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The headteacher's right to attend meetings

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Last updated on 4 January 2017
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Is the headteacher entitled to attend all governing body meetings? We outline the rules on headteacher attendance for maintained schools and academies. We relay good practice advice on whether headteachers should attend meetings, and when they may be restricted from taking part in proceedings.

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  1. 1 Is the headteacher entitled to attend meetings? 
  2. 2 Should the headteacher attend meetings? 
  3. 3 Can the chair exclude the headteacher from proceedings?
  4. 4 Restrictions on taking part in proceedings

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