Leadership In A School Environment
Whether it’s a multinational company or a School, it requires a leader who knows his job. The one who understands the importance of responsibility and can take control over others. He should be capable enough to differentiate between the right and the wrong and make decisions accordingly. A leader of a school is also known as the principal who governs the entire school community including the teachers and the students. The principal of any school has got following responsibilities toward students.
The Vision: When a person takes responsibility to be the principal of a school, his first step is to set a vision for that school. Each and every person who is the part of that school should clearly know what their goal is and how they are going to achieve it. All of us know that teacher’s job in a school is to teach and students are supposed to learn from what they are being taught. But it’s not that easy as it sounds. The principal’s job is to manage everything and assign tasks to the faculty in such a way that it pulls the school towards its vision.
Policies: There are certain policies which everyone has to follow in a school. It is the leader who writes these policies. So, a principal should write these policies in such a way that it keeps a balance between the faculty and the students. Neither of the two will feel offended by any of the policies written. Following are a few policies which are required to be followed by students and faculty of a school –
– Dress code Policy
– Attendance Policy
– Use of cell phone policy
– Ragging policy
– Policy to prevent fights
Extracurricular activities: Studying various subjects at school is not the only key to success. Students should actively participate in various extra curricular activities as it helps the students in developing their overall personality. For example, Organizing inter-school competitions like dance competition, singing competition, debate competition, quiz competition, paper presentation, etc. Such competitions boost the moral of the students and prepare them to compete with others in the future. The school should have proper infrastructure for various sports like a basketball court, football ground, badminton court, etc..Sports play an important role in physical fitness of children, So it’s the responsibility of the school authority to consider sports in parallel to studies. School’s timetable should have a fixed period for games and students shall have complete freedom to choose the game of their interest.
School and community relationship: A good leader in a school should act like a community liaison. Community liaison is a person who builds a strong relationship between the organization and the people it serves, by communicating in such a manner that everyone listening is able to understand him. It is the duty of a school principal to inform the parents of each and every student about their child’s progress report.
Sometimes a leader has to take few steps which may not look good to us instantly, but are beneficial in the future. So, it becomes our duty to respect our leader’s decision and move on.