As schools hit half term, an increasing demand to fill vacancies has led to a major recruitment drive around Scarborough.
Principal Resourcing has been working with local schools for over 17 years, and currently has roles for teachers, support workers, cover supervisors, SEN support workers and non-classroom staff such as administrators and caretakers.
Best rates of pay
Owner and director Michelle Grassby of Principal Resourcing said: “If you are currently working on supply in schools, we will guarantee to beat your current pay rate, the best staff deserve the best pay rates, we think it’s that simple!
“Or if you are interested in working the classroom and believe you have transferable skills, we offer unparalleled CPD and training to get you the right skills to start your career in the classroom.”
As an independent agency, the firm is innovative and forward thinking, and constantly evolving and coming up with additional support services for schools.
Michelle added: “Schools are looking for much more then supply staff. We look to work in partnership with schools providing a variety of add-ons you support not just with their recruitment but with a host of other things such as paediatric first aid, CEOP ( internet safety training ) both to pupils and parents, employability workshops to name but a few.
“We believe we are the only wholly-owned, independent education recruitment specialists. Many of the competitors in the market have moved over from other sectors such as industrial recruitment as they have seen a gap in the market and wish to capitalise. We are education specialists. We think that sets us apart.”says Michelle,
Meet the team
Luke Bottomley has been looking after the secondary schools in the area for over six years now and has excellent cemented working relationships with several of them and says “the start of this academic year has seen an unprecedented demand for roles to be filled”.
“Schools are looking for the best staff, as an education recruitment agency, they are also critical to the success of our business.
“So, as we both share the same goals, it makes sense to work in collaboration to achieve these goals. We do this by advertising schools’ vacancies on our own website through a dedicated partnerships section. In turn the schools allow us access to unsuccessful applicants to enable us to offer alternatives source of employment.
“There really is only a finite number of candidates about so it makes sense to pool our resources, we see it as win win. With an industry rise in unfilled vacancies and advertising costs, collaborative working really is the way.”
Kat Patchett is the dedicated senior primary consultant and she recently visited the Head at Hilderthorpe school to discuss how the company can support them. “Visiting schools is pivotal to a good working relationship, it ensures we can get the right staff for the school “
Working with parents
Kat goes on to say: “We also offer community outreach by offering schools access to the training platform for their parents. We appreciate that schools striving to improve the parent/ school partnership, development of this partnership is critical to aspiration both parental and pupil. Unfortunately, not all parents are able to assist their children with schoolwork.
“By allowing them access to our training platform, we can assist with basic skills encouraging parents to then engage more with their children’s school work. This increased engagement then serves to raise aspiration and heighten that parental/ school partnership.”
The right candidates
Principal Resourcing candidates are quite simply pivotal to the success of our business, which is why the firm guarantees pay the best pay rates.
To find out more, visit www.principalresourcing.co.uk