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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.
- Employ a good school business manager
- Focus on roles rather than individuals
- Forecast costs: KeyDoc salary calculator
- Benchmark your spending
- Share staff with local schools
- Outsource some support staff functions
- Use TAs and HLTAs effectively
- Consider term-time contracts
- Consider fewer staff with higher skill levels
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