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Last updated on 9 March 2018
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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.

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  1. Short-term absence
  2. Long-term absence
  3. The governing board's role 

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