An ongoing rise in demand for temporary staff, coupled with a reliance on agencies means schools are faced with increasing recruitment costs. But help is at hand in the form of new digital disruptors entering in the market, says TempRocket’s Andrew Johnston…
Clare Othman, Operations Director, Supply Desk, specialists in matching school staffing needs with the best available teachers and teaching assistants - permanent, long-term and supply - gives her top tips on how to choose the right agency to meet your recruitment needs and help raise standards in your school...
So you’ve decided to become a supply teacher, and now you’re faced with the task of choosing a supply agency. There are hundreds of agencies out there, so how do you choose the one that will work best for you?
Pupils are being offered the chance to take part in a nationwide programme to demonstrate the breadth of jobs available in the energy industry.
National education charity Future First – which works to break down barriers caused by social mobility issues – has partnered with Greenergy, the UK’s leading road fuel supplier and Europe’s largest manufacturer of biofuel from waste, to inform state school students about the skills necessary to succeed in the energy and fuel industry.
NEW SURVEY SHOWS SCHOOLS ARE BECOMING MORE FLEXIBLE IN ORDER TO FILL VACANCIES, BUT AT THE EXPENSE OF TEACHER QUALITY
• Two thirds of teachers say lengthy job application process has prevented them from applying for new positions
• Roughly a third (34%) of teachers tend to apply for just one position because of the effort involved
• Nine in 10 teachers want a simple, universal application process that is valid across all schools rather than specific to each
A new school careers scheme is addressing teachers’ lack of understanding about the digital industries and the shortage of up-to-date information on how school leavers can get digital jobs.
Digital Advantage was set up in response to feedback from creative and digital employers who think the national curriculum and classroom careers advice is failing to equip school leavers with the skills and experience needed to fill thousands of digital jobs.
Education has proven its mettle as one of the top most recession-proof careers in the UK over the past decade, according to an analysis of ONS and professional industry data carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Education.