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Schools: Staff

Question for Department for Education

UIN 199180, tabled on 5 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department gives local authorities on the suspension of school staff.

Answered on

11 June 2014

The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 require local authority-maintained schools to establish procedures to regulate the conduct and discipline of staff, including the suspension of staff. This requirement is set out in the Department's guidance on Managing Staff Employment in Schools. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) also provides detailed advice for all employers including self-governing schools and local authorities on the suspension of school staff.