The Learning Renaissance

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

I often make a distinction between working in a company and being a teacher. In this case I don’t see a distinction… the principles of teacher retention revolve around these cultural values within the learning organisation and should not depend solely on the patronage of school leaders.

I know from my own career that I have been promoted and damned by the relationship I had with a Head. In one case, a Head that withdrew my responsibility point and told me he did not see any great purpose in writing me a good reference as I was doing a great job for him and relatively cheaply went on to give me a range of whole school project responsibilities!

The elements outlined here need to be addressed if we are to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis.

Read more in this LinkedIn post by Brigette Hyacinth: How you Treat your Employees determines your Future!

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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