Flexible Working

Unlock the full potential of school teams with flexible working to support staff wellbeing, retention and performance.

The Role of Flexible Working Ambassador Schools

Charles Dickens is delighted to be granted its second Department for Education (DfE) accreditation as Flexible Working Ambassador School for the London Region. Working as a lead school on the programme since 2022, we have supported schools and Trusts to review current approaches and make sustainable changes.

Our mission is to champion flexible working. We will provide practical support to participant schools to enable implementation and maintenance of good practice and to increase understanding of flexible working arrangements to promote a lasting culture of change.

We know that flexible working practices can help recruit, retain and motivate teachers, improve teacher wellbeing, promote equality of opportunity and diversity (in teaching) and play a central role in helping schools deploy staff effectively and efficiently. And yet, we know there is unmet demand for flexible working in schools, and that there are practical challenges associated with its implementation.

Flexible working explained

"Flexible working has allowed me to work part time whilst completing my PHD. I have now returned to full time teaching and see the benefits of my continued professional development and how this continues to enrich my practice."

Dr Amy Mulvenna,
Head of Art, Charles Dickens Primary School

What next?

Further information about the Behaviour Hub programme can be found on the DFE website.

Want to speak to us about Behaviour Hubs? Speak to our programme director, Emily Crow ecrow@londonsouthtsh.org

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