• Advice for a new deputy headteacher If you're starting out as a deputy headteacher, understand your responsibilities and how to prepare to deputise. Be clear on the benefits of mentoring schemes and effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Consulting staff: guidance Find out how you should consult staff about proposed changes, and use our model consultation letters to invite staff to express their views on issues such as staff restructures and changes to holiday and pay arrangements.
  • Handover checklist for school business managers Download our handover checklist to help your new SBM settle into the role. It includes tasks and information related to finance, premises management and HR.
  • How to reorganise your staff structure Follow our step-by-step guide to make sure you stay compliant when restructuring. It includes guidance on sharing staff across schools, the consultation process and making changes to an employment contract.
  • New headteachers: questions to ask your SLT Ask your SLT these questions in the early days of headship so you can learn more about how your leadership team works, the strengths and weaknesses of your staff and the school's context.
  • Salary safeguarding Teachers may be entitled to safeguarded pay if their role changes as a result of a restructure or the closure of the school. Understand how to calculate a safeguarded sum and the required duration of safeguarding.
  • Succession planning in multi-academy trusts (MATs) Strong MATs have good succession planning in order to deal with a change in leadership well. Here's how to get started with this in your trust.
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