Flexible working policy: model and examples

Download our model policy for flexible working and adapt it to your school or trust's context. It includes a template form that your staff can use to make flexible working requests.

Last reviewed on 31 July 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our model policy
  2. This policy isn't statutory
  3. Examples of policies 

Download our model policy

Our policy:

  • Has been approved by Forbes Solicitors and the NAHT union for school leaders
  • Is based on relevant requirements and good practice
  • Includes a form that staff members can use to make statutory flexible working requests

We recommend that you consult with the unions represented at your school before implementing any new policy that refers to expectations of staff.

Multi-academy trusts Adapt our model policy to your trust’s needs, context and scheme of delegation, and then share with your schools to use. Depending on your trust's scheme of delegation, you may leave some sections of the policy