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Can the vice-chair cover for the chair?

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Last updated on 10 January 2017
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Can the vice-chair temporarily step into the role of chair? We look at the relevant legislation and model articles of association, which say the vice-chair can temporarily act as chair. We also relay advice on managing a chair's leave of absence in maintained schools, single academies and MATs.

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  1. 1 The vice-chair can act as chair when the chair is absent
  2. 2 If the chair and vice-chair are both absent
  3. 3 The chair can take a leave of absence
  4. 4 Duration of the chair's leave of absence
  5. 5 Chair's leave of absence: things to consider
  6. 6 Can the chair delegate the chairship temporarily?

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