PHILIPPINE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL HEADS (PPSSH) CAREER STAGES

The PPSSH aims to:

a. set out clear expectations of school heads along well-defined career stages of professional development from beginning to exemplary practice;

b. engage school heads to actively embrace a continuing effort to attain high levels of proficiency; and

c. provide support for professional learning and development, help identify development needs, and facilitate the uniform assessment of performance.

PHILIPPINE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL HEADS (PPSSH) CAREER STAGES

Career Stage 1

Career Stage 1 School Heads (aspiring school heads) have acquired the prerequisite qualifications for the school head position.

They demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the authority, responsibility, and accountability expected of school heads as described in the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads.

They have also acquired the minimum qualifications to perform their functions as instructional leaders and administrative managers.

They are equipped with exceptional teaching and/or leadership skills described by Career Stage 3 and/ or Career Stage 4 in the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers or other relevant equivalent qualifications and experiences.

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PPSSH Career Stage 2

Career Stage 2

Career Stage 2 School Heads apply the required knowledge and understanding of the authority, responsibility, and accountability expected of them as described in the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads.

They are professionally independent in performing their functions as instructional leaders and administrative managers.

They maintain school effectiveness and people effectiveness by leading strategically, managing school operations and resources, focusing on teaching and learning, developing themselves and others, and building connections.

They reflect on their practices for improvement and seek to involve all school personnel in professional learning and career advancement.

Career Stage 3

Career Stage 3 School Heads consistently display in-depth knowledge and understanding of the authority, responsibility, and accountability expected of them as described in the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads.

They exhibit advanced skills in performing their functions as instructional leaders and administrative managers.

They establish shared governance with the wider school community in the efficient and effective implementation of school policies, programs, and other initiatives towards the attainment of institutional goals.

They continuously reflect on and take steps to address their developmental needs and those of other school personnel and learners.

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Career Stage 4

Career Stage 4 School Heads consistently exhibit mastery in their application of the authority, responsibility, and accountability expected of them as described in the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads.

They model the highest standards of practice in performing their functions as instructional leaders and administrative managers.

They empower the wider school community in the implementation of school policies, programs, projects, and activities towards school community transformation.

They commit to inspiring all school personnel and fellow school leaders to continuously pursue excellence and create a lifelong impact in the school and community.

PHILIPPINE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL HEADS (PPSSH) FRAMEWORK