Every school maintained by the local authority should have a whistleblowing procedure. Whistleblowing procedures protect staff members who report colleagues they believe are doing something wrong or illegal, or who are neglecting their duties.
Information for employees on 'blowing the whistle', including a definition of whistleblowing, is available on the Gov.uk website.
Governing bodies of maintained schools are responsible for agreeing and establishing the school's whistleblowing procedure. Maintained schools should base their whistleblowing procedure on the local authority's procedure. The local authority's procedure is published on the Waltham Forest Council website - download now.
Visit the Gov.uk website for further information on what schools maintained by the local authority should do when setting up their whistleblowing procedure.