Schools across the UK have been facing a severe short term staffing shortage this winter. So much so that the DfE even launched a brief campaign to encourage former teachers back into the classroom, on a supply basis, to support continued in-person provision. But it hasn’t been enough to ensure continuity of provision across [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Labour Party call for an alternative to education recruitment agencies. Teacher Booker is that alternative.
"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" [...]
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, [...]