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Last updated on 18 April 2017
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Can a headteacher support pupils in class when their teacher has objected? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts, and from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and Edapt. We also link to articles on staff wellbeing and managing difficult conversations.

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  1. No grounds for objection
  2. Focus of communication
  3. Alternative strategies
  4. Handling a capability issue

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