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  • Case study: how to offer flexible working to attract outstanding staff and boost retention An innovative timetable enables Manchester Communication Academy to offer flexi days, staggered start times and part-time working – contributing to a 90% staff retention rate. Read on for ideas about how to implement flexible working in your trust.
  • Coronavirus: returning to school after a death The death of a headteacher, teacher or staff member will be felt deeply by the entire school and trust community. It can be difficult for pupils and staff to adjust to someone new filling the role of the deceased – here are some tips to help you and others in your schools to get through this difficult transition.
  • How to monitor and support the wellbeing of your headteachers Be clear on how you can monitor your headteachers' wellbeing and make sure they feel supported – both during coronavirus and beyond.
  • Inducting your new staff: checklist Use our induction checklist to manage new staff induction across your trust. Implement our tips to help you make sure your new staff feel supported and can hit the ground running.
  • Model agreement for working with trade unions There's a model agreement for trade union recognition and negotiations, and a model constitution for a joint consultative and negotiation committee (JCNC). Use these to save time and help meet your responsibilities for working with unions.
  • Moving staff between schools in a MAT Many multi-academy trusts (MATs) get staff to work across schools, or move between schools. Read on for advice on how to manage this - whether it's moving around on a day-to-day basis or moving someone to a new role in another school.