Problems with Personnel

Part of the series Just for Governors

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Useful information, advice, and discussion especially for governors. A panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school.

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After watching a series of reconstructions their job is to debate just where the duties of the school governors lie. Keeping a close eye on the discussion is governor expert Paul McGann, who provides advice and guidance along the way.

The team debate their duties towards members of staff:

  • A teacher complains about sexual discrimination after the head questions their performance in the classroom
  • The panel question exactly what are the right procedures to follow as the case develops into a potential dismissal
  • Finally, the team discuss what the governors' role is, for setting the right kind of ethos and culture within a school

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