When writing this article, we spoke to 3 of our associate education experts, Christine Megson, Jacqueline Baker and Nick Bulmer.
Have a career framework and structure in place
Clear development pathways help you to develop people, and help people to see their career progression within your trust. Include both teaching and non-teaching staff in this framework.
Don’t just think about schools in isolation, but think about the trust as a whole, including staff in your central team.
For example, Ark Academy Trust sets out career stages and what development people can get at each stage on its website.
Identify risks and potential future needs
Which key staff may leave or retire in the next few years, and whether there is someone who could fill their post Who has potential What roles