Peter Condliffe



It started out as a simple job. It turned into a year-long process involving the complete restructuring of the organisation which had initially engaged me. I was to be occupied in what became a life and death struggle for its continued existence. Along the way I was involved in, among other things, a number of grievances between staff, countless Board meetings, the rewriting of job descriptions and policy documents, public meetings, and several related mediations. However, the main intervention was the restructuring of the school’s organisation. This was achieved through a process of consultation, report writing and adoption throughout the key elements of the school. This article provides a brief overview of some of these things.