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Teachers: Vacancies

Question for Department for Education

UIN 6814, tabled on 20 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the value of a national online platform for advertising teaching vacancies.

Answered on

6 September 2017

The Department is undertaking research to strengthen its understanding of the issues schools face when advertising teacher vacancies and the challenges teachers have finding and applying for jobs. This will inform the development and design of a new national teacher vacancy service.

This service will aim to reduce the time schools spend on publishing vacancies and the cost of recruiting new teachers. It will also make it easier for teachers to find jobs and increase the availability and quality of data on teacher recruitment.

We will provide further details in due course.