The Chair of the Committee is in control of the procedure. The sequence listed below enables both sides to present their evidence fairly and fully. It is:
1. The Chair shall introduce those present and explain the procedure to be used and ensure that it is agreed by the employee and/or his/her representative.
2. The Employee or his/her representative shall present his/her case and may call witnesses to clarify the evidence.
3. The management representative (see note at end of procedure) may question the employee and any witnesses he/she had called.
4. The management representative shall present his/her case and may call witnesses to clarify the evidence.
5. The employee and/or his/her representative may question the management representative and any witnesses he/she has called.
6. The Chair (and through him/her the other Governors) may question either side and any witnesses called at any time. If new evidence is brought out both sides will have an opportunity to comment.
7. The management representative shall be given an opportunity to sum up his/her case.
8. The employee or his/her representative shall be given an opportunity to sum up his/her case.
9. The Chair shall ask both parties to leave while the decision is made; only recalling the two parties to clear points of uncertainty on evidence already given. If recall is necessary both parties will return not withstanding only one is concerned with the point giving rise to doubt.
10. The Chair shall recall the two sides to:
give the decision and explain the reasons for the decision ,and confirm as soon as possible in writing or
inform the employee that the decision will be made known to him/her later both verbally and in writing as soon as possible or
inform the employee that the decision will be given in writing as soon as possible
See 8.4.i for allegations against a member of staff
See 8.6.i for headteacher allegations or allegations against the headteacher