The Strategic Schools Partnership Board (SSPB) recognises that teacher supply is an increasing challenge for Oxfordshire schools so is funding a secondment in order to assist schools with employing high-quality teachers to support pupil progress and achievement.
The two-year secondment for an Oxfordshire Teacher Recruitment Lead will be for the equivalent of 2 days per week during school term time.
This new role will involve:
Recruitment Events – co-ordinate events, including recruitment fairs, to enable trainee, and experienced, teachers to meet with potential employers.
Marketing Material – support schools with their advertising through producing guidance and example material.
Promotion of Oxfordshire – to promote Oxfordshire as a great place to live and work as a teacher.
Overseas Recruitment – support overseas applicants with finding positions in Oxfordshire schools, and support Oxfordshire schools with recruiting overseas applicants.
Return to Teaching – co-ordinate a Return to Teaching Programme.
Media – engage with local and national media to promote R&R activities.
Oxfordshire Teacher Recruitment Lead
Gareth Alcott is a Maths teacher and Assistant Head Teacher at King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage, where he leads on CPD.
In addition to this, he is a Teaching School Director responsible for CPD within the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA). He is also a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE).
Before moving into Secondary education, Gareth taught in a number of Primary and Middle schools as well as an International School in Sri Lanka.