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Hertfordshire Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair 2017

Hertfordshire Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair 2017

Hertfordshire Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair 2017

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Following the success of the award winning Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair in 2016, the Board of Herts for Learning has committed to proactively help fund and support Hertfordshire schools once again, by running a third teacher recruitment fair on Saturday 4th March 2017

Many schools across Hertfordshire continue to struggle to recruit sufficiently high-quality teaching staff and leaders.  The problem faces all phases and all areas of the county and is the single biggest cross-cutting issue of concern for schools.

A steering committee of headteachers and HfL staff has continued to work together over the past year to develop a number of strands of work to address this, including encouraging young people to join the profession, developing upskilling programmes, promoting teacher recruitment into Hertfordshire and our most well used resource the, Teach in Herts service and website.

As part of this continued work, a third Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair is being organised, and all Hertfordshire schools are invited and to attend and exhibit free of charge.

The recruitment fair provides schools with the opportunity to:

  • advertise their current and potential vacancies and talk directly to candidates
  • promote their school and develop a long term pool of potential candidates
  • offer work experience/visits or other activity
  • help secure future pipeline of candidates for the profession in Hertfordshire through face to face engagement

The event is restricted to Hertfordshire schools only and no third party agencies will be permitted to attend.

In addition to school exhibitions, a range of workshops will be running throughout the day for attendees, each focussed on a different target audience, such as NQT support, applying for a first teaching job, returning to teaching, overseas qualified teachers, teaching assistants and those thinking of a career change to teaching.  In addition the National College of Teaching and Leadership will be running workshops throughout the day providing an overview of the various routes into teaching. Workshops will be staggered with the aim of improving the flow of attendees for schools throughout the day. 

The recruitment fair will once again be supported by a national advertising campaign, which will include press, social media, online and radio advertising.  Adverts will promote the recruitment fair and encourage potential attendees to pre-register their attendance on teachinherts.com so please ensure that all school profiles are up to date on the website and that all vacancies are currently being advertised on the site.

To book a stand at the event for a school/cluster of schools, please email teachinherts@hertsforlearning.co.uk.  Space is limited and stands will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Closing date for booking stands is Monday 13th February 2017.

The recruitment fair will be open between 10.00am and 3.30pm and attending schools should have staff available on their stand for the whole day. Many attendees that arrived mid-afternoon last year were disappointed to find many schools had left prior to the end of the event.

Marketing materials to promote the recruitment fair through governor, staff and parent networks will be sent out to schools over the coming weeks.

For further information email teachinherts@hertsforlearning.co.uk

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