As part of measures to ensure discipline in the government Senior High Schools, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed all Regional Directors to inform heads of schools to appoint a Dean of Discipline in their schools.
The Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Eric Nkansah in a letter to the Regional Director sighted by AcademicWeek said heads of schools are to appoint Deans of Discipline through elections before Friday, June 9, 2023.
“You are directed to inform heads of schools to appoint Deans of Discipline through elections and submit the list of all appointed to the Director-General by June 9, 2023, through the secretariat email (email@example.com),” he said.
The Dean of Students helps lead the efforts to build and maintain a strong, positive achievement-oriented school culture. This Dean of Students position manages the behaviour programs for the school and models how to establish strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families.
This position is a visible presence in all areas of the school and is responsible for all issues relating to the well-being of the students during their time at the school.
The Dean of Discipline will be obliged to report to the Principal/Head Teacher.
Bachelor’s required (Master’s preferred)
Ghana Teaching License
3-5 years experience in a school setting.
Behaviour management or relevant experience is preferred.
- Be relentlessly committed to preparing every student for university and the world of work.
- Possess strong leadership and team skills.
- Be a self-aware leader who knows how to treat all members of the school’s community with respect, appraises accurately his or her strengths and weaknesses, and is perceptive about how he or she is regarded.
- Have superb organizational and self-management skills and be able to handle multiple responsibilities effectively; have strong planning and execution skills; be a goal-oriented and effective problem-solver.
- Possess excellent communication skills (written and oral).
- Be a model of dependability and punctuality.
- Be driven to improve the minds and lives of students.
- Being dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help all the school’s students achieve academic success.
- Be passionate about academic learning and insistent on academic excellence and rigour at all times.
- Possess proficiency and/or the ability to learn education-related software including but not limited to, MS Office Suite, Google Drive, and Zoom.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
The Dean works to define and build a transformative school culture consistent with the core values of the Ghana Education Service. With the School Director, the Dean designs and implements programs that recognize and reward students; Devizes school-wide rituals that promote the culture and sustain the school’s values.
The Dean implements behaviour management tools, including overseeing staff training in behaviour management policies, techniques, and strategies, and ensuring the consistent deployment of such tools school-wide; meets with students referred by teachers for behavioural problems, communicates and meets with the student’s parents/guardians, and ensures that consequences for infractions are fairly and consistently implemented throughout the school; creates and executes a detention system for homework completion and behaviour: looks for patterns of misbehaviour and coordinates appropriate measures as needed with the school leader and other leadership staff, responds to acute behavioural issues; coordinates in-school and out-of-school suspensions, ensuring regulatory compliance; and oversees school safety.
The Dean serves as a resource to teachers and fellows on issues of school culture, classroom management, discipline, and relationships with students; and coaches teachers, tutors and staff in holding all students to high and consistent behavioural expectations.
The Dean communicates with students-meeting with them, listening to them, seeking to understand, convincing them as appropriate and building a support network for students. In addition to meeting with students.
The Dean will develop school-wide programs to incentivize positive behaviours and create a school-wide identity among the students. The Dean will work closely with cross-campus teams to cultivate students’ cultural competency, growth, and development.
The Dean implements and ensures the school-wide use of information technology tools for reporting and documenting infractions, and ensures that proper records are kept of communications with parents regarding