For schools and trusts sourcing a suitably trained panel can be a challenge. The time constraints and the need to secure real independence is becoming more and more of an issue. This service has been provided at the request of a number of trusts and schools.


The panel members on the list will all are trained within the requirements of the Guidance.


This is a resource for schools and trusts. Inclusion on the list is by annual review, and every panel member must maintain their training commitment. 


There is a fee to find a suitable panel, and provide an experienced clerk for the Governors Discipline Committee and IRP if needed.


Panel member travel expenses are to be borne by each school or trust individually. The expenses rate is the standard of 0.45 pence per mile. If the meeting goes over a lunchtime period then lunch should be provided. Refreshments are to be available over the course of the meeting.