When looking for a teacher recruitment agency, schools should consider the following factors:
Reputation and experience
Choose an agency that has a good reputation and has been in the business for a long time. This will ensure that the agency has the experience and knowledge to understand the needs of the school and to match the right candidates to the right positions.
Quality of candidates
A good agency will have a rigorous recruitment and selection process to ensure that the candidates they provide are highly qualified and suitable for the role. They should also provide a range of support to the candidates they place in schools.
Support and communication
The agency should be responsive to the school’s needs and should be able to provide regular updates and feedback on the recruitment process. They should also be available to provide support and advice when needed.
The agency’s fees and charges should be transparent and reasonable and should offer value for money.
Compliance with legal requirements
The agency should have a clear understanding of current laws and regulations pertaining to teacher recruitment and should ensure that all candidates are compliant with these requirements.
Some agencies specialise in certain types of teachers, subjects or levels of education, it might be beneficial for the school to look for an agency that specializes in their specific needs.
An agency with local knowledge of the school, the community and the education system in that area, it will be beneficial for the school as the agency will have a better understanding of the school’s needs and the local education landscape.
Whatever your needs, talking to EdStaff is a good first step.