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Covering headteacher absence

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Last updated on 11 January 2018
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Who must stand in when the headteacher is absent? The STPCD says that deputy headteachers must undertake the duties of the headteacher "to the extent required by the headteacher or the relevant body". We look at short-term and long-term absence for maintained schools and academies.

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  1. 1 Short-term absence
  2. 2 Long-term absence
  3. 3 Appointing an acting headteacher

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