How to reorganise your staff structure

Get to grips with how to make sure you stay compliant when restructuring. Read guidance on the importance of your strategic vision, the consultation process and making changes to an employment contract.

Last reviewed on 24 January 2023
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  1. Know when governors should be involved
  2. Plan your new structure
  3. Present your plan to governors for approval
  4. Consult staff about your plans
  5. Present amended plans to governors
  6. Agree changes with individuals 
  7. Communicate changes to parents

Know when governors should be involved

You should be free to reorganise staff at an operational level without governors being involved in the process. For example, if you want to increase the number of staff in a key area, make a change to the subject leadership structure, or create a new pastoral role.

If you need to make more significant changes, especially if staff might be made redundant, you must consult your board at an early stage. This is because major staff restructures are strategic.

Plan your new structure

Consider your future needs, as well as your current priorities 

Look at your school's strategic vision for the next 5 years and consider: 

You'll also need to consider the financial implications associated with changes, for example statutory redundancy pay. Read our article