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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.
Checklists for new headteachers
What should I do before starting as a new headteacher? We worked with our associate experts to create a downloadable checklist of tasks for a new headteacher to complete. This article also includes advice from another of our associate experts, and lists of useful documents and checklists from LAs.
Communicating with staff about restructures: advice
How can we communicate well with staff about restructuring? This article relays advice from two of our associate education experts on managing conversations around restructuring in schools, and also points to a blog post on handling conversations about redundancies.
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.
New headteachers: questions to ask the SLT
What questions should a new headteacher ask the SLT? We suggest questions on a range of topics that a newly appointed headteacher can ask the senior leadership team as part of getting to know the school in the early days of headship.
Reorganising your staffing structure
Use the following process if you're reorganising your school's staffing structure. You'll also find a template letter that you can adapt to inform staff of changes to their hours.
Restructuring: consulting staff
Must schools consult staff before restructuring? This article looks at consulting staff on restructures, both when redundancies are involved and when they aren't. It relays advice from GOV.UK, Acas, and ASCL, and links to further articles on reorganising staffing structures.
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.
Restructuring your staff
(14 articles) The Key can help you to reorganise your staffing structure. This bundle includes articles which set out the process from start-to-finish, and advice on changing staff contracts and redundancy. We also look at doing this is in the most cost-effective way.
Teachers may be entitled to safeguarded pay if their role changes as a result of a restructure or school closure. Understand how to calculate a safeguarded sum and the required duration of safeguarding.
Staffing structure changes: FAQs
Can we make changes to our staffing structure? This article answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) from school leaders on making changes to a school's staffing structure, and refers to other articles from The Key on staffing structure changes.
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.
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