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Staff discipline issues: governors' role and guidance

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Last updated on 21 September 2016
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Do governors have a role in dealing with in staff discipline issues? One of our associate education experts explains that the headteacher is responsible for dealing with staff discipline, although governors may be required to sit on a disciplinary panel. We also look at maintaining confidentiality.

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  1. 1 Governors approve the school's disciplinary procedures
  2. 2 Headteacher is responsible for dealing with staff discipline
  3. 3 Some governors may be required for a disciplinary panel
  4. 4 Details of disciplinary issues should not be shared with other governors
  5. 5 Governors can be told that a case is being investigated
  6. 6 Staff dismissal: what information should be shared?

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