Education Recruitment Articles

Education recruitment has been like the Wild West for too long. Here’s our take on the trends shaping the industry.

  • 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 [...]

  • Teacher Vacancies

What the coronavirus pandemic will mean for school recruitment this year

2020-08-27T14:25:15+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, School Jobs, School Vacancies, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Since March the education sector, like many others, has faced a once in a generation challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst schools have done a fantastic job in tackling the situation head on, we can anticipate that a new set of challenges, particularly around recruitment and workforce, will emerge when the school year [...]

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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 [...]

  • 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 Agencies and Finder’s Fees – A Textbook Case

Supply Teacher Agencies and Finder’s Fees – A Textbook Case

2020-02-20T12:00:14+00:00Education Recruitment, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

How a London Primary school now saves thousands on agency fees The Background Primary School in Inner London, 420 pupils Since October 2018, the school has engaged a KS2 teacher, Claire*, via a traditional supply agency. Claire was speculatively marketed to the school via an email. Coincidentally the school had a sudden need [...]

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The Retention Crisis – Nine things we learned at the Schools and Academies Show 2019

2019-05-16T15:40:18+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Jobs, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

The Retention Crisis is seldom spoken about, especially compared to its more prominent twin, The Recruitment Crisis. Nonetheless, the figures associated with Retention Crisis are deeply unsettling. Eager to understand the story behind these figures and the optimal response strategies, we were fortunate enough to attend an eclectic smattering of talks on the subject at the [...]

  • Teacher Recruitment Teacher Retention Education Jobs

The Government Recruitment and Retention Strategy for Teachers: Seven Key Observations

2019-05-16T15:40:19+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Jobs, Schools, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Introduction The DfE’s long-awaited ‘Recruitment and Retention Strategy’ was released today and, as you might expect, there is plenty to discuss and dissect. Broadly, we echo the enthusiasm of other pundits and industry leaders. The Recruitment and Retention Strategy (RRS) is bold, well-informed and could rewrite the fundamentals of how the teaching workforce is organised. [...]

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How to save a lot of money on long-term agency staff – and pay teachers more

2019-07-17T14:05:38+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Teaching and Education Jobs|

The Challenge Many schools use agency staff on a long-term basis. In fact, some agency staff can work in schools for years and still be 'on the agency's books'. This incurs a massive accumulation of cost that's crippling school budgets and hurting teachers – but it's been the price of having off-payroll staff for [...]