The government has launched a free teacher vacancy website in two regions of the country, promising it will be rolled out nationally if all goes to plan by the end of the year.
The website, which ministers claim will save schools about £75 million in advertising, will list all full-time, part-time and job share roles free of
cost, ending months of speculation about whether schools will have to pay to use the site.
The DfE has confirmed that two pilots for the website are up and running in Cambridgeshire and the north-east, with a “view to rolling it out
nationally” by the end of this calendar year if successful.
Education secretary Damian Hinds is also launching a “new nationwide deal” in September, developed with the Crown Commercial Service. This will give headteachers a list of supply agencies that don’t charge for fees when supply staff are made permanent. The list will hopefully make other supply agencies fall in line and drop their fees.