Best Practice

Upweighting efficiencies with timetabling

How can timetables be utilised to maximise efficiencies in educational settings? Neil Gregory offers some tips

The importance of school timetables is not to be underestimated – they are an essential component for the efficient and productive running of any educational institution.

Typically, it can take a senior leader two months of dedicated time to prepare and develop the timetable for the next academic year.

Whether a school or college opts to manually create its own timetable, sources external support or uses particular software, it is imperative to make sure that the timetable is meticulously crafted to meet the needs of the individual establishment, its pupils and staff members.

And, as budgets are becoming increasingly restricted in the education sector, it is important to maximise time and cost efficiencies.

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