• Education Recruitment Education Retention Teacher Mental Health

5 Ways Schools can Improve Staff Recruitment and Retention through making Teachers’ Wellbeing a Priority

2019-05-16T15:40:20+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Teacher Stress, Teaching and Education Jobs, Wellbeing|

Introduction With high stress levels fuelling the recruitment and retention crisis, schools need to prioritise maximising teachers' wellbeing. Five tips presented here, with input from educational consultant and wellbeing advocate Therese Hoyle, encourage schools to empower their staff, celebrate their achievements (no matter how small) and dissolve the barriers to open discussions about mental health [...]

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The Slow Death of School Funding: 2 Ways to Survive Through Innovating Your Recruitment Strategies

2019-06-13T15:17:29+00:00Behaviour Management, School Funding, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Introduction Outrage at public sector cuts is now so routine, that it’s hard to feel any authentic anger towards the government. But ire, in this instance, is appropriate. With school funding set to remain flat for the next two years despite inflation, schools are fated to have to make their own cuts – most worryingly, [...]

When in Brum: How ResearchED is Changing Teaching

2018-04-16T16:09:05+00:00CPD, Educational Research, Schools|

Let me start with a confession: for the past few years, I’ve felt like something of a fraud. In spite of my open endorsement of teachers becoming better informed about educational research, I’d never attended a ResearchED event. Sandbagged with shame I decided enough was enough and made the pilgrimage up north to Birmingham for [...]

  • Teacher Stress Teacher Mental Health Teacher Retention Teacher Recruitment

An Educator for All Seasons: Are we expecting too much from our teachers?

2019-05-16T15:40:20+00:00CPD, Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Teacher Stress, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Part way through writing this week's chapter of our anthology on teacher stress, I came across a  post on the Derby University blog that expressed all I had in mind - except with more insight and erudition than I can quite manage. So with their permission, we have a guest post from Dr Sarah Charles and [...]

Breaking the Silence on Behaviour – The Real Reason for Teacher Stress

2019-05-16T15:40:20+00:00Behaviour Management, CPD, Education Recruitment, NQTs, School Jobs, Schools, Teacher Stress, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Every time stress in teaching comes up in the press, the same claims about causes are fired off: Workload – rigorous marking policies, the relentless need to document all decisions, differentiate for all learners in planning as well as endless data entry Correspondingly long working hours, much of which is unpaid Greatly increased top-down pressure [...]

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone – Retaining teachers as a solution to the Recruitment Crisis

2019-05-16T15:40:20+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Schools, Senior Leadership, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

With both pupil numbers and demand for teachers set to rise in the near future, it will become increasingly important for school leaders not just to recruit, but to retain good staff. New models for better retention are required. The number of teachers joining the profession has roughly counterbalanced the number leaving it in recent [...]

Behaviour Expert Tom Bennett’s Top Tips for Supply Teachers

2019-05-16T15:40:21+00:00Behaviour Management, Cover Supervisor, NQTs, School Jobs, Supply Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick to death of people outside the profession telling teachers how to teach. If everyone’s an expert, then the craft is debased into non-existence. That’s why it's always exciting when someone who know education from the top and bottom offers their guidance. Teacher Booker were honoured to be [...]

Should Schools Ban End Of Term Videos?

2018-04-16T16:38:57+00:00Schools, Teachers, Teaching|

Teachers always know when its close to Christmas. Even if they’ve somehow managed to avoid being carpet-bombed with seasonal adverts, they can sense the change in air pressure around school. The machine is slowly grinding to a halt, ready to power down for the holidays. In such a climate of school plays, Christmas jumper [...]