Top Tips for Restructure & Redundancy

Top Tips for Restructure & Redundancy

If the school has adopted a Restructure/Redundancy Policy, ensure the Policy is followed


Ensure the Governing Body has approved the proposals before you formally start the process


Prepare a clear, sound business case for the proposed structure changes


Prepare existing and revised structure charts with job descriptions where appropriate


Produce a timeline accounting for notice periods and school holidays


Financial implications need to be understood, including redundancy payments and pension costs


Consult with Trade Unions and affected employees at the earliest opportunity


Ensure consultation is genuine and meaningful and keep a record 


Consider ways to avoid making compulsory redundancies, including asking for volunteers and job matching


Ensure any selection process is applied fairly and reasonably and takes account of the Equality Act 2010


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