Today’s Education Executive article “Secondary teachers want flexible hours, report shows” suggests that there is an ‘unmet demand’ from teachers wanting to be able to change or reduce their hours according to the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) report.

The NFER research estimates that one in six teachers would like to reduce their hours and suggests that ‘a lack of part-time and flexible working opportunities is an important factor contributing to some secondary teachers leaving the profession, and is preventing others from returning’.

In 2017, almost one in five secondary teachers worked part time.

Whilst it can certainly be a challenge to combine flexible working hours with a full timetable, there are trusts that come up with creative options around timings as an effective retention tool.

Elementa work in close partnership with Schools to explore retention strategies as well as supporting Schools to recruit, develop and retain their staff.

In the face of ever-changing levels of support from local authorities and central government, our Schools benefit from the cost-effective solutions we at Elementa strive to provide.

Carefully developing the recruiting skills and employer profile of our Schools supports them to spend less, gain better candidates, and minimise staff turnover. Please get in touch if you would like Elementa to help your School on 0117 325 9523 or hello@elementa.org.uk .