• It's time to end exploitative supply agency fees

    The fees charged by agencies that provide schools with supply teachers are becoming untenable. Stephen Tierney has some simple, practical advice which could save heads a packet Squeezed budgets combined with a tight labour market means that teacher supply agencies are having a field day at schools’ expense right now. The ethical problem here is

    5.00 May. 5th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Heads launch legal tool to beat supply agency fees

    Schools are being encouraged to team up and use a special legal mechanism to avoid “exorbitant” supply teacher agency costs. The Headteachers’ Roundtable think-tank has published a legal template that schools can use to get supply agencies to waive costly “transfer fees”, which are charged when they hire ex-supply teachers. Results of a headteachers’ survey

    15.00 Apr. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Headteachers Roundtable Summit 2018: Be bold, stay ethical and keep learning at the heart of solutions

    Insufficient funding, excessive accountability, poor teacher retention and limited school autonomy were the core issues which 200 heads tackled last Friday at the second Headteachers Roundtable. The 2018 summit kicked off with opening remarks by the chair, Stephen Tierney, followed by Schools Week’s very own Laura McInerney, who grilled Robert Halfon on his recent work

    7.00 Mar. 4th, 2018 | News