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About Chetan Sood

Che is Head of Operations at Teacher Booker.
  • Parent and child homeschooling

Homeschooling: how to ensure maximum engagement for your child

2021-01-22T11:49:18+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

2020-08-27T14:24:54+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 [...]

  • Supply Teacher - Local Authority Supply Pools

Now is the Time to Return to Local Supply Teacher Pools

2020-06-01T11:07:31+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Furlough Supply Teachers, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers|

This is how Local Authorities, Multi Academy Trusts and other school groups in England are running cost-effective and ethical supply pools, today. Over the last twenty years, the supply teaching sector has become a fragmented wild west where it’s all too common for schools to be fleeced and supply teachers exploited. It’s time [...]

  • For Schools - Supporting Supply Teachers During Coronavirus

For Schools: Supporting Supply Teachers During Coronavirus

2020-04-29T20:18:50+00:00Coronavirus, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Supply Teachers Furlough, Teachers|

You may have heard that thousands of supply teachers across the country have been struggling to receive financial support during the coronavirus pandemic. Many agencies and the umbrella companies which agency teachers work through have either not yet furloughed their teachers or have only been able to offer them furlough at 80% of the [...]

  • Supply Teacher Furlough Pay During Coronavirus

Supply Teacher Furlough Pay During Coronavirus

2020-04-29T19:26:13+00:00Coronavirus, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Supply Teachers Furlough, Teachers|

Many supply teachers have been ‘left in limbo’ amid uncertainty of eligibility for furlough payments. The reason for this is that there are several employment and payment mechanisms which are used across the sector, and Government guidance has not yet explicitly addressed furlough eligibility for every scenario. Below we break down how these mechanisms [...]

  • Supply Teacher Agency Umbrella Pay

How to improve your supply teaching pay by 25% at no extra cost to the schools you regularly work in

2020-02-25T17:53:41+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

We’re currently helping supply teachers to earn up to 25% more than via a typical agency/umbrella company arrangement at no extra cost to their regular school(s). We have found that Employer’s NI contributions, admin fees and other deductions are routinely being taken from supply teachers’ agreed rate of pay. Those teachers thought they had [...]

  • Pupils Running In Playground

Why is a school recruitment company trying to help schools spend less on recruitment?

2020-06-01T11:08:33+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs, WasteNotWantMore|

Every year, over £0.5bn is spent on recruitment agency fees in public sector schools alone. That’s a staggering £30,000 per school! Whether it’s agency fees for temporary staff or permanent staff (including temporary to permanent fees), online job advertising or other indirect recruitment costs like admin and consultancy fees, this much-needed money is being diverted [...]

  • Supply Teacher Pay Umbrella

Agency Supply Teacher Pay: Deciphering the Deductions

2020-02-20T12:00:09+00:00Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Our recent exposé on agency fees charged to schools generated much heated debate from schools, agencies and teachers. Now it's the teachers' turn. Here we’ll shine a light on the other side of the coin -- agency supply teacher pay, and the often indecipherable fees, deductions and accruals that appear each week on the payslips of agency [...]