The NAHT recently undertook their third survey on school recruitment recording the experiences of school leader’s recruiting teachers and senior leaders in 2016.

Unfortunately it doesn’t present a positive outlook for school recruitment, the survey results show for the third year running there has been no improvement in teacher supply for schools across the country.

This clearly demonstrates action needs to be taken to fix the teacher recruitment crisis in the UK, we need to make the profession more attractive to join and stay in.

In this report we are going to look at the teacher recruitment trends by region 2016


Contents –

  • National teacher recruitment trends overview key findings
  • North East, North West and Yorkshire Recruitment Trends
  • East and West Midlands  Recruitment Trends
  • Eastern England Recruitment Trends
  • South West & South Central Teacher Recruitment Trends
  • South East  Recruitment Trends
  • London  Recruitment Trends


Here is a snapshot of some of the key findings:

  • For the third year in a row school leaders report a continuing problem with recruitment across all roles, from teachers to senior leaders.
  • Overall, a very high proportion (79%) of posts were difficult to recruit for; of this 62% of posts were a struggle to fill and the remaining 17% were unable to be recruited for at all.
  • Across all roles, for those that failed to recruit, recruitment agencies were the most common solution pursued in 70% of cases of unfilled roles.