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Staff dismissal and the role of the governing body

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Last updated on 6 June 2017
School types: Maintained, Academy · School phases: All
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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.

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  1. 1 Governing body's role in staff dismissal
  2. 2 How often do governing bodies delegate the power to dismiss staff?
  3. 3 Requirement to have staff disciplinary procedures in place
  4. 4 Guidance on developing staff disciplinary procedures
  5. 5 Governors' role in staff appeal hearings

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