Working off-site: model policy

Download and adapt our model policy, approved by lawyers and the NAHT, to set out your school's approach to working off-site (e.g. from home). Let your staff know what you expect and how you will support them.

Last reviewed on 15 April 2024See updates
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  1. Download our model policy
  2. Example policies

Download our model policy

Our policy is:

We recommend that you seek independent legal advice on implementing and allowing off-site working before adopting a new policy.

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

Model policy: working off-site DOC, 275.0 KB

Check your flexible working policy

If you have a policy for flexible working, make sure that your working off-site policy is consistent with it.

If you choose, you could also combine these policies.

Update your policy with the latest legislation

Read our summary of changes to flexible working rights that are in force from 6 April 2024. We've updated our policy template in line with these new requirements. 

Please note: these examples may not be up to date with the Employment

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