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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 appeal hearings: procedures
What are the procedures for an appeal hearing against a disciplinary decision? We explain that there are no national rules on procedures for staff disciplinary appeal hearings. We look at examples of procedures for disciplinary appeal hearings from schools and LAs, and relay advice from an expert.
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 and the role of the governing body
What is the governing body's role in dismissing staff? The governing body's role varies depending on the type of school. We refer to guidance on managing staff employment in schools and on developing disciplinary procedures. We also relay advice on delegating staff dismissal to the headteacher.
Staff grievances: guidance
Read our step-by-step guide to understand the grievance process from start to finish. Download our model agenda for the grievance panel meeting and a template decision letter.
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