In primary school there are two Deputy Head Teachers. Deputy Head Teacher II who is job group C4 and Deputy Head Teacher I who is in job group C5.
The Deputy Head Teacher will be answerable to the Head Teacher for the development and implementation of the curriculum, educational policies, plans and programs.
In the absence of the Head Teacher, the Deputy Head Teacher will be in-charge of the institution.
The duties and responsibilities of Deputy Head Teacher II (T-Scale 9) and I (T-Scale 10) shall be to:-
(i) Coordinate and provide guidance and counseling services to the teachers, non- teaching staff and learners to instill norms and values for harmonious co-existence;
(ii) Ensure proper discipline is maintained in the school by the teachers, non-teaching staff and learners to create a conducive environment for learning;
(iii) Supervise the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum by ensuring schemes of work and lessons plans are done by teachers;
(iv) Ensure internal examinations and assessments are carried out;
(v) Ensure implementation of scheduled instructional programmes;
(vi) Ensure that the necessary instructional materials are sourced, availed and utilised by the teachers and learners to support curriculum implementation;
(vii) Be in charge of stores requisition and maintenance of proper inventory for accountability and optimum utilization;
(viii) Supervise teaching and non-teaching staff for proper discharge of tuition programmes;
(ix) Organise and supervise school activities including maintenance of cleanliness and general repairs of buildings;
(x) Be the secretary to the staff meetings and maintain records of the proceedings;
(xi) Maintain staff and learners’ records such as learners’ registers, staff attendance, leave management forms and learners’ discipline cases;
(xii) Appraise the Senior Teacher and other teachers;
(xiii) Assist the head teacher in promoting harmonious relations and linkages between the school and stakeholders such as the local community, parents and private sector organisations;
(xiv) Ensure safety and security of learners and institutional resources;
(xv) To prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time for evaluation;
(xvi) Each the subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to the learners;
(xvii) Evaluate learners in subjects of specialisation and prepare them for national and other examinations;
(xviii) Introduce new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and learning in the subjects of specialisation;
(xix) Embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
(xx) Serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create a conducive environment for learning;
(xxi) Provide guidance and counselling services to the learners to instil norms and values for harmonious co-existence;
(xxii) Initiate curriculum development process, its implementation and evaluation to ensure the curriculum is relevant and achievable in schools;
(xxiii) Interpret the curriculum in all subjects to ensure effective teaching and learning;
(xxiv) Organize workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas and further knowledge in subject areas;
(xxv) Organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps.