An Exploratory Study of Professional Competencies of Secondary School Head Teachers

Hamid Ali Nadeem, Arshad Mehmood Qamar, Dr Wajiha Kanwal, Muhammad Waqas Jalap


In an education system, school heads need to be trained on regular basis to implement and get resuls from new changes- introduced by the Government to form new policies and strategies to get better outcomes.The professional competence of head-teachers play a pivotal role in the school development at secondary level. this study was designed to find various professional competencies asciated with the head teachers of secondary schools. The study was qualitative in nature.  The participants of the study were 15 head teachers, working in public sector secondary schools, randomly selected from Tehsil PindDadan Khan, District Jhelum. Semi-structured interview was used to collect the data. Data was analyzed through thematic analysis technique (Seldana, 2015). The factors found were categorized into two, first the professional competency and second the leadership transformation. Overall, the school head-teachers’ competence, the school supervisor competence, work motivation for teachers and performance of teachers are in the middle category. The study found that the competency of school head-teachers really affects the teacher’s motivation and confidenc. It also improves the overall performance of both teachers and headteachers.

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