• £500k to boost flexible working and drive staff retention

    The government is looking for eight schools to share almost £500,000 as part of a programme to boost flexible working and improve staff retention.   Each flexible working ambassador school (FWAS) will receive £60,000.  The scheme, which runs from April next year until December 2022, is part of the Department for Education’s recruitment and retention

    5.00 Oct. 17th, 2020 | News

  • How are schools implementing flexible working?

    Schools are letting teachers take their planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time at home, banning work in the staff room and cutting the hours of senior leaders, all in the name of staff wellbeing and flexible working. But researchers believe more still should be done to “normalise flexible working in schools”, and have launched a

    7.00 Feb. 24th, 2018 | News

  • Why flexible working won't solve the workload problem

    Back in the 2000s, “thinking hats” were a mega-cool concept in schools. Available in six different colours, each one signified a way of thinking about a problem. For example, yellow-hat thinking involved looking positively at a problem, while people wearing white hats were told to look purely at facts. The concept is less cool these

    10.03 Feb. 23rd, 2018 | Opinion

  • WomenEd invites flexible working ideas for schools

    A national networking group for women in education is calling for ideas on how flexible working can successfully be implemented in schools. At their national conference in Sheffield last Saturday, WomenEd national leader Vivienne Porritt announced that she has been invited to contribute to a Flexible Working Summit organised by the Department for Education, on

    12.07 Oct. 5th, 2017 | Politics