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Temporary headteacher absence: role of the governing board

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updated on 23 November 2017
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
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What actions should we take when our headteacher is absent? This article summarises guidance from ASCL and the DfE on the temporary absence of the headteacher. Two of our associate education experts provide advice on holding governing board meetings without the headteacher.

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  1. 1 Deputy headteacher should stand in during absence
  2. 2 Assistant headteachers can also take on a headteacher's responsibilities
  3. 3 Governing board meetings in the headteacher’s absence

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