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RECRUITING FOR THE
UK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL SECTOR

Connaught Education has been recruiting for the UK independent school sector since 2004. We have worked with hundreds of schools across the country in that time and made thousands of successful appointments. We recruit for a wide range of positions; teaching is naturally the most popular appointment we make, but we also actively recruit management and leadership, support staff for the classroom and increasingly school office positions ranging from HR to marketing to PAs. We mainly place candidates into permanent/long term roles, but do also provide short term cover. We have worked with independent schools from all of the major associations including HMC, IAPS, ISA, SoH and GSA.

We understand the very high standards expected of independent schools in this country and appreciate the expectations of parents. The key to your school’s success is first rate staff who are not just well-qualified, committed and dynamic but who are also the right personal and cultural fit for your school. We understand how each independent school has its own personality and ethos; it is here where we look for the right person for you and not merely a CV. We also take the time to get to know your school and would welcome the chance to visit you.

The recruitment and retention crisis of teachers in this country is having an effect on all schools; now more than ever solutions need to be found to staffing problems. When taking on an assignment we of course search for experienced teachers from the sector, but we also actively try to source high quality talent from the state sector, the international scene and dynamic graduates and NQTs at the start of their career. Throughout the year, we also proactively try to source candidates from the shortage STEM areas.

Having been in the sector since 2004, we naturally have a large network and database of high quality candidates. However, we invest heavily in online searching and advertising platforms which allow our consultants to reach an impressive talent pool worldwide.

We are based in London and have always had a strong presence in the city and surrounding Home Counties. However, over the years we have also developed throughout the country and now work with schools in the South West, Wales, the Midlands, the North and Scotland. We have a dedicated consultant in our Birmingham office serving the Midlands area. We are highly experienced and enjoy successful relationships with a wide and varied range of stakeholders within the sector, including schools which are charitable trusts, limited companies or owned by international corporations. We recruit for both day and boarding schools and those that are pre-prep, prep, senior and through.

Our team is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate. Many are former teachers themselves and all are able to provide you with a highly professional service. We will tell you how confident we are that we can generate a candidate shortlist for you and will be able to advise you on what you can do to maximise results. We are also experienced in offer management and strive to negotiate the fairest outcome for client and candidate alike.

We work on a non-retained basis and only charge a recruitment fee should a candidate we introduce successfully start work with you.

RECRUITING FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL SECTOR

We understand the high standards expected of international schools and the pressure placed on them by parents, investors and associations. The key to your school’s success is first rate staff who are not just well-qualified, committed and dynamic but who are also the right personal and cultural fit for your school. We understand how each independent school has its own personality and ethos; it is here where we look for the right person for you and not merely a CV.

We work with international schools in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Americas. We have worked with international schools from many major associations including COBIS, BSO and BSME. We recruit not just teachers but also senior leadership, management and support staff. We have experience of working with English curriculum schools with UK based parent organisations, with more independent and proprietor-led English curriculum schools, with IB World schools and with schools offering the American/Canadian/Australian curriculums.

The majority of staff we source are British trained, though we also look for talent in those trained elsewhere. Many of the candidates we source are already working abroad or have experience of doing so, but we also actively recruit those looking to teach abroad for the first time. In this instance, we go through the process in detail with them to truly screen their commitment.

We naturally have a large network and database of high quality candidates. However, we invest heavily in online searching and advertising platforms which allow our consultants to reach an impressive talent pool worldwide.

Our team is experienced, knowledgeable and passionate. Many are former teachers themselves and all are able to provide you with a highly professional service. We will tell you how confident we are that we can generate a candidate shortlist for you and will be able to advise you on what you can do to maximise results. We are also experienced in offer management and strive to negotiate the fairest outcome for client and candidate alike.

We work on a non-retained basis and only charge a recruitment fee should a candidate we source successfully start work with you.

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