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Flexible working isn’t just for mums, but it IS a women’s issue.

by Lindsay Patience, (Flexible Teacher Talent) @mumsyme @FlexTeachTalent


We set up Flexible Teacher Talent because Lucy Rose and I were frustrated by the lack of flexible working options for female leaders in education and we wanted to help stem the flow of female teachers (particularly mums) aged 30-39 from our schools. Our research, campaigning and work with schools have all contributed to a realisation that flexible working isn’t just for mums. The benefits are multifaceted and the desire and reasons for wanting to work flexibility are diverse.

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Using our Voices to Promote Flexible Working Opportunities for All #PledgeForChange20

By Kate Smith @MrsKatieSmith

I write this blog just a few weeks after Sir Andrew Carter’s most unhelpful comments about how it is ‘wrong and immoral’ for teachers to ask for their hours to be reduced after taking on full-time jobs.

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Stepping in and Stepping out: maternity leave on Senior Leadership Team

by Madeleine Fresko-Brown    @M_X_F

When I was 8 1/2 months pregnant, I got offered my first SLT position as Assistant Head Teacher (Teaching & Learning). Since then, I have enjoyed 2 maternity leaves - I’m coming to the end of my second one now - and had a successful year and a half of working full time in the position.

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