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Staff grievances: guidance
Read our step-by-step guide to understand the grievance process from start to finish, including what can happen during the informal stage. Download our model agenda for the grievance panel meeting and a template decision letter.
Read your grievance policy
Your school is required to have disciplinary and grievance procedures in place. Read your policy first in case the processes differ from what's outlined in this article.
This article is based on our model policy, which you can find here.
You're unlikely to be involved in this stage, but it's a good idea to understand what could happen before a grievance reaches the formal stage, which you might be involved in (see the section below).
During this stage, the member of staff with a grievance should try and resolve the matter informally – a quiet word is often enough to resolve an issue. They could approach:
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