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Despite social distancing and isolation during this emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic, you are strongly advised to continue with recruitment and not delay. Delaying recruitment can lose valuable scarce talent to other employers, causing staff issues which may lengthen and worsen the legacy impacts of the coronavirus on our staff, children and young people and their families.

For newly qualified teachers, a lack of opportunity may see them choosing alternative professional career paths, leaving the teaching profession. To balance safety, consider what you can convert to remote assessment and induction processes such as Skype interviews and induction meetings, online learning, webinars etc.

Remote interviewing

You should consider the following to be able to recruit successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post interview

Once the interview has finished and whilst fresh in your mind, you can make an informed decision based on their answers. You can then score and decide if you would be happy to appoint, or follow up with second interview.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out how to advertise your teaching vacancies for maximum results.

Find out how to shortlist and interview effectively.

Use this timetable to manage your recruitment process effectively.

Learn about onboarding techniques to help your new teacher settle in.

Learn about the importance of safeguarding in your recruitment process.

Contact us for help with your recruitment process.