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Appointing an acting headteacher

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Last updated on 23 March 2017
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How do we appoint an acting headteacher? The process is the same as for appointing a permanent headteacher. This article looks at appointing acting headteachers in different situations, and sets out acting arrangements schools can follow. It also answers some FAQs on acting headships.

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Contents

  1. 1 Government guidance on appointing headteachers
  2. 2 Appointing an acting headteacher when the role is vacant
  3. 3 Headteacher recruitment should not be deferred indefinitely
  4. 4 Should we extend an acting headship arrangement for budgetary reasons?
  5. 5 Appointing an acting headteacher when the headteacher is absent
  6. 6 Possible candidates for acting headships
  7. 7 Co-opted governors becoming acting headteachers
  8. 8 Appointing acting headteachers: FAQs

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