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Deputy headteachers: standing in for the headteacher

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Last updated on 12 August 2016
School types: Maintained, Academy, Welsh establishment · School phases: All
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Must the deputy headteacher stand in when the headteacher is away? Deputy headteachers must undertake the duties of the headteacher "to the extent required by the headteacher or the relevant body". We look at what should happen when the headteacher is absent for a short and long-term period.

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