How to: run an effective HR review panel

How to: run an effective HR review panel

Module at a glance:
How to: run an effective HR review panel

Completing this module will give you a clearer understanding of what an effective HR review panel meeting looks like including:

  • An awareness of the regulatory framework
  • The process and timelines for HR panels
  • An understanding of what is expected of you and an awareness of what is expected of others
  • An appreciation of how to prepare for an effective panel
  • An understanding of the basis on which a decision should be made
  • An overview of the steps to be taken after the meeting
Study time: Approximately 45 mins

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 WilsonErica 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 BartonMichael 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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