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  • Adding 'phase leader' roles to primary staffing structures How can schools add phase leaders to the staffing structure? We relay advice from three of our associate education experts on how to do this, the potential advantages and disadvantages of this approach, and other considerations for schools when making this change to their staffing structure.
  • Administrative staff structures: secondary schools Are there examples of administrative staff structures in secondary schools? We look at examples of administrative staffing structures from secondary schools of different sizes. You will also find links to further articles from The Key, which look at reorganising a school's staffing structure.
  • Administrative support in primary schools How should I structure administrative support in a primary school? We relay advice from a NASBM associate practitioner on what to consider when structuring administrative support in a primary school. We also link to examples of administrative staffing arrangements from primary schools.
  • Central staffing structures in MATs How do MATs structure their central teams? This article looks at examples of central staffing structures in multi-academy trusts (MATs) of different sizes. It also points to further articles from The Key, which link to job descriptions for MAT central staff such as CEOs and HR directors.
  • Co-headship: how to make it work in your school Do you want to improve your work-life balance? Could co-headship be the answer? Find out what you need to do and who to involve to make this a reality.
  • Conducting a school staffing review Is there advice on conducting a school staffing review? This article has a KeyDoc that can be used to show how much schools spend on staff. We also link to guidance from LAs on reviewing staff structures, and look at the implications of a staffing review, including benchmarking and restructuring.
  • Leadership structures in 'outstanding' schools How you structure your leadership team is an important decision. To help you with this, have a look at how some ‘outstanding’ schools have structured their leadership teams, and read advice on how you can organise your staffing structure.
  • Leadership structures in primary schools How do primary schools structure their leadership teams? We relay advice from three of our associate education experts on different leadership structures. We also refer to examples of leadership structures from schools and link to National College case studies on this topic.
  • Leadership structures in small primary schools Get advice on how leadership in small primary schools might work in practice and find examples of leadership structures from other small primary schools.
  • Organising a cost-effective staffing structure How can we structure our staff in a cost-effective way? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on how school staffing structures can be financially efficient. We look at the structure of the SLT, the middle leadership tier and the allocation of TLR payments.
  • Organising a cost-effective support staff structure How can we organise our support staff structure in a cost-efficient way? We relay advice on this question from four of our associate education experts. We also include a case study from a school and a downloadable KeyDoc for calculating support staff salary costs.
  • Primary school staffing structures: examples Are there examples of primary school staffing structures? In this article, you will find examples of staffing structures in one-form, one-and-a-half-form, two-form, three-form and four-form entry primary schools.
  • Staffing structures: small secondary schools Are there examples of staff structures in small secondary schools? We relay examples of staffing structures from secondary schools, all with under 500 pupils on roll. We also link to an article on organising a cost-effective staffing structure.
  • Staffing structures: special schools Is there a recommended staffing structure for a special school? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts and a headteacher of a teaching school. We also look at examples of staffing structures in primary, secondary and all-through special schools.
  • The SENCO as a strategic leader: guidance How can a SENCO become a strategic leader? We relay advice from one of our education experts on how SENCOs can develop their role to become an effective leader of SEN provision. You will also find learning outcomes for the National Award for SEN Co-ordination that relate to leadership.