As a Flexible Working Ambassador School, Kibworth CE Primary School, is delighted to be holding 5 FWAS Training Events in March.
These online events are designed to support schools and school leaders in helping to make informed and strategic choices about how they can utilise flexible working strategies to improve recruitment, retention, wellbeing and career development.
1st March 2022 – Flexible working, diversity, equality and inclusion, with Nic Ponsford of GEC and Emma Turner.
During this session we will be exploring how flexible working can encourage the development of the workforce and how diversity, in ways of working, can encourage the building of diverse teams.
About Nic Ponsford
Nic Ponsford FRSA is the Co-Founder and CEO of the GEC (Global Equality Collective), a global grassroots #EDI movement of 15K+, a Collective of 350+ subject matter experts and creator of the award-winning GEC App, the world’s first diversity and inclusion app for schools and businesses.
Nic is also Director of Edtech UK, the national independent organisation, advisory forum and strategic body and is Editor of the digital publication, Edtech UK Magazine. In addition to this, Nic is a MSc in Digital Pedagogy lecturer at Leeds Beckett university.
Previously an AST and award-winning teacher and Harvard author (‘TechnoTeaching’), she is now an educational and technology thought leader. Whilst studying her Doctorate, she has recently been an EdTech50 Judge and headhunted for both a central roles with the DfE Edtech Demonstrator Programme (2020-21, offering peer-to-peer support via 48 nationwide Demonstrator schools and colleges), and is now the Dfe Assistive Technology Training Pilot (which aims to grow and develop the use of assistive technology to support children and young people with SEND across 80 mainstream schools).
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8th March 2022 – Introduction to Flexible Working
During this session, Emma Turner, author of “Let’s talk about flex” and DfE flexible working ambassador school lead for the East Midlands and Humber, will introduce the key aspects of flexible working. There will be an overview of how we can flex in both full time and part time roles, how flexible working can work in all roles, and address some common concerns and myths around flexible working.
14th March 2022 – Flexible working in Headship and senior leadership roles
Within this session we will be hearing from experienced heads and senior leaders about their experiences of working flexibly in a senior role. We will explore key considerations, benefits and top tips for individuals and organisations.
15th March 2022 – Flexible working and school business leaders
In this session we will be joined by special guests ‘Abbled‘, and will be exploring key considerations for school business leaders around flexible working within their organisations.
The Association of BAME Business Leaders in Education (Abbled) was formed in May 2020 to address the low representation of BAME professionals in School Business Leadership. The network is a space for SBPs of all ethnicities to support and encourage our aims.
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22nd March 2022 – Flexible Working with Annie Auerbach
During this session, Annie, an expert in the area of flexible working and author of “Flex – reinventing work for a smarter, happier life”, will discuss the contents of her book and how flexible working can work for everyone.
Annie Auerbach is a speaker, consultant, author and co-founder of trends agency, Starling. Starling specialises in keeping brands relevant through understanding cultural change. She has worked flexibly for 20 years throughout her career – part-time, remote working, freelancing, through a portfolio career and returning to work after having her two daughters.
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Being an ambassador school, we can support trusts, schools and individuals with all aspects of flexible working. From a one off informal call, to helping to deliver training in your setting, we can help with all aspects of developing flex.