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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.

  • Supply Teaching Agencies Education Recruitment

Labour Party call for an alternative to education recruitment agencies. Teacher Booker is that alternative.

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

"At a time when our schools have to ask parents to give extra money for books and classroom essentials, it’s crazy we’re spending half a billion pounds a year just on agency fees. That money should be spent on teachers and the badly needed resources our children need to get a world class education"  [...]

  • Education Recruitment Education Retention Teacher Mental Health

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

2021-07-15T11:22:13+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Teacher Stress, Teaching and Education Jobs, Wellbeing|

With stress levels thoroughly tested throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and 35% of teachers recently reporting they would “definitely” not be in education by 2026, schools need to prioritise maximising teachers’ wellbeing now more than ever. We look at what school leaders can do to turn the tide on this challenging outlook. Back in 1930, economist [...]

  • 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 Management – The Real Reason for Teacher Stress

2021-07-15T12:06:04+00:00Behaviour Management, CPD, Education Recruitment, NQTs, School Jobs, Schools, Teacher Stress, Teaching and Education Jobs|

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

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 [...]

Teacher Toolkit, We Stand With You.

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers|

Over the weekend I was delighted to spy this brave blog post on Teacher Toolkit, the UK’s most followed education blog. Titled ‘Why Supply Agencies are the new ‘Del Boys’’, it is as forthright as it is faithful to the facts in summarising the current state of play in how agencies and schools interact. Numerous issues in this dynamic [...]

MATs Summit 2017 – Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Teaching|

Teacher Booker were pleased to attend the recent 2017 MATs Summit, and delighted at the overwhelmingly positive response to our vision and approach to changing the landscape of educational recruitment. Marooned by a placid lake in the Cotswolds, the 200 strong delegation featured MAT CEOs, business managers and head teachers alongside industry experts from [...]

EdTech – Probing beyond the Portmanteau

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers|

  Technology is a divisive subject among teachers. Some are ardent acolytes, fully persuaded of its ability to change the educational landscape, introducing students to new experiences and dissolving the orthodox approach to schooling that remains dominant in Anglo-American schools. Others are deeply sceptical, sensing a fad in full flow – tech will never [...]

How can we change the status quo together?

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers|

The education recruitment crisis has been on everyone’s mind for some time. Blame for it is loudly thrown around in all directions with the unions and the government blaming agencies, schools blaming the government and agencies, and agencies and the government blaming schools. All this noise is unhelpful if we’re really looking for solutions. Pressure on school funding is applied from the top down. The [...]