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School Boards (Scotland) Act 1988

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Procedure of committee

14The appointment committee and (where appropriate) the School Board shall—

(a)inform the Director of Education in advance of any meeting to be held by either of them in connection with appointment to any post;

(b)consider any advice given by him or his nominee in relation to the appointment.

15The Director of Education or any officer of the education authority nominated by him for the purpose shall—

(a)be entitled to attend any proceedings of the appointment committee or a School Board; and

(b)give the committee or, as the case may be, the Board such advice as he considers appropriate,

in relation to an appointment to which this Schedule applies.

16The appointment committee shall, unless they consider that no person on the short leet is suitable for the post, recommend one candidate for appointment.

17Where an appointment committee recommend the appointment of any person to a post to which this Schedule applies the education authority shall appoint that person accordingly, unless it appears to them that the candidate is not eligible for the post in which case they may refuse to appoint him.

18Where an education authority refuse, under paragraph 17 above, to appoint the person recommended by the appointment committee, the authority shall, if they intend to fill the post, undertake fresh procedure under paragraph 1 above.

19It shall not be competent for a deputy or assistant headteacher to exercise any of the functions of a headteacher under this Schedule.

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