In this article focus is on the role of ubuntu as one of the Constitutional values that can enhance school management. This study looked at whether or not ubuntu philosophy can assist school rid managerial obstacles. A case study was conducted in a school where the principal in it used ubuntu as a form of leadership model. Based on tested and mellowed values of African democracy, it was found out that the philosophy contains the ideal model on which democratic leaders would like their fellow employees to follow. This philosophy also responds to the local African context, hence it might be ideal for African schools in particular. However, we found out that ubuntu is not a plain sailing form of leadership. As any other models, teachers need to be prepared to be receptive to it. Ubuntu as a philosophy can also not be seen as a 'sixe fits all' solution in the challenges that the African society faces today.