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The chair's relationship with the headteacher

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Last updated on 16 June 2016
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How can a chair establish a good working relationship with a headteacher? We relay advice from one of our associate experts and outline guidance from two local authorities with tips for working together. We also link to a case study on how a chair and headteacher worked together effectively.

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Contents

  1. 1 Getting the relationship off to a good start
  2. 2 Suggestions of topics to cover in the initial meetings
  3. 3 Suggestions for working together
  4. 4 Is the chair the headteacher's line manager?
  5. 5 Managing the relationship when the school is in difficulty

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