Increased demand for supply teachers

19th May 2000 at 01:00
The teacher supply market has grown by 30 per cent in 12 months - with private agencies taking the lion's share, according to a report on private sector involvement in education.

Supply and recruitment agencies had a turnover of pound;210 million last year, more than two-thirds of the pound;300m market, market analysts Capital Strategies said in its report Th Business of Education. The rest was held by local authorities and schools.

Seven firms increasingly dominated, led by Capita LHR, with a turnover of pound;39m. But the report warns that the supply market has limits, and recommends a move into permanent recruitment.

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