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Are there resources for a skills audit for support staff? This article includes two KeyDoc skills audits for support staff, which are based on advice from our associate experts. We also relay advice on monitoring staff productivity, and link to skills audit resources from local authorities.

Conducting a skills audit

Use job descriptions as a starting point

We asked one of The Key’s associate education experts, Andrew Hall, how a school might audit the skills of support staff.

Andrew said that you could begin by looking at the job descriptions of the team, and determining whether the members of the team are able to fully perform every element of their roles.

This process could include asking what qualifications members of staff have, as well as what relevant experience they have.

Involve staff in the process

The skills audit could form part of an ongoing process, where staff are involved in determining the training that they receive as part of their performance management

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