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  • Head of school: challenges and expectations What are the challenges and expectations for a head of school? This article has 2 case studies on head of school and executive headteacher arrangements. It also looks at reports on models of leadership in primary schools and executive headship.
  • New to the headteacher role: priorities at the start of headship What should a new headteacher's priorities be? In this article, we set out advice on what the priorities should be for a new headteacher in the first few weeks of headship from 2 of our associate education experts. We also link to articles on key tasks for new headteachers and managing workload.
  • New to the school business manager role Those new to the school business manager (SBM) role will face a number of challenges as they get to grips with their responsibilities. Here, we relay advice and link to resources, including downloadable funding and budgeting information, which will support you when carrying out the role.
  • Role comparison: deputy headteacher vs assistant headteacher What is the difference between a deputy and an assistant head? This article cites the STPCD, advice from a teaching school and two of our associate education experts on the difference between the two roles. It also looks at changing an assistant headteacher's title to 'deputy headteacher'.
  • Role comparison: headteacher vs head of school What is the difference between a headteacher and a head of school? We summarise insight from one of our associate education experts. We also compare the 2 roles by referring to the STPCD and examples of job descriptions, and relay advice on setting pay for heads of school.
  • Role of an executive headteacher Is there guidance on the role of an executive headteacher? This article looks at when an executive headteacher might be appointed and what the role involves. You will also find advice for new executive headteachers.
  • Role of a primary school deputy headteacher What is the role of a deputy headteacher in a primary school? We summarise information from the DfE, and include a case study and an interview on a deputy head’s role. We also relay advice on their role in raising standards, and from our associate experts on responsibilities for health and safety.