Education Act, 1998


The Principal and Teachers

Functions of Principal and teachers.

22.—(1) The Principal of a recognised school and the teachers in a recognised school, under the direction of the Principal, shall have responsibility, in accordance with this Act, for the instruction provided to students in the school and shall contribute, generally, to the education and personal development of students in that school.

(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1), the Principal and teachers shall—

(a) encourage and foster learning in students,

(b) regularly evaluate students and periodically report the results of the evaluation to the students and their parents,

(c) collectively promote co-operation between the school and the community which it serves, and

(d) subject to the terms of any applicable collective agreement and their contract of employment, carry out those duties that—

(i) in the case of teachers, are assigned to them by or at the direction of the Principal, and

(ii) in the case of the Principal, are assigned to him or her by the board.