One thing about a principal is that he can not be a specialist in every subject, but he should provide the students with a broader curriculum which will enhance their knowledge.
The supervision of teachers is also an important part of the job. The principal should be able to motivate the teachers to do their best, provide them with opportunities to grow in the fields and initiate workshops for them. The environment created by the principal’s presence should foster learning for all people who are part of that institution. This learning should be productive and can also be made exciting for all parties, new techniques and practical application of the knowledge will interest the students more.
The principal should include himself in the daily activities of the school, by observing the children inside and outside the classroom. The principal’s attitude should be approachable so that students can easily come to him with their problems. The students should not feel awkward and be at ease around the principal. If possible and on going training program should be part of the services provided to both the students and the teachers. According to Hoy and Tarter, “The principal of a healthy school is a dynamic leader. In healthy schools, the principal supports the teacher, is reflective, and provides high standards for performance. ...Show more