As teachers and children head back to school, reports suggest a rising number in teaching vacancies than ever before.

According to this BBC report, the increase in vacancies for teachers was 9% – suggesting that the need for more staff in schools is becoming an increasing concern.

Schools are scrambling for staff for the 2017-2018 academic year, and are frequently relying on agencies to fill the gap. But how do you know you’re getting the best deal if you are searching under pressure?

Before you call the first teaching agency you can think of, we’ve got a few suggestions why we should be your first choice for supply.

At Connex, we know how hard – and how vital – it is to find good staff at short notice. It’s the number one regular headache associated with the day-to-day running of a school. And we’re certain that the increasing teacher vacancies aren’t helping either…

What we like to offer our schools is the chance to take those headaches away. And this is exactly how:

We get to know you, your needs, your wants, and your pains.

We spend our time searching for the right person to fill your vacancy, so you don’t have to.

And we are very, VERY picky about who we take…to the point where each member of staff is fully vetted before they arrive.

We’ll work closely with you to get the right match for your school – we do this by working very hard to understand you and what you’re all about. We make sure we understand both parties’ needs and find the right staff, who’ll be a real help.

Our matches are so good, that often our placement becomes permanent in a school we’ve put them with…luckily, we make up for these losses through links with universities, colleges, career fairs and events to maintain our pool of excellent candidates.

In other words, we keep very busy tackling the headache of finding excellent staff – so you don’t need to.

So, if you think your staff are stretched a bit too thin already this year, feel free to give us a call. There’s absolutely no pressure – we’ll be very happy to chat everything through with you…

Contact us at your local branch, or give us a call on 0845 266 0650.