I'm hoping someone can help me on what advice to give our head teacher in an academy. I have been approached to give advice on the process and the risk factors for the following Head teacher proposal: The school must make substantial savings asap so they are considering proposing a restructure in phases. The first phase involves the music dept. They currently employ 8 part-time music teachers on permanent TTO contracts with a guaranteed minimum hours work per week. They wish to remove these contracts and in the future, use peri teachers from the local music agency on an 'as and when' basis. None of the music teachers have qualifications or skill sets in any other field within teaching so I think it will be difficult to redeploy them elsewhere within the Trust. I'm concerned that, if the provision is still required by the pupils, can they justify redundancy? Also what other advice should I be giving them? Many thanks. Rosemary.