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Deputising for an absent headteacher

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Last updated on 20 May 2016
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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 for the head where there is no deputy headteacher available.

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Contents

  1. 1 Deputy headteachers must deputise if required by the school
  2. 2 Choosing the most suitable person where no deputy is available
  3. 3 Appointing an acting headteacher
  4. 4 Must a school always have a headteacher?

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