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Role comparison: deputy headteacher vs assistant headteacher

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Last updated on 27 June 2017
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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'.

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Contents

  1. 1 Professional duties 
  2. 2 Case study from a teaching school: primary
  3. 3 Expert guidance: secondary
  4. 4 Determining the leadership structure
  5. 5 Changing an assistant headteacher's title to deputy headteacher

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