Primary School Deputy Principal


Established in 1997, by Kgosi Mollwane Lebone Boikanyo Molotlegi, Lebone II – College of the Royal Bafokeng is a leading independent preparatory and secondary school for boys and girls from South Africa and the rest of Africa. Lebone II is a school both rooted in an extraordinary African Culture, the Royal Bafokeng Nation, and poised towards a global future. The College was established with a strong guiding purpose – to address the educational needs of the Bafokeng community and its immediate surrounds while at the same time providing a world-class education to those who show particular talent.

Lebone II – College of the Royal Bafokeng seeks to appoint a dynamic leader as Deputy Principal of the Primary School.

The full-time position commences on 1 January 2025

Primary School Deputy Principal

Reporting to the Principal of the Primary School, the Deputy Principal is responsible for assisting the Principal in overseeing the effective administration, functioning and development of all Primary School affairs, student wellness, academic and extra-curricular programmes. The successful candidate will coordinate meetings and work closely, meaningfully, and effectively with the Principal and the Heads of Department to improve the delivery, measurable outcomes, and overall academic and student welfare environment for the benefit of both the students, staff, and the parent body.

Preferred Experience and Skills required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a school management position (as a Head of Department at a Primary School or 1-2 years Deputy Principal experience) is preferable
  • A recognised tertiary qualification, SACE registration, and a proven track record of school leadership, are essential
  • Excellent knowledge of good educational practice and the means to promote excellent standards of teaching academic performance
  • Possesses strong strategic, analytical, and planning skills, with effective decision-making abilities
  • Strong collaborative skills, to develop and promote the values and ethos of the whole school
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and presentation) and managing academic events
  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of the developmental stages of Primary School children, and have an open and endearing personality
  • Have a good understanding of, and experience in, student and staff discipline procedures, policies, and disciplinary procedure(s)

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with all accrediting and quality assurance bodies. To play a major role under the direction of the Primary School Principal in formulating the aims and objectives of the College, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the College and monitor progress towards their achievement
  • Teach a lesser academic load in the field of your educational expertise.
  • Provide professional leadership and management of the College’s Strategic Plan priorities, as directed by the Executive Head and the Primary School Principal.
  • Manage the administrative software and ensure compliance by all staff.
  • Direct and schedule timetabling, assessment programmes, and student performance reports and records.
  • Direct and manage all academic staff performance reviews and appraisals.
  • Oversee instructional strategies, conduct classroom observations, and manage continuous development programmes of staff.
  • Coordinate academic and other-holistic excursions/camps.
  • Foster strong parental trust through effective guidance and communication with all parents.
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Primary School Principal when delegated to do so.

Interested candidates should direct a well-motivated application letter to the Executive Head and attach a current 2-page
resumé to

Lebone II is an equal opportunity employer, and all suitably qualified applicants are welcome to apply. The school reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date for all applications: 31 July 2024

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