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Free CPD for Teachers 7 January 2020 10:00 – 13:00

You are invited to our free workshop for teachers and leaders interested in working flexibly hosted by Outstanding Reach Academy in Feltham. Whether you are employed, returning to the classroom after a longer period of time or on parental leave, these practical sessions are designed to help you secure your ideal role. We will focus on your own personal skills audit, applications, interviews, selling your 'gap', and next steps for self-directed CPD. This session is family-friendly so feel free to bring babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Sign up here

We are in Beta podcast features a flexible working school

We are in Beta is a podcast promoting examples of positivity  and good practice in the education sector. In an episode focusing on flexible working you can hear Lucy Rose explaining the work of Flexible Teacher Talent and how perceived barriers to flexible working can be overcome.  Listen here

DfE launch new flexible working resources

We are so pleased to have been part of the advisory group which created these resources to help schools get started with flexible working.

Schools Need to be More Flexible

BBC News report on the need for greater flexibility in schools following NFER's research showing that "proactive school leadership is critical to encouraging more part-time and flexible teaching in secondary schools".

DfE Recruitment and Retention Strategy Jan 2019

As part of their priority is  to ensure teaching remains an attractive and sustainable career, the new DfE strategy has an explicit focus on flexible working.   They intend to launch a high profile "find your job share" website and a competition for Edtech providers to promote and facilitate flexible working.

How do we avoid haemorrhaging talent?

Read this article in Teach Primary on why flexible working can help the education sector retain effective teachers.


Discussion of new LKMco report

Join us for an evening of discussion in collaboration with @WomenEd @EdvalUK @lkmco and @tes  LKMco will be sharing headlines from their latest report on teacher retention followed by panel discussion.  Can't make it in person?  Event will be livestreamed on the tes facebook page.

Stephen Lloyd Awards

We were thrilled to be asked to participate in an evening where we shared the project with many sponsors outside of education.  Huge congratulations to the winners and thank you to all those who have pledged their support in our future development.

Return to Teaching Workshops in SW London

In collaboration with the MTPTproject we hosted 3 free workshops for women returning to teaching.  The morning workshops provided a crèche and attracted participants from as far away as Tunbridge Wells.  We are looking forward to seeing them secure their ideal jobs at their level of experience.

Teacher voice at the Chartered College of Teaching

In February 2018, Lucy was one of the keynote speakers at the Chartered College of Teaching Annual Conference. You can watch her talk about flexible work in education here

Flexible teaching in the news

Men Get Promoted More Quickly

Article  from SchoolsWeek about research showing that the proportion of women appointed to leadership roles in schools is rising, but men are still being promoted more quickly. 

Policy Exchange

Link to a collection of essays on teacher recruitment and retention  - including "Let’s Talk About Flex" and "Recruiting and Retaining Teachers – the Art of the Possible". 

House of Commons Briefing Paper

Paper on the recruitment and retention of teachers in England, including Government initiatives to increase teacher supply.  

Government Return to Teaching Scheme Failure

Government return to teaching programme results in only 27 achieving the stated target of teaching Ebacc subjects at secondary schools by November 2016. The cost of each returner is estimated at £37,400.  

Punk Leadership - Thinking Outside the Box

Keziah Featherstone writes about leadership driven by uncompromising values and the determination to make dreams a reality and how a lack of it has been a barrier to flexible working in schools.


How Schools Are Implementing Flexible Working

Coverage of the Charted College of Teaching Annual Conference and how schools are using flexible working to their benefit.