Head Teacher Salary

Head Teacher Salary

Head Teachers earn an average salary of £55,235 or £41.79 per hour, with bonus and profit-sharing up to £2,023 and £1,100 respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Head Teachers

The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Head Teachers are as follow:
Early-career Head Teachers with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £51,381.
Mid-career Head Teachers with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £56,040.
Experienced Head Teachers with 10-19 years of experience will make £56,686.
Late career Head Teachers with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £60,890 compensation.

Essential Skills for Head Teachers

Team Leadership, Curriculum Planning, People Management, Childhood Education, and Oral / Verbal Communication are some of the most popular skills for Head Teachers.

How Become a Head Teacher?

To become a headteacher in the U.K, you need to at least graduate-level degrees in education, and human relations (HRA), psychology, or any other subject area.

What Do Head Teachers Do?

Head Teachers are highly motivated people who have a firm grasp on the education of children and what knowledge should entail.

For example, a Head Teacher in a respected school oversees learning assessments, developing curriculum and objectives, developing disciplinary policies, implementing lesson plans, and managing the school day.

A Head Teacher is also expected to have experience in communicating with parents, teachers, and children about education.
The exact role of a Head Teacher varies in different schools. In primary and secondary schools, the Head Teacher is usually responsible for first-year students.
Head Teachers may be responsible for ensuring that their school provides adequate teaching services for pupils with learning differences and ensuring that their school’s curriculum meets specific professional standards.

In secondary schools, the Head Teacher also has responsibility for ensuring that the school curriculum meets professional standards.