Reading Time: 3 minutesTeachers salaries have been a bone of contention for a long time. With the minimum annual salary sitting around the £22,500 mark, but weekly working hours often as high as 60, it would be fair to say that (in general) teachers are under paid for their work. Most teachers do the job for the love […]


Reading Time: 3 minutesWith the recent Gallup Survey revealing that a mere 15% of employees are engaged in the workplace and with lack of  teacher engagement leading to 2.3 million missed workdays, it is clear that there are issues which must be addressed. However, is engagement really all down to the employer or can employees take steps to […]

Are you overlooking some of the most effective talent acquisition strategies?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWith teacher recruitment down by a third on last year, it is time for recruiters within the education sector to take serious action to ensure they are filling key teaching roles. The education sector is in crisis and the problems only look likely to increase.  This means that strong acquisition strategies are more important that […]

Education in 2018: the Department for Education strategy

Reading Time: 4 minutesEducation in 2018 looks set to be turbulent. The Department of Education has steered its way through an uncertain political environment and arrived at a new social mobility strategy. However, with Justine Greening leaving the building that is now under threat. Hopefully, her legacy will be creating a clear set of ambitions for her successor […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesI don’t say this very often but in some ways schools can learn from business- particularly in the area of diversity and its powerful impact on recruitment at retention. Most of the business world has clocked on to the fact that creating workplaces that celebrate diversity is key to success- education could learn from their […]

Podcast #2: In the Staffroom with Reach Academy

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the second “In the Staffroom” podcast, we sit down with Hannah Whittenham who is the Operations Director of Reach Academy, a publicly funded, independently governed outstanding all-through school started by a team of Teach First Ambassadors. Hannah sits on the SLT and oversees all the non-teaching functions of the school. Hannah tells us about the […]


Reading Time: 2 minutesWith a national UK teacher shortage, it would be fair to say that teachers really have their pick when it comes to the educational establishment they choose to work. However, as a skilled teacher, it is important that you choose wisely and find the right role and school for you. A survey by the National […]


Reading Time: 3 minutesYou’ve landed your dream role. It’s the school you wanted to teach in, you have the freedom you desire and the culture suits you – but how do you ensure you make the right impression? Starting a new job is a two way street and it is important to stand out from the offset (for […]