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headship

noun uk   /ˈhed.ʃɪp/ UK us  
[C] the position of being in charge of an organization, especially a school: Dozens of well-qualified teachers applied for the headship. [C usually singular] the period during which a particular person is in charge of a school or other organization: A lot of changes have taken place during her headship.
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