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head·ship

 (hĕd′shĭp′)
n.
1. The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command.
2. Chiefly British The position of a headmaster or headmistress.

headship

(ˈhɛdʃɪp)
n
1. the position or state of being a leader; command; leadership
2. (Education) education Brit the position of head teacher of a school

head•ship

(ˈhɛd ʃɪp)

n.
the position of head or chief.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
headmastership - the position of headmaster
headmistressship - the position of headmistress
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.headship - the position of head
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations

headship

[ˈhedʃɪp] N (gen) → dirección f; [of school] → puesto m de director(a)

headship

[ˈhɛdʃɪp] n [school, college, department] → poste m de directeurhead start head-start n (= advantage) to have a head start (in competition, career)être avantagé(e) dès le départ; (in race)être avantagé(e) dès le départ
to have a head start over sb (in competition, career)avoir une longueur d'avance sur qn
to give sb a head start (in life, career, competition)donner à qn une longueur d'avance
References in classic literature ?
Anne had no Uppercross Hall before her, no landed estate, no headship of a family; and if they could but keep Captain Wentworth from being made a baronet, she would not change situations with Anne.
To break away from the Church, to doubt the headship of the Pope, seemed to him such wickedness that he hated the Reformers and wrote against them.
Dictionary,' in successive enlargements, ultimately, though not until after Johnson's death, became the standard, and it gave him at once the definite headship of English literary life.
Mr Lewis said: 'If nothing is done then we may well find new headships in schools in 2005 going more and more to candidates from England where the same NPQH funding difficulties seem not to have happened.
Three-quarters responded to a series of questions about numbers of acting headships, the reasons for these headships arising, how acting heads were identified or selected, how they were supported in post and what happened at the end of a period of acting headship.
He said "It is not now unusual for primary headships in London to offer more than pounds 50,000.
A National Union of Teachers (NUT) spokesman last night confirmed it had become increasingly difficult to fill some permanent headships in the county.
If headships are not attractive jobs then putting in another hurdle is not going to help the situation.
General secretary David Hart told the union's annual conference that adverts for headships were at their highest level since 1997 as the job became "increasingly high risk".
GLOBETROTTING teachers Edwina Stanbrook and Robin Winn - who each gave up deputy headships in Coventry to run a mountain school in Pakistan - are back in Britain.
The NAHT and ASCL has continually warned that salary differences between deputy heads and heads are not big enough to tempt people to apply for headships and the huge extra duties it brings.
Teaching unions have accused the Government of making headships unpopular, after research showed posts are becoming harder to fill than ever.