including business and commercial organisations.
  • Develop and encourage good relations between the school and other agencies
  • Adhere to all Public Service codes, rules, and regulations
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.




This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

The Department of Education, under the leadership of the Director of Education, is the unit directly responsible for the daily management of education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary) including the supervision of public and private schools, student and school registration, advising schools on administrative and education issues, and curriculum review and development, among other core functions.

The Director is supported by several Education Officers who assume responsibility for the different areas of education. A number of them are multi-functional as is often the case in small jurisdictions. The administrative, secretarial and clerical staff complement the team.

There are fourteen public schools in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Ten are primary schools and four are secondary schools. The primary program caters to the first eight years of a child’s school life.  The secondary program caters to the last five years of the child’s compulsory school life.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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