You are here:

Poor headteacher-staff relationship: role of governors

Ref: 4323
Last updated on 17 October 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
In-depth article
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.

Article tools

Want to read more?

To read this article in full, sign up for a free trial of The Key.

Membership starts from £1.10 per day and includes an unlimited number of logins for all of your governing body. If you join today, we'll also waive the £100 joining fee.

Membership gives school governors access to:

  • More than a thousand online articles, with information and resources to help governors get to grips with their role
  • Policy bank from schools and other organisations
  • Downloadable template forms and reports, and planners
  • Our unlimited 'Ask the expert' service
  • Pre-inspection resources, including questions that inspectors may ask
  • A weekly News Briefing

Contents

  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

Article features

  • 2 external links

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.