Recruitment: Chemistry, character and trust

7 March 2018

Educating Greater Manchester’s Drew Povey explains to Liam Donnison how chemistry, character and trust plays a part in the recruitment and retention of teachers

Planning ahead for recruitment

28 February 2018

How can you make your recruitment processes more efficient? Rebecca Oram shares some long-term, low-cost strategies for success

Leadership & staff retention: A no-blame culture (part 4)

24 January 2018

Our five-part series on the links between leadership approaches and staff retention and recruitment continues. In part four, Matt Bromley considers how a no-blame culture is essential to success and what this looks like in practice

Leadership and staff retention: Organisational structures (part 2)

10 January 2018

Our five-part series on the links between leadership approaches and staff retention and recruitment continues. In part two, Matt Bromley considers the most common organisational structures and how they link to staff satisfaction, motivation and retention

Supply teaching: Going back full-time

10 January 2018

As part of SecEd’s series on supply teaching, school leader Ben Solly offers practical advice for supply teachers thinking about returning to the chalkface as a full-time teacher

Leadership and staff retention: Surgeons vs architects (part 1)

3 January 2018

In a new five-part series, Matt Bromley looks at the links between school leadership and the retention and recruitment of school staff. In part one, he considers research into the different types of leadership approach – and the implications of these for school staff

Case study: Recruitment, retention and CPD

29 November 2017

One of the secrets to the successful recruitment and retention of teaching staff at Neale-Wade Academy is the importance placed on CPD. Jason Wing explains

A solution to the teacher shortage in mathematics

9 November 2016

With the shortage in maths teachers starting to bite, one academy trust has come up with its own innovative solution to ensuring a steady supply of maths specialists. Tarun Kapur explains

Retention: How to keep hold of your teachers

2 November 2016

New research into retention has uncovered some of the reasons why teachers quit the profession as well as those vital ‘protective factors’ that can help a school to retain, engage and motivate their teachers. Researcher Sarah Lynch takes a look

Recruitment and retention advice

25 May 2016

As new survey findings highlight the challenge of teacher mobility between schools, Alex Collinson offers three steps that school leaders can take to retain their teachers and recruit effectively

Improving diversity among leaders

7 May 2015

A government scheme is helping BME teachers into school leadership roles – where they are currently sorely under-represented. David Hermitt explains

The links between CPD and ITT

5 February 2015

The recommendations of the government-commissioned review of initial teacher training could also apply to schools’ CPD strategies. Bridget Clay explains.

How can you find the perfect school?

15 May 2014

It is the time of year when many trainee teachers across the country are searching for that elusive teaching post for September. Margaret Adams offers some advice on how to choose your first school.

Fair recruitment processes

1 May 2014

Can schools discriminate when recruiting teaching staff? Legal expert Kerren Daly offers her advice.

Are your recruitment processes up to scratch?

6 February 2014

Recruitment season is upon us and it is vital that your processes are robust, exacting and clear. School leader Ben Solly highlights the dos and don’ts of a successful recruitment process.

Advice for recruiting teachers from abroad

5 December 2013

While teachers trained overseas can contribute a great deal to your school team, the process of recruiting them can seem daunting. Lynne Hannigan offers her advice.

Life as a Teaching School

4 July 2013

All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham is a cohort 2 Teaching School. Nigel Gardener discusses how the status has changed school life and explains some of the projects they are now working on

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