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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.
Primary school examples
Small rural school
Tattingstone Church of England (CofE) Voluntary Controlled Primary School in Suffolk has around 90 pupils on roll. It has published its staffing structure and team responsibilities.
It lists the headteacher's specific areas of responsibility, along with responsibilities for the senior teachers in the school.
You can download the document from the following page.
You'll find further examples of leadership structures in small primary schools, and advice on this, in another of our articles.
Vernon Primary School in Cheshire East has around 370 pupils on roll. On its website, it sets out specific responsibilities for its:
- Deputy headteacher
- Assistant headteacher
- Phase leaders
It also notes what additional responsibilities different teachers have.
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