'Nothing matters more in education than attracting the best people into teaching and making sure that every minute in the class
room is spent with children benefiting from the best possible instruction.'
Michael Gove, to National College Conference, 17 June 2010
In a time of increased curriculum freedom and reducing budgets, appointing the best staff into your school is more vital than ever. The School Recruitment Handbook has been developed to provide practical advice and resources for all members of staff involved in the recruitment process. With practical examples and templates, The School Recruitment Handbook will help you recruit the best person for the job, the first time round.
The School Recruitment Handbook is a highly practical resource, relevant to all schools, which provides lots of job description templates for different roles. Each section is structured so that it covers all the key points in detail while also providing further references if additional information is sought.
This invaluable resource contains five sections designed to:
Embed recruitment best practice within your school
Prepare you for all outcomes of the recruitment process
Help you navigate confusing legislative theory and put it into practice
Provide you with a step-by-step guide to successful recruitment.
The School Recruitment Handbook will:
Save you time and money by recruiting the best person first time round
Save you time and confusion by providing an all-in-one guide to school recruitment
Save you money by showing you the cheapest and most effective ways to advertise for and recruit the right staff member
Provide professional development for all staff involved in recruitment
Provide you with practical resources to aid you in writing position descriptions and interview questions.
Summary of contents
This comprehensive resource will ensure your school meets current legislative requirements for recruitment standards. Full of useful examples and relevant templates, The School Recruitment Handbook can be used as an internal reference guide, resource for training staff, or a practical guide in how to recruit the best new staff.
Section 1: The Theory of Recruitment Practice
Section 1 of this book provides you with essential background knowledge about the history and current developments in school recruitment. This background information will help you to identify areas within your schools’ current recruitment practice that need improvement and then outline the steps that you should take to develop this practice.
Core sections of employment law that relate to recruitment are summarised in this section and presented alongside specific issues in data protection and record keeping, enabling you to put legislative theory into practice.
Section 2: Policy into Practice
In Section 2, the process of recruitment is broken down into concise practical steps. Starting with planning the recruitment process, this section will guide you how to write engaging and relevant job descriptions and position descriptions. You will also learn how to market and present your school to the best candidates, as well as how to short list applicants, interview applicants and offer a successful candidate the position. The School Recruitment Handbook also covers the practicalities of CRB tracking and how to successfully reject unsuccessful candidates.
Section 3: Recruiting for Specific Posts
This section looks at the recruitment process in detail and provides comprehensive advice on appointing staff to a range of posts. This section will look at the recruitment of classroom teachers, senior leaders as well as Head teachers and Principals and what tasks are best to assess relevant skills and attributes.
Section 4: Templates
Section 4 includes a selection of adaptable documents and templates designed to save the staff in your school time. Templates include:
Selection day tasks
Formal Interview questions
Student panel questions
Letters to candidates; and
Section Five: References and Further Reading
This section includes links and references to further information and resources, as well as a CD-ROM