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Education Recruitment Articles

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

  • Paul Mundy Castle

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

2021-11-05T16:52:41+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

Paid to Scale – What’s behind the numbers?

2021-10-28T15:18:00+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 long term supply teacher pay rates to help you work out if your agencies are on the up and up.  The agencies are coming… With the October resignation deadline on the horizon schools will soon be [...]

  • 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 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 [...]

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Teacher Booker to Support Supply Teacher Management across Scotland

2021-07-14T10:25:16+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Strategy, Teachers|

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as a framework supplier by Scotland Excel to provide high quality supply teacher booking solutions for their member councils. The agreement, which will see us, along with four other providers, support members, councils and other bodies across Scotland to fill their required supply [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Teacher Vacancies

What the coronavirus pandemic will mean for school recruitment this year

2021-06-04T12:16:34+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

2021-07-14T10:29:57+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 [...]