Usually this process will be carried out by the headteacher, not governors. However, the information below will help you know what to expect.
The same process can be followed whether you're restructuring the senior leadership team (SLT), teaching staff, support staff, or your entire staffing structure.
1. Planning the restructure
The first steps are to:
- Agree that a restructure is necessary - this is strategic, so your board will be involved
- Plan what you would like to do, and what your new structure looks like - your headteacher will draft this plan
If you and your headteacher haven't done these steps yet, read our advice and 'questions to ask' at the planning stage first.
2. Setting the selection criteria
Your headteacher, with support from your HR provider, will decide how you'll choose who will take on any new or changed roles and potentially who will be made redundant.