About Chetan Sood

Che is Head of Operations at Teacher Booker.
  • Teacher in a School

Reforming the Treatment and Engagement of Temporary Workers in Schools

2022-02-22T11:40:20+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, Schools, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment|

Schools across the UK have been facing a severe short term staffing shortage this winter. So much so that the DfE even launched a brief campaign to encourage former teachers back into the classroom, on a supply basis, to support continued in-person provision. But it hasn’t been enough to ensure continuity of provision across [...]

  • Paul Mundy Castle

The Biggest Challenge in Recruiting Staff as a Secondary School Head Teacher

2022-03-22T10:25:27+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Schools, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching and Education Jobs|

In this insightful guest blog, inspirational Head Teacher and Educational Consultant Paul Mundy-Castle shares his views on how to create a welcoming and supportive environment for new recruits in your school. The most important component of any school, I believe, is the staff body -- especially the teachers, who play such a pivotal role [...]

  • Supply teacher pay

Supply Teacher Pay Breakdown – Are You Being Paid to Scale?

2021-10-21T15:27:20+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Funding, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

As part of a series on teacher pay and agency supply rates, Ollie Parsons lifts the veil on supply teacher pay rates to help you calculate if you’re getting a fair deal. Teachers! Know your rates! With the October resignation deadline on the horizon schools will soon be employing new staff for November/January starts [...]

  • Technology based supply services

Technology Based Supply Services – How the Education Sector can Adapt and Change

2021-07-16T14:11:12+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

Ollie Parsons, a former education recruitment professional now helping teachers and schools connect on Teacher Booker, explores how schools are changing their recruitment solutions as a result of the lockdown. The last 18 months have seen schools face unprecedented challenges. SLT have had to move rapidly to change the way in which education is [...]

  • Teaching in lockdown

Teaching in Lockdown – 10 Things You Never Expected to Hear, Say or Do as a Teacher!

2021-07-16T14:13:01+00:00Behaviour Management, Coronavirus, Supply Teachers, Teacher Stress, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

Georgina Bromilow, a former classroom and supply teacher who now helps schools and teachers connect at Teacher Booker, explores the often humorous twists and turns of remote learning. We really don’t know how you’ve done it, but here you are, “finally at the finish line” as one of our teachers put it. Remote learning, [...]

  • Teaching Assistant helping child

Demonstrating Social Value by Ensuring School Support Staff are Paid the Living Wage

2021-07-16T13:09:48+00:00Education Recruitment, Furlough Supply Teachers, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers|

Building on our campaign to access fair pay for all supply teachers and school support staff we are today delighted to announce our accreditation as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage campaign has a basic fairness at its heart: all workers should be paid enough to live [...]

  • Parent and child homeschooling

Homeschooling: how to ensure maximum engagement for your child

2021-07-14T10:29:39+00:00Behaviour Management, Coronavirus, Homeschooling, Safeguarding, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching and Education Jobs, Wellbeing|

We know how challenging homeschooling can be. That's why we are providing parents with access to our community of qualified teachers for homeschooling support, ensuring children continue to be motivated by, and engaged with, their studies. After speaking with hundreds of parents over the last few weeks we realise even more now how [...]

  • School leaders must find their strategic direction amidst uncertainty

How to lead your school through uncertainty this school year

2021-07-14T10:29:47+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, School Vacancies, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers, Wellbeing|

The coming school year is shaping up to be one of the most unusual in living memory. As yet there is little guarantee that the usual form and structure of the school year will be in place -- prudent school leaders will now be preparing for the unexpected, and ensuring plans are in place [...]

  • Strategic leadership means seeing change as opportunity

Strategic Leadership for Schools: Maintaining Safe Staffing Levels through Workforce Management and Talent Planning

2020-08-27T14:25:02+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, School Jobs, School Vacancies, Schools, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

School leaders have spent enormous time and energy over the last 6 months ensuring robust plans are in place to support the wider opening of schools in September. As we look towards the coming term, it’s clear that maintaining appropriate staffing levels will be critical to both pupil and staff safety and ongoing provision [...]