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 3 October 2022
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  1. Plan your new structure
  2. Consult staff about your plans
  3. Present amended plans to governors
  4. Agree changes with individuals 
  5. Communicate changes to parents

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 
  • Skill sets needed for different roles 
  • Any required staff training 
  • Expected changes to staffing costs

You'll also need to consider the financial implications associated with changes, for example statutory redundancy pay. Read our article on organising a cost-effective staffing structure for advice on what to consider. 

If you're considering making redundancies, carefully weigh up the benefits and costs associated with other options such as:

Make sure your staff know where to access your flexible working policy and how to make a request. When it comes to consulting staff, you may want to offer flexible working arrangements on a