Restructuring in schools; minimising the effects on your workforce


Merlyn Vlotman, HR consultant, Strictly Education

Re-structuring is a regular and ongoing process for schools and increasingly an area that SBMs lead in. How this is managed can be a significant positive, or indeed negative, to the team’s morale.

In this session, Merlyn will look at the effects of restructuring in schools, on the workforce and staff wellbeing. She will also explore how human resources are integral to managing change.

Take home points:
Merlyn will focus on:
  • setting the right tone early to foster positive behaviours;
  • the power of communication;
  • understanding the process that leads to better management.
This session is for:
SBMs who are, or potentially will be, a key member of a team delivering a process of restructure in their school and are concerned about their staff’s wellbeing during a period of change.

Biography
Merlyn has a wealth of HR experience, including working within the charity sector as an HR Business Partner. She provides support in people management practices, the development of school staff and the wider school workforce, support and consultancy on complex and diverse HR issues.

In her role she continues to work in partnership with client schools to provide guidance and advice on all aspects of HR.