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Creative recruitment ...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by MathsMaria, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. MathsMaria

    MathsMaria New commenter

    Hi all,

    I hope I am posting in the right forum (let me know if not!). Has anyone any advice on alternative or creative ways to recuit? I am a HOD and have a position in my department for September. The Head has advertised on TES and contacted agencys and we have completed several rounds of interviews but been unable to appoint. The Head is now keen to appoint in the next round to ensure we are fully staffed but I only want to appoint if we find someone suitable ... this is what the students deserve! Does anyone have any creative recruitment ideas?

    Also we have been lenghty discussions on if we should use an Outstanding non specialist to teach KS3 (core subject - apparently the Head has seen a couple of very impressive Science teachers who are willing to teach KS3 if the timetable allows ) or hold out for a good specialist? I am on the fence about what would be best!

    Thanks :)

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    You might try better on Headteachers or Heads of Department forums.

    Best wishes

  3. davidmu

    davidmu Occasional commenter

    "several rounds of interviews". Does that mean 3 or more of 4 interviewees each time? "Outstanding" is no sure way to recruit as nobody will be that all the time whatever the criterion applied. Why do you not appoint on a temporary basis, eg 12 months initially, and see what you get? I am certain my experience would interest you but I am not available!

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