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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.

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: 

  • Which roles are likely to remain 
  • Which roles need changing 
  • The skill sets needed for different roles 
  • Any required staff training 

You'll also need to consider the financial implications - read our article on organising a cost-effective staffing structure for advice on what to consider. 

Next, create an initial consultation document that outlines your plans. Include: 

  • The background and reasons for the proposed changes
  • What the changes involve
  • Objectives of the restructure 
  • Approximate timetable  

Make sure you comply with equality and discrimination law 

You must consider the impact your planned changes would have on staff to make sure you do not: 

Getting HR advice early on (for example, from

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