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Organising a cost-effective staffing structure

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Last updated on 10 March 2017
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How can we structure our staff in a cost-effective way? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on how school staffing structures can be financially efficient. We look at the structure of the SLT, the middle leadership tier and the allocation of TLR payments.

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  1. 1 Analyse need
  2. 2 Streamline the SLT 
  3. 3 Limit the number of middle leaders
  4. 4 Review TLR payments
  5. 5 Offer voluntary redundancies
  6. 6 Maximise teaching time
  7. 7 Offer flexible working
  8. 8 Secondary schools: join a collegiate system
  9. 9 Further suggestions

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