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Person specification
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The person specification for the job of deputy headteacher can be considered in sections. The first section is usually about qualifications. You will have to give your professional qualification and your degree. At this level a good honours degree is essential. Evidence of further study and/or qualifications is often required, the reason being that the task of school leadership is so complex that an MA degree (or the like) may be needed as evidence of intellectual and professional competence. Moreover, the inclusion of the NPQH (or part-qualification) is growing in popularity. You may be asked for proof of your qualifications, an effect of the few cases where claims have been found to be fraudulent.