Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Teacher Recruitment Support

We have recently awarded a contract to Resourcing Solutions to provide recruitment support to Doncaster schools, both in terms of helping schools improve their own systems, but also direct support recruiting hard to fill vacancies.  They are currently delivery a very similar programme in the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area to great effect so we’re really excited to be working with them.

More details of the offer into Doncaster schools and some impressive data on the impact they have had in North Yorkshire is available here.resourcing-solutions-introduction-9-5Download

We will be targeting secondary schools and those primary schools with the most significant recruitment challenges in the first instance.

For more information and to begin taking advantage of this support please contact:

Heather Christmas – Senior HR Advisor Resourcing Solutions on 01609 53 6933 / heather.christmas@northyorks.gov.uk  or

Glen Hunt – Recruitment Professional on 01609 53 3116 / glen.hunt@northyorks.gov.uk

Future Teaching Scholars Programme

To note: this is not fully-funded but would cost schools the same amount as to employ a non-future teaching scholar member of teaching staff.

The Future Teaching Scholars is a new and unique approach to teacher training. It encourages exceptional maths and physics students to go into teaching the subjects they love. Scholars continue in-depth study of their subjects via an undergraduate degree whilst also learning about teaching through training sessions, online modules and undertaking practical in-school experiences.

They are currently looking for schools that have appropriate vacancies for scholars to complete their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in 2019. If you think that your learners deserve to be taught by passionate subject specialists who have three years’ experience and are committed to effective teaching then please get in touch with Mr John Coats, Director of Hallam Teaching School Alliance jcoats@notredamehigh.co.uk

South Yorkshire Futures

The social mobility partnership South Yorkshire Futures has been funded by the Doncaster Opportunity Area to undertake research into teacher recruitment and retention.
If you or your school would be interested in feeding into this work please contact Susan O’Brien – Susan.O’Brien@shu.ac.uk

School Experience Programme

We have funded Hallam TSA to deliver a range of teaching experience placements into Doncaster schools, this will help promote Doncaster schools as attractive places to work, to pupils, teaching assistants looking to become teacher, career changers and current trainee teachers. This will be available to schools at no cost, in some cases with funding attached to free up teachers to support experience recipients.

They are currently offering to bring groups of trainee teachers to your school so you can promote your school to them.

For more information contact AGittner@hallamtsa.org.uk

If you would like to host a visit from prospective candidates please complete the School vacancy form here.