Helen Amass

Location, location, location

While it’s true that there is a teacher recruitment crisis, where you base your search – and the subject in which you specialise – can have a significant impact on your chances of landing a job, says Helen Amass

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The search for a new teaching post can be daunting. First there is the nerve-wracking interview, followed by the prospect of getting to grips with an unfamiliar school and building up your reputation with students from scratch. But as a job hunter, you now seemingly have one thing in your favour: the recruitment crisis. 

School leaders’ union the NAHT’s most recent survey into teacher recruitment found that schools struggled to fill vacancies across all roles in 2016. School leaders who took part in the survey reported that 79 per cent of posts were difficult to recruit for; 62 per cent ...

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