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  • Advice for a new deputy headteacher What advice is there for new deputy headteachers? This article relays advice from one of our associate experts on professional relationships, preparing to deputise, and mentoring. We also link to performance objectives for headteachers.
  • Checklist for new headteachers Download our checklist to find out what to do before starting your role as a new headteacher, and get advice on the essential documents you should read.
  • Handover checklist for school business managers Handing over to a new school business manager? Use our downloadable handover checklist to help them get settled in 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.
  • Restructuring support staff: developing a proposal Is there guidance on restructuring the support staff team? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on how to restructure school support staff cost-effectively. We also look at an example of how a support staff restructure was carried out and link to templates for business cases.
  • Salary safeguarding UpdatedTeachers 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 schools Address succession planning in your school with this article. Learn how to identify future leadership needs, develop potential leaders and survey staff to understand their skills and aspirations.