The Saskatchewan Education Act 1995 requires the division to
assign a Principal to each school; therefore, the Director of Education deems
it advisable to establish guidelines that outline the reporting relationship,
and duties/performance responsibilities for this important leadership position.
Procedures 1. Reporting
and is accountable to the Director of Education for the overall performance of
his/her duties; however, effective service delivery in Horizon School Division
schools requires the Principal to work in collaboration, cooperation with
accountability to other members of the Director’s office;
collaboratively with students, parents, community members, school based staff,
the school council, fellow administrators and members of the Director’s office;
responsible for the supervision, observation and evaluation of all staff in the
Subject to the stated policies of the Board of Education and
to the regulations, a Principal, under the supervision of the Director, shall
be responsible for the general organization, administration and supervision of
the school, its program and professional staff and for administrative functions
that pertain to liaison between the school and the Board of Education and its
the program of courses and instruction approved by the Board of Education for
2.2 Assign, in
consultation with members of the staff, the duties of each member of the
the duties and functions of vice principals.
the duties and functions of support staff.
supervision over the work of all staff assigned to the school.
employees of the School Division or those whose duties relate directly to the
care and maintenance of the school building and its facilities.
general supervision over the well-being and good order of students while the
students are at school or participating in school activities.
leadership for enhancement of the professional development of staff.
with the universities in programs for the education and training of Teachers.
2.10 Conduct, in
co-operation with the staff, a continuing program of planning and evaluation
with respect to the objectives, curriculum, pedagogy and effectiveness of the
instructional program of the school.
2.11 Define and
prescribe the standards of the school with respect to the duties of students
and give direction to members of the staff and to students that may be
necessary to maintain the good order, harmony and efficiency of the school.
or cause to be administered any disciplinary measures that are considered
proper by him or her and that are consistent with the Saskatchewan Education
in consultation with the staff, the procedures and standards to be applied in
evaluation of the progress of students and in making promotions.
2.14 Develop, in
co-operation with the staff, procedures for preparation of reports to parents
or guardians on the progress of students and establish mutually acceptable and
beneficial channels for communication between the school and parents or
guardians of students.
regular liaison with the Director with respect to all matters pertaining to the
well-being of the school, the staff and the students.
2.16 Advise and
make recommendations to the Director with respect to the staffing of the
2.17 Prepare and
furnish to the Director, the Board of Education and the Ministry of Education
any reports and returns that may be required from time to time with respect to
the school; and
leadership in co-operation with the Director and the Board of Education in the
promotion of public involvement in educational planning directed towards the
improvement of education in the school and in the school division.
principal is responsible for administering the school in accordance with the
polices of the Board and the administrative procedures of the Division.3. Performance
The Principal’s performance and evaluation is reflected in
the components of Appendix Administrative Procedure 420 – Horizon Professional
Practice Competencies for School Leaders.
ReferencesSaskatchewan Education Act 1995
, Section 85, 87, 109 175,
231Horizon School Division Board Policy Handbook
, Policy 15
Professional Competencies for School Leaders
November 4, 2016