Head Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Family Legacy

Job Summary

The overall responsibility of the Head teacher is to oversee all scheduled classroom instruction and   school activities in accordance with the Organizations policies and procedures to deliver quality and holistic education to learners.  Monitor the conduct and discipline of Legacy Academy staff and learners. Preside over the social, economic and professional needs of Legacy Academy staff. Ensure consistency in the implementation of FLMZ policies and procedures and government line Ministries. Guide academy legacy staff on professional conduct and hold them accountable for any shortfalls. Promote interests of stakeholders who are   the staff, learners, Parents/Guardians and the Community. He/she is also the custodian of all LA resources through prudent use and monitoring.

Core Capabilities

  • Spiritual formation capabilities
    This capability must be read and applied in accordance with FLMZ Statement of Faith. It includes living out a positive and compassionate service as a follower of Jesus Christ. This includes seeking to develop spiritual maturity, supporting corporate spirituality and reaching out to students with the Gospel of peace.
  • Achieving Capability
    This capability is about keeping the end in mind and getting things done to ensure the quality of the program or activity. It involves being proactive and taking personal responsibility for action. It means that work has the desired impact and staff demonstrate a desire to achieve excellence.
  • Thinking Capability
    This capability is about thinking through what is important to the role, task or issue at hand. It involves analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking in order to bring greater clarity. It helps people to see underlying assumptions and make sense out of ambiguous information or situation.
  • Relational Capability
    This capability is about being able to formally and informally assert opinions, influence others, build bridges between dissenting views and attract people toward a shared understanding. It means influence that causes others to willingly alter their perspective.
  • Self-Managing CapabilitiesThis capability is about prioritising a wide range of personal and organisational responsibilities and demands. It involves the flexibility, resilience and assertiveness to hold commitments in balance and in perspective as well as maintaining self-control under pressure. It is also about seeking out personal and professional excellence as well as supporting the development of others.

Dimensions of the Role

Specific Tasks

1. People Management

  • Facilitate and lead LA based (scheduled and unscheduled) meetings, and attend regularly scheduled meetings with direct and functional supervisor.
  • Listen to staff concerns and needs and provide feedback at an appropriate time to direct and functional supervisor.
  •  Track attendance/ leave days of LA staff in collaboration with respective departments.
  • Ensure proper adherence to the policies and procedures of the organization by all LA staff.
  • Delegate effectively to staff on all administrative, logistical, and other overall programmatic assignments.
  • Advocate for and ensure the safety and protection of staff when reporting child protection or other sensitive issues.
  • Create a conducive work environment that encourages a culture of hard work, team spirit and promotion of overall safety and wellbeing of children.
  • Attend to all staff concerns and needs, relay them to Program Managers and provide timely feedback to concerned LA staff.
  • In collaboration with the appropriate supervisors, oversee the activities of LA staff.
  • Protect the integrity and privacy of LA staff and learners at all times (Safe guarding confidential information/documents)
  • Locally initiate mediation in conflict management among staff.
  • Maintain a comprehensive performance report of each LA staff in collaboration with other supervisors.
  • Assess teacher’s requests for absence at work and initiate measures to ensure learners scheduled learning program are catered for.
  • Document and maintain in the Binder staff and learners’ cases of indiscipline for reference and decision making.

2. Leadership

  • To stimulate and promote a culture of togetherness, cohesion, unity among the Legacy Academy staff.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of departmental goals.
  • Monitor and Evaluate the Implementation of staff performance goals.
  • Engage in decision making consultation with supervisors and staff.
  • Building the capacity of staff in problem solving to mitigate disruptions that may arise in the LA.
  • Create a school culture that promotes good values among learners and staff as required by the organisations policies.
  • Solicit and give appropriate feedback to staff to encourage development of strengths and address areas of growth.
  • Propose and develop policies to strengthen and address various programs and initiatives in the Legacy Academies.
  • Intentionally build relationships with your teams to foster an environment of collaboration and freedom.
  • Provide incentives (e.g. through locally prepared certificates of achievement) for the encouragement to staff.
  • Propose and forward suggestions to the PM on issues that may enhance and improve the management of the campus.  I.e. lapses in organizational and education policies and procedures.
  • Interpret to staff and stakeholder’s organizational and education policies and procedures in order to ensure consistent implementation.
  • Be a role model and promote team work and professional relationships among staff.

3. Lesson Delivery & Staff Performance

  • Ensure legacy academy staff implement learning activities professionally and effectively. They should use schemes of work based on the curriculum and produce a detailed lesson plan that promotes effective teaching.
  • Model to academy legacy staff in the use of effective instructional strategies in class for effective learning.
  • Promote the use of English language by learners and staff within the school grounds and in the classroom.
  • Ensure Legacy academy staff implement skills learnt during workshops and trainings organized by the organization and external bodies, this includes school-based trainings.
  • Monitor and evaluate Legacy academy staff through regular class observations, a minimum of two observations per term.
  • Conduct regular school walk throughs to ensure to smooth running of school activities.
  • Coach and mentor the deputy head teacher and/or specific teachers in modern day teaching strategies and methods.
  • Design and implement appropriate interventions to improve the performance of individual struggling staff in the area of teaching.
  • Review teaching staff lesson plans weekly and schemes of work at the start of the term.

4. Professional Development & Talent Management

  • Provide appropriate feedback to legacy academy staff in their performance.
  • Model, coach and mentor legacy academy staff to enhance their performance.
  • Identify and groom legacy academy staff for leadership roles.

5.Time Management

  • Ensure legacy academy staff report for work on time, begin scheduled school activities on time, break, assembly, lunch and dismissal are conducted accordingly to scheduled times.
  • Monitor learner’s punctuality and apply appropriate measures to curb late coming.

6.School Maintenance & Facilities Management

  • Conduct walk throughs and promptly find solutions if the environment, toilets and classrooms are not clean to expected standards.
  • Create and track an inventory for all items/supplies delivered to the campus and also out of the campus. Monitor the use of consumables and non-consumables in the campus.
  • Relay and report any campus and legacy academy staff needs to supervisor. This includes maintenance and supplies.
  • Sensitize legacy academy staff on the prudent use of campus resources and materials in their custody.


  • Guide legacy academy staff on the laid down channels of communication with direct supervisors and all other campus staff members.
  • Communicate promptly to respective departments and staff.

8. School Security

  • Ensure that classrooms are locked at the end of each day school day and safely keep the keys.
  • Monitor security guards to ensure they are performing accordingly.

9.Stake holder Management

  • Receive, attend and/or refer Parents/Guardians to relevant staff at the LA.
  • Attend to official visitors at the campus.

10.Records Management

  • Maintain a binder for the school.


  • Supervise the administration locally set tests.
  • Work with Exams and Curriculum Coordinator to ensure national examinations are well conducted and all registered candidates participate.
  • Provide credible and accurate exam information on learners as requested by Examination and curriculum Coordinator.

The Employee shall also be expected to undertake any responsibilities as may be delegated by his or her supervisor.

Other skills / Success factors:

  • Demonstrate commitment to FLZ mission, vision, and values.
  • Share knowledge and experience.
  • Actively work towards continuing personal learning and development and apply newly acquired skills.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and positive constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and offering points of view.
  • Solicits feedback from co-workers about the impact of his/her behavior
  • High moral standing and integrity
  • Passionate about the welfare of learners
  • Demonstrates ability to foster and maintain appropriate and engaging relationships with children.
  • Adhere to all deadlines.
  • Complete Child Protection training and adhere to all policies and procedures.

Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Grade 12 certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent
  • Teaching Council of Zambia Certified
  • Must have worked in a similar position for 3 years
  • Must be computer literate

How to apply:

Follow the link here and complete the application process by sending your CV to [email protected] clearly labelling position applying for in the subject line.

Closing date: 17 hours on Tuesday 10th January 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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