Class People opens Oxford office to help Oxfordshire schools to reduce supply staff spend
Class People has recently opened in Oxford. It says this in a bid to raise the profile of teaching as a profession and to help the county’s schools to employ the best teaching talent in the area in a more cost effective way.
Lynis Bassett, founder and director at Class People, said, “The spend on supply teachers is a reflection on recruitment and retention in the area. The demand is so high for supply teachers that without dedicated recruiters like ours, I think it is fair to say that the education system would struggle to function on a daily basis.
“Our move into Oxfordshire is already bringing the county a reliable recruiting service that is filling both supply vacancies as well as permanent teaching positions across the full span of the curriculum.”
Paul de Challans, senior consultant at Class People in Oxford, added, “We are regularly placing high-performing, permanent teachers in schools across the county but the bulk of our work at the moment is sourcing supply teachers.
“We’re speaking to schools to make them more aware that it is actually cheaper to recruit supply staff through our agency than it is employing them directly.”