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Flexible working request

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by Middlemarch, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Splitting your class(es) between two teachers can have a major effect on the children, obviously and you must address this. How will you ensure you communicate with the other teacher to ensure the children are not disadvantaged?
    I assume you have children or carer responsibility which meets the criteria for applying for flexible working?
  2. Small primary schools, amongst others, find it usual to have job shares. I do.The 2 staff are both in school together one afternoon a week, PPA time when they plan and discuss class issues etc. They email and text each other all the time. When 1 is on a course the other will cover etc. It is a useful, flexible set up. When I advertised the vacancy they applied as a job share and it has worked well.
    However, this is not always the case and an employer is only obliged to consider requests.
  3. I am currently on maternity leave, Middlemarch.
    Tom Clancy, I also believe that job shares can be useful, particularly in a small school. A job share already works successfully within the school. I agree that good communication will be vital to ensure the children are not disadvantaged in any way.
    I will address your points regarding job shares/ communication in my request. Thanks for your comments.


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