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Flex Education

Flex Education
A guide for flexible working in schools

March 2022 | 136 pages | Corwin UK
The perfect companion to help you understand the benefits of flexible working in education and how to make it work in school. 

Finding the right balance between your life and your job is not easy. Many teachers and leaders leave the profession due to the lack of flexible working opportunities that could help them find that balance.

In this practical book, Lindsay Patience and Lucy Rose will guide you on how you can make flexible working work for you, take you through the different kinds of flexible working and their benefits, and explain how to improve recruitment by offering flexible working to suit your school context. Featuring real life case studies, examples of best practice and a how-to for successful implementation of flexible working in schools, this book is the go-to manual for anyone interested in improving working culture in education.

Lindsay Patience is a secondary teacher and co-founder of Flexible Teacher Talent.

Lucy Rose is a secondary teacher and co-founder of Flexible Teacher Talent.

Chapter 1: Flexible working in schools
Chapter 2: The benefits of flexible working in education
Chapter 3: Reasons for seeking flexible working in schools
Chapter 4: Types of flexible working
Chapter 5: Flexible working requests
Chapter 6: Flexible recruitment
Chapter 7: Talent partnerships (job sharing) in schools
Chapter 8: Part-time working in schools
Chapter 9: Other aspects of flexible working in education
Chapter 10: Final thoughts

Flex Education is a great read either for those who are already fans of being flexible or for those who need ideas on how to move forward with it.  It contains many different practical strategies which link flexible working with well being and family friendly schools.  What’s not to like about that?  Even for someone who has had flexibility at the heart of school – there were still new ideas to learn and suggestions that I will be looking to take forward in my school.  I really liked the sign posting throughout the book, it made it a very user friendly and easy to access book.  I just wish this book had been around when my children were young!

Sue Plant, Headteacher

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