NAHT has formally responded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation 'Making flexible working the default', which ran until 1 December. The consultation applies to all workplaces in England only.
NAHT's response balances the benefits to school leaders – and all those working in schools and other settings – of working flexibly, with the need to take account of the practicalities of school life, like timetabling and class-splitting, and the potential burden of processing requests.
Schools are simply not like other places of work and our response sets out the need to take account of their particular needs.
First published 06 December 2021