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PEARCE, Andrew (born 1937), Deputy Head of Distributive Trades Unit, European Commission, Brussels, 1994–2002

SZOMBATI, Béla (born 1955), Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, since 2012

WILDASH, Richard James (born 1955), HM Diplomatic Service; Deputy Head of Mission, Riyadh, since 2014

DOUGLAS, Janet Elizabeth (born 1960), HM Diplomatic Service; Deputy Head of Mission, Ankara, since 2011

STANDAGE, Thomas William (born 1969), Deputy Editor and Head of Digital Strategy, The Economist, since 2015

LAWRENCE, Henry (Peter) (born 1952), Deputy Head, Radiotherapy Physics, Ipswich Hospital, 2012

BOYLE, Philip David (born 1976), HM Diplomatic Service; Deputy Head, Intelligence Policy Department, since 2014

GARDINER, Peter Dod Robin (born 1927), First Deputy Head, Stanborough School, Hertfordshire, 1979–92, retired

SHANAHAN, Foss (1910 - 1964), Deputy Permanent Head, Prime Minister’s Dept, and Deputy Secretary, External Affairs Dept, New Zealand

ASTBURY, Nicholas Paul (born 1971), HM Diplomatic Service; Deputy Consul General and Deputy Head of Mission, New York, since 2012

ABBOTT-WATT, Thorhilda Mary Vivia (born 1955), HM Diplomatic Service; Acting Head, Project Task Force, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, since 2012 (Deputy Head, 2012)

Capell, Frederick Paul de Vere (born 1944), Deputy Head Teacher, Skerton County Primary School, Lancaster, 1990–95 (Acting Head, 1992–93)

GILL, (George) Malcolm (born 1934), Head, Banking Department, Bank for International Settlements, 1995–99 (Deputy Head, 1991–95)

CORNER, Diane Louise (born 1959), HM Diplomatic Service; Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, since 2014

DAWSON, Rex Malcolm Chaplin (born 1924), Deputy Director and Head of Biochemistry Department, Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, Cambridge, 1969–84, retired (Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, 1969–84)

THORPE, Mathew Alexander (born 1938), a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1995–2013; Deputy Head, Family Justice, and Head of International Family Justice, 2005–13

JONES, Peter Brian (born 1960), Professor of Psychiatry, since 2000, and Deputy Head, School of Clinical Medicine, since 2014, University of Cambridge (Head, Department of Psychiatry, 2000–14)


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A senior member of school staff whose role is normally to act as second in command to the head teacher, and to stand in for them in their absence. The precise duties and detail of the post will differ from school to school, but will often involve liaison between the head teacher and the teaching staff as well as acting as a member of the senior management team of the school. In larger schools there may be two or more deputy heads, each with a specific whole‐school responsibility, such as curriculum management or pupil achievement and behaviour. Increasingly, deputy head posts are being replaced by that of assistant head, usually at a lower salary.

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