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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.

Example: medium-size school

Community school with around 610 pupils on roll

Tanfield School in Durham has published its teaching and support staff structures. Its administrative team consists of:

  • An office manager
  • An exams officer
  • A member of staff responsible for reprographics
  • A data manager
  • The headteacher’s personal assistant (PA)
  • A receptionist

See the 'support staff' tab here:

Our staff, Tanfield School

Examples: large schools

Academy with around 1,447 pupils on roll

Heckmondwike Grammar School in Kirklees has a staff list on its website which lists its administrative staff, as well as its teaching, support and buildings, catering and cleaning staff. The administrative roles include:

  • A school development manager
  • An assistant bursar
  • 7 administrative officers (with different elements involved, such as finance or exams)
  • 3 school receptionists
  • A data manager

Operational staff, Heckmondwike Grammar School

Academy with around 1,460 pupils on roll

Groups of staff

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