Governing boards at all types of school are required to adopt employment policies and procedures. From time to time the board may need to establish panels to exercise its functions relating to the pay, grievance, conduct and discipline, capability, suspension or dismissal of individual members of school staff.
Using a step-by-step walk-through approach and a case study of an example review panel, this module will support you through the process and general principles of running an effective HR panel. As there are so many types of HR panel this module does not cover them all, so the aim is to give you an approach which you could apply to any HR panel.
Our subject matter expertise
The content of this module has been written by our in-house subject matter experts:
Erica Wilson – NGA consultant
Erica is an NGA consultant and delivers NGA training and facilitates the Leading Governance development programme for clerks. Erica trained as a local authority clerk and has been an independent clerk since 2013, working for both maintained schools and academy trusts. She has extensive experience in clerking panels and disciplinary investigations and has worked with a number of local authorities and academy trusts, developing and delivering training to clerks to governing bodies and trust boards. Erica also has experience as a school governor; a role she undertook for six years prior to becoming a professional clerk to governing bodies and trust boards.
Michael Barton - Senior Advice Officer
Michael is a senior advice officer at the NGA. He provides advice to Gold members via email and telephone, alongside writing for the website, magazine and weekly newsletter. His policy specialisms are disadvantage, pupil premium and staffing.
Prior to joining the NGA, Michael studied History and Politics at the University of Warwick.
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