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Deputy and assistant headteachers: requirements

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Last updated on 26 October 2017
School types: Maintained, Academy · School phases: All
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Does a school have to have a deputy or assistant headteacher? There is no legal requirement to have a deputy or assistant headteacher, but in maintained schools there must be someone who can deputise for the headteacher. We also relay advice on determining the size of the leadership team.

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  1. 1 No legal obligation to have a deputy or assistant headteacher
  2. 2 No official guidelines
  3. 3 Assistant headteachers: limitations

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