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Statutory school roles

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Last updated on 14 September 2018
School types: Maintained, Academy · School phases: Primary, Secondary
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What roles are required in maintained schools and academies? The Department for Education does not publish a list of the roles that schools must have in place. We set out a range of positions and responsibilities that maintained schools and academies are legally obliged to fill.

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  1. 1 Governing board and governance roles
  2. 2 Headteacher and deputy
  3. 3 SENCO
  4. 4 First aid
  5. 5 Fire safety manager
  6. 6 Designated safeguarding lead
  7. 7 Designated teacher for looked after and previously looked after children

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