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.
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
The original message hung on Bill Clinton’s Little Rock headquarters reminded workers of the three key campaign messages: Change or more of the same; the economy, stupid and don’t forget health care. At last government ministers are beginning to agree with Ros McMullen that there is a staffing crisis coming, change is needed rather than more of the same. Continue reading