The principal is one of the most important figures in school administrations. The principal sets the mood of the school: a nice principal who is too lenient may lead a school that lacks in academic skills, whereas a principal who is mean and too strict may lead a school that feels constrained. Having a balance between strictness and laxity should be the number one requirement for any principal.Because primary schools are the building blocks of education for all children, it is important that the principal of a primary school has qualities that reflect the required goals of the school. For instance, if a school wants to succeed academically, a principal who is somewhat strict about academic policies and integrity is important.
The following qualities should stand out:
Integrity: a person who leads others with integrity is a good leader. Not only will this leader put others before himself or herself, but this leader will make the necessary sacrifices to lead others with dignity. This person will do what it takes to make others' situations better than his or her own.