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  • Addressing concerns about the headteacher's conduct How to manage ongoing and specific concerns about the headteacher’s conduct and actions.
  • Personal relationship between the headteacher and a member of staff It's understandable to worry if you learn about a relationship between the headteacher and a staff member. Read our experts' advice on how to make sure your headteacher remains transparent, impartial and fair in this situation.
  • Staff disciplinary hearings: guidance and procedures Is there advice on holding staff disciplinary hearings? The DfE does not set out how staff discipline hearings should be held. We look at guidance from Acas and a local authority, and refer to advice from a union, two of our associate education experts, and a law firm.
  • Staff disciplinary panels: which governors should be involved? Who should sit on a staff disciplinary panel? Governing bodies must establish their own staff disciplinary procedures and ensure they adhere to these. We cite advice from two governance experts and the union ASCL on who should sit on the staff disciplinary panel.
  • 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 UpdatedRead 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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  • Exit interviews for staff Exit interviews are a great way to find out why staff are leaving. You can then use this information to improve staff retention. Download our template with questions to ask and see further examples of how others conduct their exit interviews.
  • Governor access to staff survey results Can the chair of governors view the results of the staff survey? One of our associate education experts describes how staff survey results should be shared with the chair and the full governing board. We point to further articles from The Key on governors' role in staff morale and wellbeing.
  • How to approach wellbeing strategically Understand what a strategic focus on wellbeing looks like and how to use it to create a culture of wellbeing in your school.
  • Monitoring and supporting staff workload and wellbeing Find out how you can promote a healthy staff work-life balance, during coronavirus and beyond, without stepping on the toes of the day-to-day running of the school.
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  • Questions to ask about wellbeing Get inspiration for what wellbeing questions to ask your school leaders so you can monitor wellbeing strategically.
  • Raising staff morale: role of governors How can governors support the headteacher in raising staff morale? We relay advice from 3 of our associate education experts on how governors can support the headteacher to raise staff morale. We also link to a further article from The Key which points to examples of staff wellbeing policies.
  • Staff wellbeing questionnaires Staff surveys are usually the responsibility of your headteacher. Have a look at examples of staff wellbeing questionnaires and case studies of 2 schools' approaches to help your headteacher in developing your own surveys.
  • Wellbeing initiatives: what they look like in practice and how the board is involved Wellbeing can feel quite abstract, and knowing how to embed a culture of wellbeing can be tricky. Get an idea of what wellbeing initiatives look like in practice, and how you can monitor them to make sure they're having a real impact.
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