Keziah Featherstone

Recruitment crisis? No problem

There may be a recruitment crisis, but heads who have fostered a supportive culture are finding that teachers are banging on their doors, explains Keziah Featherstone

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I am hugging a very large plank of wood as I say this: my school does not have a recruitment and retention problem. That is not to say that attracting high-calibre candidates to shortage subjects is easy, but I’m simply not facing the horrendous situation many heads are currently experiencing.

When asked why, I’m often not sure what to say. My school is in Bristol, which is not a cheap place to live. The traffic is horrendous. The specific area the school serves suffers multiple indices of deprivation and has one of the lowest take-ups of higher education in Europe. If you check us out on the ...

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