Flexible working: resources for teachers and leaders

Resources, including guidance and case studies, to help to promote flexible working in schools.

Information on the benefits of flexible working, guidance and case studies on how flexible working can be implemented in schools.

Guidance for flexible working

Non-statutory guidance for employers and staff who want to make arrangements for flexible working, along with promotional materials outlining the benefits of flexible working for teachers and school leaders.

Flexible working case studies

Case studies and a video showing how different schools and teachers have adopted flexible working.

Flexible working in schools: Headteacher jobshare

Flexible working ambassador schools

The department has appointed 8 ambassador schools to champion flexible working and provide advice to schools.

Research on flexible working

Research on flexible working in schools.

Other work to support leaders and teachers

Further information and guidance on what the department is doing to support leaders and teachers.

Published 11 October 2019
Last updated 22 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added information about flexible working ambassador schools project and 'Other work to support leaders and teachers'.

  2. Added Whites Meadow Primary School and United Learning case studies.

  3. Updated 'Flexible working in schools' guidance.

  4. Added research 'Exploring flexible working practice in schools'.

  5. First published.