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What is 'dedicated headship time'?

Under phase three of the national workload agreement, dedicated headship time should be set aside for a range of activities mainly associated with the strategic direction of the school.

Although this can be interpreted differently school by school, the agreement defines it as time specifically dedicated to the strategic leadership of their school, as distinct from routine management issues.

Guidance on remodelling for headteachers in the South-west, for example, describes characteristics of successful dedicated headship time as including being uninterrupted and protected, timetabled, supported by school systems and distinct from PPA time for teaching heads and leadership and management time.

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