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Role comparison: headteacher vs head of school

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Last updated on 25 November 2016
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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 two roles by referring to the STPCD and examples of job descriptions, and relay advice on setting pay for heads of school.

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  1. 1 Head of school vs headteacher: expert insight
  2. 2 STPCD: conditions of service for headteachers
  3. 3 Pay for a head of school
  4. 4 Headteacher job descriptions: examples
  5. 5 Head of school job descriptions: examples

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