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Private-school ‘superheads’ are a publicity-seeking waste of time

Super-rich parents love the prestige they bring. The teachers who work for them are much less enthusiastic

20 February 2016

9:00 AM

20 February 2016

9:00 AM

The term ‘superhead’ was first used during the Blair government in 1998: an eye-catching word for a new breed of Superman-style headmasters or headmistresses, fast-tracked star teachers who would be parachuted into failing inner-city state schools and paid six-figure salaries to ‘turn them around’. It reaped rewards and can generally be considered a Good Thing.

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