Oxfordshire Teacher Recruitment Lead

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.

If you have any queries or suggestions to improve teacher recruitment across Oxfordshire, please contact Gareth on email, Twitter or call (01235) 856500. 


Gareth Alcott 

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.

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