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Restructuring support staff: developing a proposal
Is there guidance on restructuring the support staff team? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on how to restructure school support staff cost-effectively. We also look at an example of how a support staff restructure was carried out and link to templates for business cases.
We spoke to two of our associate education experts, Nazli Hussein and Mark Trusson, about how to restructure the support staff team.
Developing a detailed proposal
Nazli said that the school should undertake an initial assessment of the existing support staff structure. It should be analysed in the context of:
- The school's current priorities
- The priorities identified for the restructure
- The school’s strategic vision for the coming 5 years
The school then needs to develop a detailed proposal for restructuring, setting out the support staff roles that are likely to remain, the posts in need of change, and the skill sets that will be required for each role.
This document should also include:
Nazli suggested benchmarking the proposed structure against examples of staffing structures in other
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