The challenge of leading a rural school

21st November 2018

The Key for School Leaders has published its 2018 report, The challenges of leading a rural school. In its wide-ranging research it found that, despite accounting for 20% of all schools in England, there’s a [read more]

Why do schools use supply agencies?

17th October 2018

Recruitment and retention are areas we’ve covered time and again as the ‘teacher crisis’ continues to prove a central issue for schools. One solution that schools are using to bridge the gap is supply agencies [read more]

Flexible working; keeping teachers in the profession

12th October 2018

  With more than 80% of teachers considering leaving the profession due to workload pressure, according to a recent National Education Union (NEU) report, reducing stress and encouraging greater work-life balance is key. Caroline Cafferty, operations [read more]

Tackling the skills shortage in schools head on

10th October 2018

A school’s greatest resource is its staff; unfortunately, in the high-pressure – although rewarding – school environment it can be difficult to recruit and retain good teaching staff. Kevin Green, non-executive director at Affinity Workforce, [read more]

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