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  • 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 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.