Last reviewed on 11 February 2022
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Find out how to arrange a disciplinary hearing and put together a panel of governors. Read about best practice for conducting the hearing and making a decision. Know what the clerk needs to do to prepare for the hearing, including compiling evidence, communicating with witnesses and keeping a record.

Before you start to arrange a hearing, make sure you know your school or trust's staff disciplinary procedure. If you're in a maintained school, your board is usually responsible for establishing this procedure. At an academy, this could have been delegated.

This article gives you best practice at all stages of arranging and carrying out a staff disciplinary hearing. However, your school may do things differently, so the most important thing is to follow your school's policy in every detail to make sure you're doing everything right. 

Know your governing board's role in disciplinary hearings

As a governor,