Almost a quarter of teachers now work part-time

Almost a quarter of teachers now work part-time as education sector embraces flexible hours

  • More than one teaching job in ten government advertises is now a flexible role  
  • Department for Education wants all schools to consider offering flexible jobs 
  • The trend has been welcomed as a way to help schools retain top teaching talent 

Nearly one teacher in four now works part-time as schools embrace flexible hours – and even job-sharing heads.

The Government’s teaching vacancies service said more than one job in ten that it advertises is now a flexible role.

There has been an 11 per cent rise in part-time teachers since 2010.

Nearly one teacher in four now works part-time as schools embrace flexible hours – and even job-sharing heads (file photo)

The Department for Education wants all schools to consider offering flexible jobs. 

The trend has been welcomed as a way to help schools retain top teaching talent and attract career-changers.

One striking example is provided by Alison Fitch and Rebecca Stacey who job-share the headteacher role at Boxgrove Primary School in Guildford, Surrey. 

Source: Read Full Article