The best school leaders are found on holiday!

Are you putting off recruiting for January leadership vacancies until you get back in September? With the summer holidays fast approaching, actually now is a good time to prepare ahead for January Recruitment requirements. By starting early not only will you benefit from finding the best candidates, you will also avoid the after-holiday rush which […]

Courting your leadership candidates

So you have a Senior Leadership vacancy and now you’re wondering how you are going to fill it in these times where the statistics tell us that this will become an increasingly difficult challenge: There are currently c.25,000 schools – and growing. There is a recruitment and retention issue in all UK schools to some […]

Are you struggling to recruit teachers?

We are hearing from our colleagues in schools about their continuous struggle with recruiting teachers, across a range of subjects and phases. One solution that you now need to consider seriously is training your own teachers. Whilst there is a level of commitment required from your school – largely of staff time – the overall […]

Support for Free Schools

The newly elected government has just launched the next wave of Free School applications. Educate has significant experience both with bid writing for new school proposer groups and project management services to commission new schools. In the last few years we have helped governing boards to free schools and university technical colleges in England and operators […]

Changing initial teacher training: our starter for 10…

The latest figures published by UCAS for initial teacher training show the number of applicants down 22%, almost 10,000, compared with the same time last year. Something needs to change to prevent this crisis from worsening. Here is our 10 point plan: Make initial teacher training more financially viable for trainees.  Unless trainees are able […]