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Primary Heads?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by TheoGriff, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    So, what's the job market in your area?
    What sort of numbers of applicants are you getting for primary posts?
    And are you reducing or increasing your staffing levels?
    I'm trying to gather info from as many sources as possible. You can PM me if you'd rather not go public here.
    I know this is not scientific, just getting info from as many people as I can to get some idea of the overall picture.
    Thanks.
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  2. I'm in the North East.
    We've had to advertise a TLR post twice and only got 5 applicants the 2nd time (only 1 the first time). We didn't appoint.
    When we advertised mainscale post we were inundated - mainly NQTs
    We get a lot of Pupil Premium so are increasing staffing levels
     
  3. TLR post advertised currently, a couple of enquiries so far. If we get double figures for any post we are delighted. Lots of vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire at the moment but on local site.
     
  4. North east.
    Teachers staying put.
    No risk taking.
    Many head adverts being readvertised due too poor initial response.
    Class teachers feel overworked and over scrutinised so do not seek extra responsibility. Where will they find the time?
    All nervous about changes coming from above so seek security of what they know.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Thanks.
    Your stories are very similar to others that I am hearing, with the exception of Cambridgeshire with few applicants.
    But perhaps it is a more extreme version of the "fewer applicants in rural areas" that we see in the South East.
    Thank you again for your time.
    Best wishes.
    __________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     

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