GO.54 Duties of Head Masters of Secondary Schools and Teachers

Duties of Head Masters of Secondary Schools and Teachers: G.O.Ms.No.54, Dated:1-6-2000: Govt. of AP, Education Department,
Subject: Inspection of Schools- Certain Instructions
Reference: G.O.Ms.No.13,Education (Rules),dated 8-1-1986.

In the G.O.read above certain duties have been prescribed to Headmasters and Teachers working in Government and Panchayat Raj Institutions. But it is noticed that most of the Headmasters and Teachers are not adhering to attending the said duties entrusted to them.

And at the same time, it is noticed that most of the Headmasters and Teachers are not found in their schools during school Timings and absconding with one plea or other as a result of which the standard and results in Government and Panchayat Raj Institutions is very low, which reflect the standard prevailing in Government and Panchayat Raj Institutions. Duties of Head Masters of Secondary Schools and Teachers

2) government are very particular to improve the standard in schools. All the Headmasters and Teachers in Government and Panchayat Raj institutions are therefore directed to adhere to the duties as specified in the annexure to this order and not to leave the schools during school timings. The Inspecting Officer should frequently inspect the schools and bring to the notice of concerned District Educational Officer any lapses in this regard for initiating disiplinary action against such teachers.

It is also directed that if during inspection any Teachers/Headmasters are not found in their school and at the same time if any teacher performance noticed to be poor resulting in poor result regular entry should be made in the Service Register of the said teacher if 3 regular entries are made within 3 years, such teachers should not be considered for promotion/Increments.

3) The Commissioner & Director of School Education, Hyderabad is requested to communicate copy of this order to all concerned for follow up action.

Duties of Head Masters of Secondary Schools and Teachers:

(G.O.Ms.No. 54, Education (Ser V), dated 01.06.2000 Academic:
1. Teaching of eight periods a week, preferably one subject, completely in general
2. Guiding teachers of his own subjects in particular and others in general
3. Arranging  for  professional  guidance  from  his  own  and  also  from local  experts,  if available, in other subject areas
4. Informing the departmental inspecting officers for the guidance he requires in specific areas
5. Formulating minimum academic programme and institutional plan with the help of his assistants and implement it
6. Arranging demonstration lessons in all the subject areas by competent subject teachers 
7. Undertaking action research programmes
8. Arranging Conferences, Workshops, Seminars etc.,  

1. Periodical (monthly) check-‘up of the lesson plans and year plans prepared by the Assistant Teachers of his own school
2. Preparation of time table and their proper implementations
3. Observation of class’-room teaching of  the assistants to the extent of one period during a working day (preferably X Class) and recording it with suggestions for improvement
4. Proper organization of activity areas, namely physical education, health education, creative activity and socially useful productive work (SUPW) and moral education
5. Introduction of scouting and guiding as co-curricular activities and their proper supervision
6. Preparing the School for participation in science fairs and in games and sports
7. Completion of Syllabus as per plan of Academic calender
8. Organize Book Banks, Sanchayika School Bank,  Co-operative  Stores  etc., where  ever possible
9. Maintain a Watch register  to  the  Academic and Para Academic work turned  out  by assistants.  

Administration :
a) Observation of Class-room teaching of every assistant to the extent of one period for each term
b) Maintain all the registers prescribed
c) Collect, utilize and maintain the accounts relating to special fee funds
d) Supervise work of office staff
e) Submit pay bills etc., promptly                          
f) Ensure regular attendance of pupils, teachers, and office staff
g) Conduct  daily school  assembly,  arrange for  proper maintenance  and utilization of library,  prescribe school uniform; celebration of National festivals; make the pupils to participate in the competitions of academic importance;
h) Conduct tests and examinations efficiently
i) Any other assignment and responsibilities specifically entrusted by the department and or management
j) Organize parent’-teacher association
k) Enlist community support for school improvement programmes  

Duties of Teachers

1. Academic :
a) To teach all allotted subjects during the allotted periods
b) Guiding subject to junior teacher, if any
c) Correction of written work of the pupils regularly
d) Correction of answer scripts relating to all unit tests and terminal examinations
e) Developing aptitude for professional advances participation
f) Implementation of minimum academic programme chalked out in his subjects
g) Recognizing pupil’s deficiencies and conducting remedial teaching
h) Proper use of teaching and learning materials available in the school
i)  Improving Black Board Work
j) Undertaking action, research and innovating practices.  

2. Class Room Administration :
1. Maintenance of classroom discipline
2. Maintenance of attendance register
3. Encouraging pupils in maintaining personal hygiene and classroom cleanliness
4. Attending the class regularly
5. Assisting the Headmaster in the sale / distribution of text books, teachers day flags etc.,
6. Participation and organization of National Festivals in the school
7. Arrangement and organization of Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
8. Encouraging pupils to follow dress restrictions and general discipline in the school
9. Adhering   to   the   duties   and   responsibilities  specifically  designed   to the  subject departments
10. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned to him by the Headmaster under orders of his superiors.  


Institutional Plan The concept of institutional plan is not at all new. However most of the Institutions do not maintain any plans. As such Headmasters are requested to recall the following objectives:
1. To  provide  understanding  of  the  physical  features  of  the institution, its  human  and material  resources  and other  resources  available  around the  school  for  educational utilization. 
2. To provide minimum academic programme for the year in respect of all classes
3.To seek societal support for resource mobilization for the Physical improvement of the institution
4. Headmasters are to plan in respect of the following aspects
A) Institutional information
B) Plan of Curricular Activities
C) Co-curricular Activities
D) Monitoring and Supervision
E) Resource Mobilization  

(A) Institutional information
1. History from inception
2. Present Name and location with details of Recognition
3. Strength particulars : class-wise, caste-wise and sex-wise showing physically handicapped children clearly
4. Human Resources of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff
5. Details of accommodation and playground facilities and sanitary facilities 6. Present Plan in creation of new facilities
7. Details of  furniture and equipment {audio-visual, laboratory, library, N.C.C. Scouting and games etc.)
8. Details of educational institutions within the radius of School Complex
9. Community resources available
10. Plan for additional resources to be made available during the current year    

(B) Plan of Curricular Activities :
1. Academic plans of subject teachers
2. Annual Plan and Unit Plan
3. Planning and Administration of Assignments, Unit Tests and Terminal Examinations
4. Plan for Written Work assigned for pupils E.g:- Composition, Science Records, Map-drawing, Home work etc., Identification of  Academically Backward Children; Class wise, Subject wise, and plans for remedial teaching or supervised study.  

(C) Planning of Co-curricular Activities :
a. Subject Club activities
b. Elocutions, Debates, Quiz, Organization of Exhibitions and Seminars
c. Utilization of Community Services
d. Utilization of School Library and Laboratory
e. Celebration of National Festivals
f. Participation in the Cultural Activities
g. Participation in the Games and Sports
h. Organization of Excursions
i. Activities of Students Associations
j. Participation in Competitions conducted at various levels.  

(D) Monitoring and Supervision :
1. Conduct of Monthly Staff Conference and appraisal of performance by each staff member
2. Review of activities planned under curricular and co-curricular areas periodically
3. Support of Academically Backward Children and convening Parent – Teacher Association Meeting
4. Review of results at the end of Terminal Examinations or Public Examination Organizing Cluster Resource Centre Meetings  

(E) Resource Mobilization :
1. Organize SEC Meetings
2. Collection of Voluntary Contributions by way of money and material through SEC
3. Sharmdan for improving infrastructure.  


1. Each Class should display the following:
2. Timetable – Subject-wise & Teacher-wise
3. Pupils Roll and Attendance
4. Division of Syllabi – Subject-wise and month-wise
5. Proverbs and Moral sayings
6. Code of conduct for pupils
7. Display of TLM (Teaching Learning Material)
8. List of highest achievers – subject-wise to motivate the students to fix their targets to break the previous records
9. Chart showing the House t Squads
10. Talent search chart with the list of students interested talented in co-curricular activities like songs, dramas, drawing, quiz, debating essay writing, handicrafts etc.  


The Headmaster’s Room should display the following:
1. Pupils Roll and attendance particulars class-wise
2. Time Table – Class-wise and Teacher-wise
3. VII and X classes results for the last five years. List of highest achievers in SSC & VII classes Institution Plan
4. List of PTA and SEC
5. List of Headmasters worked in the school with period
6. List of Inspecting Officers with dates of inspection
7. Additional  responsibilities  of  teachers i.e.,  Sanchayika,  Consumer  club, National  Green Core, Cultural activities, Quiz Programmes, Talent Examinations, Work Experience and Craft etc.,
8. Map of School building
9. List of staff members and the sanctioned posts
10. Civil list of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff with vacancy position
11. List of Schools in the School Complex. “2001-3-236”

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