Herts for Learning (HfL) has been recognised for the third year in a row at this year’s Education Business Awards, held at the Grange Hotel, London, on Thursday 5th July.
HfL received a Commendation Award for its Teach in Herts services in the School Recruitment category, having also received the same award in 2017.
The School Recruitment Award recognises ‘an educational establishment which has invested in its recruitment methods and processes to ensure a timely intake of appropriate teaching and support staff.’
Teach in Herts provides a range of services to support Hertfordshire schools and academies with their recruitment requirements with the overall objective of recruiting high-quality teachers and support staff in Hertfordshire schools and academies.
The HfL Recruitment Services team were thrilled to have been among the five finalists, from across the UK, shortlisted for the award and were pleased that their continuous hard work to improve the teacher recruitment crisis in Hertfordshire has been recognised at a national level.
Speaking after the awards, Anne Taylor, Head of School Recruitment Services at HfL, said:
“We are delighted that our Teach in Herts service continues to provide invaluable recruitment support to our shareholding schools in Hertfordshire and that the impact of our work is recognised by the Education Business Awards. Schools and academies across the county find the HfL funded Teach in Herts recruitment fairs as an effective way to find potential teacher and support staff and this year we successfully delivered two recruitment fairs to maximise the potential reach.
“Hundreds of Hertfordshire schools were represented at both fairs and we are delighted that, once again, schools are planning to recruit from the candidates they have met at the Teach in Herts events. At Herts for Learning, we plan to continue with these highly successful recruitment fairs in the future, as well as continuing to look at other ways to ensure that schools and academies across Hertfordshire have access to high-quality teachers.”
HfL operates with a not-for-profit ethos, and any profits made are invested in the common good and/or the development of specific new services to address key challenges for shareholding schools. In 2018, HfL funded two teacher recruitment fairs for the first time, including one in Watford to specifically target potential teachers from London and the suburbs around the M25 ring, reaching 826 potential teachers, 48% of whom were qualifying this year and 52% who were thinking about entering the teaching profession in the future.
Hertfordshire schools can advertise their current job vacancies through the Teach in Herts website, which also details their Enhanced Leadership Recruitment Service.
For more information about HfL’s Recruitment Services, please visit the Teach in Herts website.