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What would you look for in a Principal Teacher?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by TEACHER16, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. TEACHER16

    TEACHER16 New commenter

    What makes a good Principal Teacher?

    What skills would you be looking for?

    What would you be looking for the person to be able to do to ensure they were ready for this next phase in their learning and development?

  2. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    What's a principal teacher?
  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It is a Scottish thing @Jesmond12

    Basically the same as secondary HoD or primary school teacher with a TLR.
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  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Like whisky you mean?
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  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Yup. And tatties.
  6. ldnsenco

    ldnsenco Occasional commenter

    Having trained and taught in Scotland myself, I found the main things Principal Teachers had common were:
    - experience
    - a positive and solution focused outlook
    - one foot ALWAYS on the ground with the chalk face team

    Every one I worked with was fantastic and a real asset to their school. It doesn't seem to be a step up to a Deputy. It's more for someone who wants to keep their hand in class (maybe sharing with an NQT!

    Ive not been there for a few years so might be different now due to recruitment crisis.
  7. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    I would desire a capacious sporran and total proficiency in putting the shot.
  8. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    Integrity and support.

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