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.