Schools paying out up to £11,000 in ‘exorbitant finder’s fees’ to agencies to recruit teachers

According to iNews, one school reported paying £11,000 in a “finder’s fee” to recruit to a role, while headteachers claimed more teachers are looking to get jobs via the costly agencies because they are offered sweeteners for signing up with them. 

One group of state schools in London told i they had been charged a fee of more than £9,000 by an agency to hire a permanent Geography teacher, and £11,000 to employ a head of languages.

The headteacher, who preferred not to be named, told i: “Because we’re facing a recruitment crisis, there’s nothing we can do about this at all.

One ASCL member reported receiving more than 60 emails from agencies on Monday morning.

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