Schools face crisis in teacher numbers
Secondary schools are facing a “crisis” in recruiting teachers to fill vacant posts this September, a recruitment agency says.
Three R’s Teacher Recruitment has noted a 13% rise in demand for supply teachers in recent months, but has not had any increase in candidates.
Company consultant Nicki Curry said: “We have seen a surge in requests for flexible supply teachers and cover supervisors from secondary schools across the county.
“Schools in Kent are facing a recruitment crisis and urgently need more supply teachers to fill vacancies before the next academic year.
“Supply teachers play a crucial role in many schools, covering for teachers who are ill, absent or on training courses.”
The company is hosting open days for would-be supply teachers to find out what vacancies are available.
The Ashford event will be held at the Highpoint Business Village at Henwood tomorrow (Friday, August 11) from 10am to 1pm
There will also be an open day at the Riverside Business Centre at River Lawn Road in Tonbridge on Friday, August 18, from 10am to 1pm.
For more information visit www.3rs-ltd.co.uk.