The Telegraph is reporting on an overseas teacher recruitment drive ordered by the government which is worth £300,000.
The Government is sponsoring a £300,000 drive to recruit teachers from the Czech Republic, Germany Poland and America in an attempt to plug a physics and maths shortage by September, it has emerged.
A bid specification document, seen by The Daily Telegraph, invites recruitment companies to apply for the contract which will begin next month.
It is thought to be the first Government funded international recruitment strategy since the mid-1970s, when teachers were also in short supply.
The initial focus will be on signing up maths and physics teachers, but “there may be flexibility to increase the scope to cover other subjects that are challenging to recruit to”, the bid specification document says.
John Howson, chair of the teacher recruitment site TeachVac and a visiting professor of education at Oxford Brookes University said: “I am frankly very surprised that in the middle of the debate on Article 50, that the Government is busy going off to these European countries to try and attract teachers.
More at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/27/governments-secret-300000-overseas-teacher-recruitment-drive/
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