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EDU 4103 - Managing Innovation

and Change in Education

INTERVIEW WITH AL NAKHEEL


SCHOOL PRINCIPLE

Prepared by: Noora Mohammed - H00296849


Prepared for: Ms. Fatema Al Awadi
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. School overview
2. Principal overview
3. School organizational structure
4. Principle duties
5. Relationship with the MOE, leadership style
6. Administrative processes
7. Decision-making process
8. Recommendations
9. References
PRINCIPLE PERMISSION & SCHOOL PICTURE
SCHOOL OVERVIEW

• Al Nakheel School “primary for girls”


• Located in Al Mamourah
• Grade 1-5
• Grade 1 “boys & girls”
• No vic principal
• 40 workers
PRINCIPLE OVERVIEW

• Fatema Japer Al Awadi


• 32 years in Education Department
• 2 years of teaching in RAK & 4
years in AD
• 26 years as a principle
SCHOOL
ORGANIZATIONAL
STRUCTURE
School Principle

Vic Principle

Secretary
Council
Head of Health Services Unit Head of Demand Affairs Unit Head of Academic Affairs Unit

Teachers

al education - Arts visual and audio – Design technology – Science – Math – Social studies – English – Arabic – Islamic studies

Specialist sources
Special educational teacher of learning
PRINCIPLE DUTIES

• Work on achieving the MOE vision and mission through all practices that are
done in schools.

• Supervise the school administration, educational levels, and socially with a


support from the domain manager in order to achieve a higher level in MOE.

• Co-operate with the teachers to achieve the MOE goals for the year.

• Supervise on all the school events.


LEADERSHIP STYLE & MODEL

• MOE: Bureaucratic, do not accept opinions. (Keung, 2008)


• School: Bureaucratic model, follow what comes from the MOE
without any possible changes. (Al Awadi, 2018)
• Principle: Collegial leadership style: able to make some changes with
the rules, share ideas, discuss any ideas together, influence and
motivate teachers to work more effectively. (Bush, 2011)
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES

• Finance “bank”

• Resources & Staffing “report to the MOE”

• Record keeping (“SIS” Students Information System)


DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

• Open door for any suggestions


• Accept sharing ideas
• Councils “mothers and administration”
RECOMMENDATIONS

• No recommendation are needed


REFERENCES

Al Awadi, F. (2018). Leadership [Class handout]. Ras Al Khaimah: HCT Ras Al


Khaimah.

Bush, T. (2011). Theories of Educational Leadership and Management (4th ed.).


Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Keung, C. C. (2008). Management practices for promoting shared decision-


making. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 5(2) Retrieved from
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com.ezproxy.hct.ac.ae/docview/1013975582?accountid=1215