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Headteachers or principals: is there a difference?

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Last updated on 5 January 2017
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How do the roles of headteacher and principal differ? Two of our associate experts explain the roles of headteachers, principals, associate principals and associate vice-principals. We relay advice on changing job titles when converting to academy status, and link to examples of job descriptions.

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  1. 1 The roles of headteachers and principals
  2. 2 'Associate' principals and vice-principals
  3. 3 Job descriptions for headteachers/principals

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