This guidance applies to all maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools.
There has been a marked increase over recent years in part-time working in schools. NAHT receives enquiries, not only from members with teachers returning from maternity leave, but also from members who wish to reduce their own working hours for a variety of reasons, such as phasing down towards retirement; to create time in which to study for additional qualifications; or achieving an improved work/life balance.
All schools should adopt a flexible working policy. The LA (maintained schools) is likely to have such a policy but NAHT has also published a model policy, available from the members-only section of our website at www.naht.org.uk. The model policy and this guidance are compliant, and based on, legislation on flexible working introduced with effect from 30 June 2014.
For the flexible working policy, click here.
Page Updated : 10/02/2017