Executive Head of School


Executive Head of School

Closing Date: 30 May 2024

  • Division: Pinnacle College Linden / High School
  • Minimum experience: Executive
  • Company primary industry: Education Management
  • Job functional area: Education
  • Job Title: Executive Head of School

Position Summary:

The Executive Head of School is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of all aspects of a school’s operations, including academic programs, student services, facility management, budgeting, and community engagement. The Executive Head of School works closely with the school’s board of directors, staff, students, and families to ensure the school’s mission and vision are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for the school that aligns with its mission and goals
  • Provide leadership and direction to all staff members, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment
  • Oversee the development and implementation of academic programs, ensuring they are in line with best practices and standards
  • Manage the school’s budget and resources effectively, ensuring financial sustainability
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including parents, alumni, donors, and community partners
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and accreditation standards
  • Lead the recruitment, retention, and professional development of staff members
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students
  • Represent the school in public forums and events, advocating for its interests and promoting its achievements
  • Act as a visionary leader, continuously seeking ways to grow and improve the school’s programs and services


  • Master’s degree in education, leadership, or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role within an educational institution
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and leading a team of professionals
  • Strong understanding of educational best practices and trends
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience in budgeting, financial management, and strategic planning
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and accreditation standards in education
  • Visionary mindset with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement

The Executive Head of School plays a critical role in shaping the future of the school and ensuring its success. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and visionary leader with a passion for education and a commitment to excellence.

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Closing Date
Linden, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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