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Staff conduct: when are spoken and written warnings used?

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Last updated on 25 November 2016
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What type of conduct warrants a spoken or written warning for staff? Oral and written warnings are usually given for instances of misconduct. We look at how school discipline policies define misconduct, refer to the Teachers' Standards, and relay advice on issuing warnings and 'management guidance'.

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  1. 1 ACAS and the NUT: warnings are usually used for misconduct
  2. 2 Deciding whether to give a spoken or a written warning
  3. 3 Examples of misconduct from a school procedure
  4. 4 Teachers' Standards: advice on professional conduct
  5. 5 Can warnings ever be informal?

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