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  • Deputising for an absent headteacher Who can deputise for an absent headteacher? We look at the professional duty of deputy headteachers to deputise for the headteacher. We also relay advice from the DfE and ASCL on who should deputise where there's no deputy headteacher available.
  • 'Rarely cover': rules and FAQs What are the rules about 'rarely cover'? We explain the rules and answer common questions on asking teachers to provide cover in maintained schools and academies, including what is meant by 'rarely' covering and 'unforeseen' absence. We also relay guidance from unions and the National College.
  • Supply teacher induction Get the most out of supply teachers with effective induction. Read our tips on how to prepare for supply staff joining your school, and download our supply teacher induction pack checklist so you can give new starters everything they need to hit the ground running.