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Statutory duties for head teachers (England)

This advice document deals with statutory duties. Within an educational context, a statutory duty represents a legal obligation that schools must adhere to. These duties are set out in a variety of legislation and statutory guidance documents and while this document isn’t designed to be an exhaustive list of statutory duties relevant to schools, it is designed to be a breakdown of core statutory duties that specifically relate to head teachers of maintained schools and trusts in England.

First published 17 January 2024