What was the issue addressed?
Anonymous letter allegedly from a member of staff making allegations against the headteacher and other members of staff, and questioning the running of the school.
A governor, with relevant experience elected to investigate. I am not aware of any support or help received from other agencies.
A meeting of all staff was called where the governor spoke to them and explained the situation. An invitation was offered to any staff member who felt they had any information to speak confidentially to the governor.
No member of staff came forward. No more letters were received.
What lessons were learnt?
Having a governor with relevant experience in dealing with issues of this kind was important.
Has your school ever had to deal with allegations against staff members?
What kinds of skills would you look for in a governor to help support a school dealing with internal allegations against members of staff?
Have your say…
Have you had experiences similar to these? What do you think about the situation described?