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The key staffing, HR and employment terms you'll encounter as a governor, plus a downloadable version to share with new governors.

CEO Chief executive officer. Title usually given to the chief executive of a multi-academy trust (MAT). MATs must appoint a chief executive in order to comply with the Academy Trust Handbook. Some smaller MATs refer to the chief executive as ‘executive headteacher’. DPO Data protection officer. The person in your school, or an external data protection adviser, who takes responsibility for monitoring data protection compliance. Executive headteacher Usually refers to the headteacher of more than one school. Can be appointed in both maintained school federations and MATs. The remit of the role varies depending on the structure of the federation or MAT. Head of school Title given to individuals responsible for running a school without being legally recognised as the headteacher. Often sits underneath an executive headteacher and oversees the operational aspects of school management in one school. Their remit varies from school to school. HLTA Higher level teaching assistant. HLTAs do all the things regular teaching assistants do, but usually