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Poor headteacher-staff relationship: role of governors

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Last updated on 17 October 2016
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How should we deal with a poor relationship between staff and the headteacher? We look at the Governance Handbook, and outline advice from One Education on when governors should intervene. We also relay advice from two of our associate experts on dealing with this situation.

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  1. 1 Governors should only intervene if the school may be in breach of duty
  2. 2 Governors should not take formal action without a formal complaint
  3. 3 Investigating the reasons for a deteriorating relationship
  4. 4 Using the school development plan

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