The Governors' Podcast

Agenda Item 37 - Sitting on Both Sides of an Exclusion Panel with Shekeila Scarlett | #TheGovernorsPodcast

November 08, 2023 Onevma Productions Season 4 Episode 4
The Governors' Podcast
Agenda Item 37 - Sitting on Both Sides of an Exclusion Panel with Shekeila Scarlett | #TheGovernorsPodcast
Show Notes

For today's Single Item Agenda (episode) we are joined by a guest speaker;

  • Shekeila Scarlett, an Operations Manager for Transport for London and one of the youngest Chair of Governors in the country, governing at the only maintained secondary school in Hackney 

To discuss;

  • Personal experience of the UK education system and the impact on life and career, incl. school bullying, the process of permanent exclusions from the perspective of the child, and appealing decisions at a Pupil Disciplinary Committee (PDC)
  • Getting exclusion panels right, from the support for the parent and to ensuring representation - improving awareness, accessibility and advocacy
  • The value of your lived experience and empowering young people to become governors - Why we need to diversify the current age profile of those in education governance space
  • The journey to becoming a chair of a governing board in education at 26 - different ways of transitioning into the role incl. being an Associate Member, taking on a Co-opted Governor position
  • From triggers and imposter syndrome to going viral and taking ownership of a new narrative

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Sharon Warmington (School Governor; Qualified Corporate Governance Practitioner) 

Olivia D Hinds (Committee Chair for Teaching and Learning; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Link Governor)


The Governors' Podcast (TGP) is a brand of Education Governance Solutions Limited 

TGP is sponsored by GovernorHub/Knowledge |

Current release schedule: Term time Wednesdays @ 7am (approx. 1-2 per month).

TGP defines its 'Seasons' by UK academic years (September to July) and episodes are called ‘Agenda Items’.

Artwork and Production - Onevma Limited

Theme Music - Hertz Beats, UK Producer