Discerning the right boundaries for relationships between school governors & other members of the school community

What was the issue addressed? Confidences shared by pupils, staff and parents. What expectations should there be in relation to the nature of relationships between governors and staff; governors and pupils; governors and family members, governors and the wider community. What happened? I have spoken to certain governors who felt I might be able toContinue reading “Discerning the right boundaries for relationships between school governors & other members of the school community”

Dismissing a member of staff for incompetence

What was the issue addressed? We had to dismiss a member of staff because they could no longer fulfil their duties. The Local Authority HR department acted as an advocate for the staff member rather than an advisor to the GB. What happened? We had to take independent advice and then carefully work through theContinue reading “Dismissing a member of staff for incompetence”

Suspension and dismissal of a member of the senior leadership team

What was the issue addressed? As Chair I had to intervene with an issue in school in the Headteacher’s absence. The Headteacher was off sick at the time. As a result there was a conduct issue with a member of staff within school.Then as Chair I took a whistleblowing call. What happened? I carried outContinue reading “Suspension and dismissal of a member of the senior leadership team”