What is the Flexible Working Ambassador School programme?
The Department for Education (DfE) launched the Flexible Working Ambassador Schools (FWAS) programme in 2020 looking for 8 schools across the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) regions of England that would:
➣ Improve the policies, practice and culture around flexible working
➣ raise the perception of and likelihood of flexible working requests being accepted by schools.
➣ provide personalised guidance to schools and online events to improve the perception of flexible working.
Impington Village College (IVC) is very pleased to have been one of the 8 schools chosen to be a Flexible Working Ambassador school. IVC is an inclusive, inspirational and internationally established Lead school. It has policies, practices and culture that support flexible working (FW) across management, teaching and non-teaching positions and we believe this is why IVC has been chosen to be a Flexible Working Ambassador School. We recognise that FW supports employee work-life balance, raises morale, reduces absenteeism and improves our use and retention of staff.
In 2020, the DFE published a report about flexible working.