BBC Look North reporter Crispin Rolfe has visited the Academy to report on our new flexible working timetable.  He interviewed the Principal, Clare Barber, teachers who benefit from the flexible rota, and students.

The introduction of the timetable comes at no additional cost to the Academy and staff still work full time.  Ms Barber told Mr Rolfe that the timetable allows teachers to have similar flexible working opportunities as people in other jobs.  She added that teachers get the opportunity to be ‘masters of their own time’ and it was about giving ‘professional trust’ to them.

Teaching staff are allocated free periods within their timetables once a fortnight to plan and prepare for lessons.  They can do this in school or working from home for a day.

Five teaching staff so far are part of this new initiative, which Ms Barber describes as a ‘monumental change’.

For the full BBC Look North broadcast, please click here.

New Grantham School Rota Allows Teachers To Work From Home BBC News