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Do rules on 'rarely cover' apply in academies?

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Last updated on 4 October 2016
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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Can teachers be used to cover lessons in academies? We look at whether there are any rules on this, and relay advice from the Association of School and College Leaders and one of our associate education experts on asking teachers in academies to cover lessons.

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