• 72% welcome alternative teaching methods inspired by other countries 
  • 81% of classroom teachers have seriously considered leaving the profession in the past 12 months*
  • 32% of teachers entering the international school sector were thinking about leaving the profession altogether before taking an international job**
  • World Teachers’ Day 5th October 2018.

To mark World Teachers’ Day, a poll on Randstad UK’s website has found that 72% of the teaching community welcomes alternative teaching methods inspired by other countries.

With many of Britain’s teachers feeling the pressure, it’s no surprise that the education community is turning towards international teaching methods for inspiration. At a time when 4 in every 5 classroom teachers have seriously considered leaving the profession, it’s important to think creatively in order to retain teaching talent - home or abroad.      

Victoria Short, Managing Director of Randstad Public Services, comments; “Whether it’s to further bolster skills, to inject a new lease of life into the classroom or to prepare for an international role, teachers very much welcome fresh ways of working. It’s testament to a sector inspired by learning coupled with World Teachers’ Day.”  

Victoria Short adds; “Over the next ten years, the British international schools sector will require up to 230,000 more teachers** to meet staffing demands. As a nation, we worry about losing our teaching talent but the reality we need to be far more open-minded when it comes to international teaching techniques and supporting teachers who want to explore an international teaching role. The critical factor is retaining talent within the profession. We can attract top international talent to the UK to balance supply and demand and ensure there is not a negative impact on classrooms. Randstad Education has recently placed a number of Canadian teachers in UK schools and the teachers and pupils are really feeling the benefit of welcoming fresh international teaching techniques.”

In order to celebrate World Teachers’ Day, the recruiter has compiled information on how countries around the world take different approaches to their education system - from Singapore to Finland. This also includes a helpful toolkit for teachers to explore. To find out more, read Randstad’s piece around lessons from around the world. https://www.randstad.co.uk/lessons-from-around-the-world/

Sources

*https://neu.org.uk/latest/neu-survey-shows-workload-causing-80-teachers-consider-leaving-profession

**https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1536159762/cobis/bu6zyw9c7cdxpjsbq2uk/COBISTeacherSupply_FinalReport_July2018.pdf

Poll conducted on education pages of Randstad UK’s website in Sept/Oct 2018

Yes - 615 (72%)
No - 242 (28%)

About Randstad

The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialises in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. We support people and organisations in realising their true potential. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to in-house services, professionals, and HR solutions (including recruitment process outsourcing, managed services programs, and outplacement). Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and major positions in Australia & Japan.

At year-end 2017, Randstad had 38,331 corporate employees and 4,858 branches and in-house locations in 39 countries around the world. In 2017, Randstad generated of €23.3 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

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