Governing Body Panels

Provider: National Governors' Association

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Description The purpose of this course is to inform governors about how to approach panel work, be it hearing formal complaints, reviewing exclusions, or dealing with disciplinary issues.
Duration 2 hours

National Governors' Association's website
Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, In school, Governor, Governance
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The session covers the legal position, the policy and procedures required and how they should be used, the role of the local authority, how panels are set up, the paperwork that should be provided, how the hearing should be conducted, and the role of the governors, the headteacher and the clerk.

Evidence underpinning this approach

The course draws on the NGA's expertise in governance policy and practice and is up to date with the latest guidance and legislation around governance.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Following the course, participants should be prepared to successfully undertake panel work for their governing body.

Follow-up activities and support

The NGA provides a range of support and training services which could be used to follow up or complement this course.


This is a two hour session which can be delivered to the whole governing body at a time and place to suit. The consultant will liaise with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher to ensure that the session is bespoke to the governing body's specific circumstances.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.