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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.

Step 1 - 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:  Unlawfully discriminate against people in relation to 'protected characteristics', as defined in the Equality Act Disadvantage those with a personal situation that they're managing alongside their job Getting HR advice early on (for example, from your local authority or trust) can help

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