• Addressing concerns about the headteacher's conduct Understand how to manage concerns from staff, parents and governors about the headteacher’s conduct and actions, and get tips on how to maintain an effective relationship with your headteacher.
  • How to carry out capability procedures for your headteacher Understand your role in headteacher capability procedures. Be clear on what happens during the process, including during formal meetings, dismissals and appeals.
  • Staff disciplinary hearings: guidance and procedures Find out how to arrange a disciplinary hearing and put together a panel of governors. Read about best practice for conducting the hearing and making a decision. Know what the clerk needs to do to prepare for the hearing, including compiling evidence, communicating with witnesses and keeping a record.
  • Staff dismissal: role of the governing board Understand your part to play in staff dismissal. Be clear on how your role differs depending on your school type, and whether you can delegate this power to your headteacher.
  • Staff grievances: guidance Read our step-by-step guide to understand the grievance process from start to finish, including what can happen during the informal stage. Download our model agenda for the grievance panel meeting and a template decision letter.
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