Who'd be a headteacher?

5th March 1999 at 00:00
Senior staff are shunning a similar course south of the border because of their heavy workload, John Dunford, general secretary of the Secondary Heads' Association, has claimed.

The Government hoped to see 5,000 applicants for an aspiring heads' course but numbers are down by a fifth.

Mr Dunford said: "The National Qualification for Headteachers is seen as a hurdle by deputes and other aspiring teachers. Deputes have a big workload and are busy people."

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