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(1)An education authority are to inform–
(a)the Scottish Ministers, and
(b)any Parent Council established for a school in their area,
about the authority's procedures (in this section referred to as their “appointment process”) for filling any post, other than on an acting basis, of headteacher or deputy headteacher of a school and also (forthwith) about any change they make, whether or not by virtue of subsection (5)(b), to their appointment process.
(2)The appointment process must entail involvement in it of any Parent Council established for the school to which an appointment is to be made.
(3)A person who is not a member of a Parent Council may, at the request of the council, assist it in discharging its functions in connection with the appointment process.
(4)An education authority are to make such arrangements as appear to them to be appropriate to ensure that training which will be of assistance in the discharge of functions in connection with the appointment process is made available to–
(a)members of any Parent Council,
(b)any person assisting a council under subsection (3).
(5)The Scottish Ministers may (either or both)–
(a)by regulations, impose requirements which an appointment process must satisfy,
(b)by notice, require an education authority to make such changes to their appointment process as may be specified in the notice.
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