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