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Are there examples of primary school staffing structures? In this article, you will find examples of staffing structures in one-form, one-and-a-half-form, two-form, three-form and four-form entry primary schools.

Staffing structure in a one-form entry school

Rowledge Church of England (CofE) Primary School is a one-form entry school in Hampshire. It has around 210 pupils on roll.

Its staff structure shows that in addition to the headteacher, there are four teachers on the senior leadership team (SLT):

  • A deputy headteacher
  • An assistant headteacher who is also the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and part-time class teacher
  • A class teacher

Some classes are shared between part-time members of staff. For example, year 3 is taught by one teacher Monday to Wednesday, and another teacher Thursday and Friday.

Staff, Rowledge CofE Primary School

Staffing structures in one-and-a-half form entry schools

Watlington Primary School in Oxfordshire is a one-and-a-half form entry school, with around 290 pupils.

There are 14 class teachers, 18 teaching assistants (TAs)

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