Whistleblowing Policy (2021)
This policy applies to all employees, including Head Teachers/Principals, Teachers and all Support Staff regardless of whether they are permanent, fixed-term, casual, agency or volunteers, this includes Governors/Trustees, consultants and contractors.
For Maintained Schools: The Local Authority has the right to be represented at any hearings and this will normally be a member of the LTS HR team acting in an advisory capacity. The panel must consider any advice offered by the Local Authority when making their decision. The school must notify both the employee and the LA of their decision where any dismissal takes place.
This policy does not form part of employees' terms and conditions of employment and therefore may be subject to change at the discretion of the Trust/Governing Body.
For the purposes of this policy Head Teachers/Principals will be referred to as Head Teacher and School/Academy will be referred to as school.