A new survey has found that more staff want to work part-time but many fear that their requests will be rejected by school leaders: ‘One in six secondary school teachers would like to reduce their hours according to a report by the National Foundation for Educational Research. The NFER report, ‘Part-time Teaching and Flexible Working in Secondary Schools’, also found that one in 12 secondary teachers want to reduce their hours by more than one day a week. Researchers found that school leaders need to be more proactive in encouraging flexible working hours to improve staff retention.’ https://www.tes.com/news/1-6-teachers-want-work-part-time Do you think the move to flexible working is being driven by the demands of keeping up with a heavy workload? Would you like to work part-time? Have you asked if you can work flexible hours? Was your request accepted or refused? How do you feel about the decision? Have you left the profession because you couldn’t reduce your hours? Should more schools allow teachers to work flexible hours?