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Headteachers' wellbeing: advice

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Last updated on 22 August 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there guidance on headteachers' wellbeing? We look at advice on governing bodies' and employers' duties towards the work-life balance and health of headteachers. We refer to ACAS and other expert advice on resolving serious issues.

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  1. 1 STPCD: headteachers should enjoy a reasonable work-life balance
  2. 2 Responsibility of employers for the health of employees
  3. 3 Advice on supporting work-life balance for headteachers
  4. 4 Concerns about a headteacher's flexible working practices

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