Unfilled Vacancies In Teaching As No One Wants To Be Head

11th May 2009
The future does not even look that bright with approximately 3.5% negative growth expected next year, according to Alistair Darling’s budget predictions and although this will be the worst performance since just after the second world war, he has also said that next year should see the worst of it.


It has been found that women usually fill a considerable amount of these vacancies but that the number of women applying for these positions has decreased considerably.  In secondary schools, the number of female head’s has decreased from around 40% to under 32%, which means that women are finding the role of head teacher less appealing than this time last year.  Using an online recruitment agency could help schools to get a wide range of suitable candidates for the head teachers job. It is still quite shocking that some positions are having to be re-advertised in the current job market.