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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 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.