Policy on the South African Standard for Principalship published

(Enhancing the Professional Image and Competencies of School Principals)

The Minister of Basic Education published the above policy on 18 March 2016 (Government Gazette No 39827).

The Standard applies to all principals at all South African schools and sets out key dimensions of the work to be undertaken by the principal of a school.  It also makes reference to skills and qualities that are necessary for executing the duties of a school principal.

The information provided by the Standard will assist in the recruitment, selection and appointment of principals and will help principals to improve the management processes at their schools.  It will also assist the Department of Basic Education and the provincial departments of education in designing training programmes that promote professional

Download the Standard for Principals : pdf Standard for principals NEPA 2016 (626 KB)