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  • Covering headteacher absence The governing board's responsible for making sure the headteacher's absence is covered. Read about the rules on short and long-term absence, how to appoint an acting headteacher, and the governing board's role in the process. Download our template letter to inform parents about a long-term absence.
  • The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) Be clear on who the DSL can be, and what their responsibilities are.