Guidance to help teachers, schools and employers make arrangements for flexible working.


Flexible working in schools

Ref: DFE-00074-2017PDF, 422KB, 27 pages


This guidance is being reviewed.

Guidance for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • governing bodies

It applies to schools maintained by the local authority, academies and free schools.

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Published 24 February 2017
Last updated 11 October 2019 + show all updates

  1. Noted on the page and in the guidance that this advice will be reviewed before summer 2020.
  2. First published.