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It’s a Teachers’ Job Market #ThursdayThunk

The month of May is by far and away the longest of the year; the whole month is an endless sea of recruitment and retention worry, disaster and euphoria that just goes on and on.  The first time I really noticed this was in 2001; ask any head teacher or secondary school timetable and they will confirm my assertion.
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Catch Me If You Can #TeacherCrisis #Budget

It’s that time of the year again when my mind focuses on next September and having enough teachers, of the right quality, in front of our pupils at the start of the academic year.  We appoint early, we seek to attract the brightest and the best and we’ve always over appointed. Continue reading

Right Person, Right Job, Right School

With decisions about the curriculum and timetables being made, for September, and budgets about to be sent to schools we are just about to enter the silly season for teacher appointments.  Over the next few months the frenzy will gradually increase until the madness of May leading up to the 31st May resignation date.  It’s sometimes said that the job of any leader is to get the right people on the bus all sat in the right seat.  This starts with the recruitment process.  Continue reading

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