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Last updated on 22 June 2017
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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.

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

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