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The headteacher's position on the governing body

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Last updated on 23 June 2016
School types: Maintained, Special, Academy · School phases: All
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What is the headteacher’s role on the governing body? We look at the headteacher’s right to be a governor, and consider how headteachers work with the governing body. We also look at different models of headship, and how staff members can support the headteacher on the governing body.

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Contents

  1. 1 The headteacher's right to be a governor
  2. 2 The headteacher's role on the governing body
  3. 3 Different models of headship: roles on the governing body
  4. 4 Staff members filling in for the headteacher
  5. 5 Effective meetings: tips from the corporate sector

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