Whilst the bad news continues on the teacher recruitment difficulties across the UK, we challenge schools to consider the importance of teacher retention. From a cost perspective, the investment organisations are making on advertising vacant posts could (and should) be reassigned to creative retention programmes and packages for teachers.
However, before a school embarks on a plan involving financial packages, the priority must be to undertake basic research and find out at source how to retain quality staff. The findings from our research have shown surprising results with simple and effective strategies that supports a school in more ways than one. Our advice is to use resources effectively and efficiently and shake up current modus operandi – you may be rewarded in more ways than anticipated.