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Last reviewed on 11 May 2018
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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.

Staffing structure and team responsibilities, Tattingstone CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Inspection report: Tattingstone CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School, GOV.UK – Ofsted

You'll find further examples of leadership structures in small primary schools, and advice on this, in another of our articles.

Medium-size school

Vernon Primary School in Cheshire East has around 370 pupils on roll. On its website, it sets out specific responsibilities for its:

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher
  • Phase leaders

It also notes what additional responsibilities different teachers have.

Vernon Primary staff 2017/18, Vernon Primary School

Inspection report: Vernon Primary School, GOV.UK – Ofsted

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