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assistant head

HEAD, Richard (Douglas Somerville) (born 1951), Assistant Gardener, RHS Garden, Wisley, 1979–2009

HARDING, Edward Archibald Fraser (1903 - 1953), Assistant Head of Drama Dept, BBC, since 1949

BLAYNEY, Elizabeth Carmel (1925 - 2010), Head of Library and Records Department and Departmental Record Officer (Assistant Secretary), Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1977–85

BLEACKLEY, David (1919 - 2002), DPhil; Head, Overseas Division, and Assistant Director, Institute of Geological Sciences, 1975–80

WRIGHT, David Alan (born 1942), HM Diplomatic Service; Joint Head (formerly Assistant Director), PROSPER, Human Resources Command, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, since 2002

JONES, Penry (1922 - 2004), Chief Assistant (Television) (formerly Deputy Head of Programme Services), IBA (formerly ITA), 1971–82, retired

HILL, George Geoffrey David (1911 - 1995), late Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment (Head of International Transport Division, Ministry of Transport, 1964)

WOODHOUSE, Henry (1913 - 1990), Principal Assistant Solicitor and Head of Transport Branch of Legal Directorate, Departments of the Environment and Transport, until 1978; retired

ASHMOLE, (Harold) David (1949 - 2009), Assistant Director and Head of Boys, Images of Dance, London Studio Centre, since 2002; Senior Principal Dancer, 1984–93, Guest Artist, since 1994, Australian Ballet

CLARKE, Peter John Michael (born 1955), Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Head of Anti-Terrorist Branch and National Co-ordinator of Terrorist Investigations, Metropolitan Police, 2002–08

INNES, William James Alexander (1934 - 2015), Assistant Under Secretary of State, 1985–94, Head of Fire and Emergency Planning Department, 1992–94, Home Office

FAIRCLOUGH, Wilfred (1907 - 1996), Assistant Director, Kingston Polytechnic, and Head of the Division of Design, 1970–72, retired; Principal of Kingston College of Art, Surrey, 1962–70

BARNES, Roger Anthony (born 1937), Director, Hambros Bank Ltd, 1993–97; Assistant Director, Bank of England and Head of Banking Supervision Division, 1988–93

RAINFORD, (Robert) Graham (born 1955), Associate Priest, Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, since 2012 (Priest Administrator, 2005–08; Assistant Priest, 2008–12); Head of Religious Studies, Sussex House School, Cadogan Square, since 2011

LLEWELLIN, (John) Richard (Allan) (born 1938), Head of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s staff (with title of Bishop at Lambeth), 1999–2003; an Hon. Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Canterbury, since 2008

METCALF, Donald (1929 - 2014), Assistant Director and Head of Cancer Research Unit, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, 1965–96; Research Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Melbourne, 1986–96, then Professor Emeritus

JOHNSTONE, Eve Cordelia (born 1944), Professor of Psychiatry, 1989–2010, now Emeritus, and Honorary Assistant University Principal for Mental Health Research and Development, since 2010, University of Edinburgh (Head, Department of Psychiatry, 1989–2010)


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A relatively new post in schools, having been formally established in 2000. The assistant head occupies a rank below that of the deputy head but senior to that of head of department. The post carries no nationally specified role or set of duties. Instead, these are decided by the individual school according to its circumstances and needs.

Subjects: Education.

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