Teacher Recruitment Initiatives in Croydon

In response to the challenges of appointing outstanding staff, Octavo Partnership and the Croydon Headteachers Association (CHTA) have been working closely on teacher recruitment initiatives to raise Croydon’s profile as the destination of choice.

Croydon is one of London’s largest boroughs, with nearly 150 schools and colleges to serve the community.  The school population has been growing year on year and it follows that schools have been recruiting to jobs associated with this growth – from teachers and teaching assistants to caretakers and office staff.

In partnership with Croydon Headteacher’s Association, Octavo Partnership Ltd has been working on a number of initiatives which will give potential applicants direct access to school jobs in the borough, all in one place and, showcasing the teaching opportunities there are in Croydon.


The Croydon Teacher Recruitment Fair

Could you be the teacher to make a difference to the young people of Croydon?

The Croydon Teacher Recruitment Fair (information document) is the event for past, current and new teachers to meet schools and explore teaching opportunities.

The fifth Croydon Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held on Saturday 15 February 2020, 9am until 12pm. Croydon schools and colleges gather at Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG to meet delegates and discuss prospective positions and career opportunities, not just within their organisations, but Croydon borough as a whole. Training colleges, professional associations and union representatives will also be in attendance. Experts will be on hand to offer advice and tips on applying for your first teaching job, returning or re-training as a teacher and progressing existing teacher leadership careers.
You’ll be able to hear first-hand the benefits of teaching in Croydon. For example, Croydon teachers have participated in the Erasmus project which enables teachers to visit schools in Europe and experience their teaching practice and philosophies.

Around 36 schools were represented, making it an ideal opportunity to hear about Croydon school vacancies and ways into teaching.

The response was fantastic with 144 attendees including NQTs, overseas trained teachers, teaching assistants and graduates considering teaching careers.

The event has something for everyone interested in teaching – there are opportunities for new teachers, those already in the profession or thinking of returning to teaching and if you are interested in becoming a teacher. Combine this with the amazingly diverse nature of Croydon borough – an ideal place to enrich your teaching experience, it’s an event not to be missed.

“Thankyou – it was a great event. If repeated in the future, it will benefit a lot of people” (attendee) 

 “The event surpassed my expectations – it was a fantastic opportunity to meet new teachers and those at other stages of their career” (Exhibitor)

If you would like more information about the Croydon Teacher Recruitment event or teaching in Croydon please email: teacher.recruitment@octavopartnership.org


Croydon Education Jobs

Looking for a teaching job in Croydon – then sign up to Croydon schools job board ! This dedicated website, managed by Octavo Partnership, gives applicants direct access to the current vacancies in the borough without the ‘middle man’. This is also a fantastic resource for Croydon schools to advertise for a very reasonable price. Visit www.croydoneducationjobs.org today to register and receive email alerts.