According to a recently published article, an increasing number of schools are unsuccessfully spending thousands of pounds on advertising amid the worst teacher recruitment crisis in memory.
Maths, Science and English are usually the worst affected, with 50% of SLT’s reporting vacancies in those core subjects, and 86% reporting difficulties in recruiting for them.
As a result of almost 50,000 teachers quitting the state sector last year, head teachers have been prompted to look as far afield as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and also Jamaica for new teaching staff.
To minimise the risk of losing out to good candidates, many schools are now inviting applicants for interview immediately, rather than making them wait for formal interview days.
A DfE spokesman stated: “The quality of teachers in England’s schools is at an all-time high and we want to keep that trend rising so every child is given the best education possible.”
For many years, Servoca Education has known the positive impact that well-trained, overseas teachers can have in UK schools, and as a result, we have been at the fore-front of international teacher recruitment for over a decade.
We regularly organise overseas recruitment drives to Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which provides head teachers with the ability to meet with, and ultimately recruit, overseas trained teachers based on a face to face interview, rather than using telephone, or video-conference facilities.
To find out more about how a Servoca Education Drive could help your school, and to get information about planned future recruitment events, contact your Servoca consultant.