The advice below comes from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and Jacqueline Baker, one of our associate education experts, who specialises in senior leadership recruitment.
Check your contracts
If you're considering moving a staff member between schools in your multi-academy trust (MAT), look at the staff member’s contract to see whether they can be instructed or asked to move to another school as required.
This is usually in a mobility clause. Mobility clauses are also likely to say that requests to move will be 'reasonable'. There's no fixed definition of 'reasonable', so seek HR advice if in doubt.
Example wording for a mobility clause
Place of work You will be based at [insert school name and address and site (if relevant)]. You will not (normally) be required to work outside the United Kingdom. From time to time, at the request of the