The Boards' role in exclusions and panel hearings (for Governors and Trustees) Download Flyer

A guide for boards on their duties hearing appeals and overseeing exclusions 

Governing boards may be asked to form a panel in several circumstances, such as hearing an exclusion appeal, dealing with a disciplinary issue, or hearing a complaint. These are becoming more common, so being well prepared for these is essential.

This webinar provides guidance to organising exclusion hearings and other statutory panels.
On this webinar, the following will be explored:

  • Understanding the different types of panels you may need to convene
  • How to approach exclusion hearings
  • How to ensure parental complaints are heard
  • The importance of a policy
  • How to manage appeals hearings
  • How to manage disciplinary hearings
  • The different roles on the panel
  • Where to get support
  • Who should be involved

All delegates receive an electronic copy of the presentation and supporting materials and resources to help them be more impactful in their governance role.

Who should attend?
Any governors or trustees involved in sitting on or leading panels or hearings.

Julie Taylor - With nearly 30 years experience in education and governance Julie has been an NLG and is an experience chair and trainer, who has a track record of supporting governance in all types of settings across Essex and beyond. She is currently a chair of a maintained primary school and a Secondary C of E Academy within a MAT.

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As experienced Chairs of Governors we strongly believe in providing training that gives you the knowledge, tools and examples to be effective governors. Our aim is to give you the confidence and tools to improve your governance as quickly and effectively as possible.  All our training is provided by National Leaders of Governance who are experienced governance trainers. See our website for more details:

About NLGs
National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governing boards.  All NLGs have been through a rigorous designation process from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), a part of the Department for Education (DfE), to demonstrate that we have the skills, experience and attributes to be a National Leader of Governance. All NLGs are either actively chairing standalone schools or academies, local governing boards or multi academy trust (MAT) trust boards or have done so within the last five years. All NLGs are trained to support governors through mentoring and coaching and provide governance services which are quality assured.

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