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Kibworth CE Primary School named as National Flexible Working Ambassador School.

Kibworth CE Primary School has been appointed as the Flexible Working Ambassador School (FWAS) in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humber region. There are to be a total of eight Flexible Working Ambassador Schools (FWAS) in England, across the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) regions, with delivery taking place from April 2021 until December 2022 (five terms in total).

The long term goals of the programme are to

➤ increase understanding of different types of flexible working through leading sessions with school leaders, governors and HR staff.

➤ being an influencer for other schools (through hosting virtual events, virtual networks, including supporting DfE with external events), all of which will be free of charge and available to colleagues across the region.

➤ providing practical support to schools e.g. peer support, advising and assisting with model flexible working policy documents. We will be working with 8 core schools in a detailed way and will be hosting sessions for any school to join to help them lead their own flexible working journey over the coming 2 years.

This project will be led by Emma Turner our Trusts Research Informed CPD Lead and author of Let’s talk about flex who is an expert in the field of flexible working, alongside our HR Team and Headteachers. Emma will be working with schools within and beyond Discovery Trust to help this project become a success. We will be posting resources, policies and session recordings on our Trust website and will share them as they become available.

If you would like to know more about our project then please email us info@affinitytsa.co.uk with FWAS in the title and we will be in contact with you.

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