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Recruitment tips

Treat student teachers professionally. The head of a big school can be a distant figure, but time spent with them, treating them as colleagues about to embark on a shared endeavour, is worthwhile. It might just make the difference if one of them is thinking of giving up, and it may result in one making a mental note to apply for a job with you. They'll also take the message back to others.

Don't forget recruitment and retention allowances: five bonuses from pound;942 up to pound;5,085. You can use them as lump sums or monthly salary payments for staff you are particularly anxious to keep. Or you can pay them as golden handcuffs: withholding cash for up to three years and paying it as a lump sum at the end.

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