The School recognises the numerous benefits that flexible working can have for both the employee and for the School. Employees can benefit from, for example, having a better work life balance which can in turn have a positive impact on their performance, productivity and engagement. Flexible working can also help the School to attract and retain staff from a wide and diverse pool of talent.
All employees have the statutory right to request to work flexibly, providing that they have at least 26 weeks' continuous service . Applications can be made using this form and should be submitted to the employee's line manager. Those staff with under 26 weeks' service can still make a flexible working request, but should note that the statutory timescales and other associated rights will not apply.
For further information, please see the School's Flexible Working Policy and Procedure or contact HR. Staff may also be interested to read the following flexible working guidance from GOV.UK
The School encourages managers to consider all requests in the same way and to seek advice from their HR Partner. Please also view the FAQ page for some commonly asked questions realted to flexible working.