About Flexible Working Ambassador Multi-Academy Trusts and Schools

What FWAMS are, what they do and how to contact them

What are FWAMS

Flexible Working Ambassador Multi-Academy Trusts and Schools (FWAMS) have been appointed by the DfE to support school leaders to implement and embed flexible working in their schools.
Flexible working can support in the recruitment and retention of quality teachers and have a positive impact on staff wellbeing, as well as promoting equality in the workforce. Despite the benefits, there are challenges associated with implementing flexible working.

FWAMS can offer practical advice on designing a policy, on overcoming common challenges such as timetabling and budgeting, as well as highlighting the importance of 'flexible hiring'. Whether you are a leader in a MAT, a mainstream primary or secondary, a special school or an alternative provision/pupil referral unit setting, a FWAMS will be able to offer bespoke support.

Working in partnership with Capita,
FWAMS are:

Promoting flexible working to schools and MATs, providing one-to-one coaching on implementing flexible working practices.  

Providing advice and guidance to schools as and when requested. 

Creating practical resources and awareness raising content to share best-practice experiences of flexible working.  

  • Promoting flexible working to schools and MATs, providing one-to-one coaching on implementing flexible working practices.  

  • Providing advice and guidance to schools as and when requested. 

  • Creating practical resources and awareness raising content to share best-practice experiences of flexible working.  

Specialist FWAMS

Specialist schools / Settings

Abbey School of Nexus Multi-Academy Trust
Joanna Hedge
hr-enquiries@nexusmat.org

High proportion of pupil premium pupils

The Halifax Academy of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust
Rachel Jones
flex@thehalifaxacademy.org

Reach Academy Feltham of Reach Schools
Rebecca Cramer
fwams@reachacademy.org.uk

Alternative Provision/Pupil Referral Units

Aspire AP School of Aspire Schools Trust
Debra Rutley
drutley@aspireap.org.uk