- The aggrieved member of staff and trade union representative, friend or
- The manager grieved against
- A personnel advisor (if the Headteacher so wishes)
- The Headteacher/Chair of the Panel will introduce the parties and outline the
procedure to be followed.
- The aggrieved employee or their representative will present their grievance and
state the redress being sought
- Questioning of the aggrieved employee/representative will then take place in the
- the presenting manager
- the Headteacher/panel
- the personnel advisor (if present)
- If the outline of the case has been presented by the representative, the aggrieved
member of staff may then be asked questions relating to the grievance, in the
order outlined above, except that the representative will ask questions first.
- Witnesses on behalf of the aggrieved member of staff will then be called and
questioning will take place in the order outlined in (3) above except that the
aggrieved employee or representative will ask questions first.
- The manager aggrieved against will present his/her case.
- Questioning of the manager will then take place in the following order:
- aggrieved employee or representative
- Headteacher or panel
- personnel advisor (if present)
- The manager will then call any witnesses he/she may have, who will be
questioned in the order outlined in (7) above except that the manager will ask
- The Headteacher/panel may request further information if necessary and may
adjourn the hearing in order to obtain this. If this happens, any reconvening of the
hearing will only take place with all parties present.
- The Headteacher/Chair of the panel will invite both parties to sum up, firstly the
aggrieved member of staff or representative, followed by the manager.
- The Headteacher/panel and Personnel Advisor (if present) will deliberate in
private, recalling the manager and the aggrieved member of staff only to cover
any points of uncertainty on evidence already given. Both parties would need to
be recalled, in this event.
- The Headteacher/panel will confirm its decision, in writing, to both parties within 5
working days of the hearing if a decision is made immediately on conclusion of
the hearing, or within 10 working days of the hearing if an immediate decision has
not been made.