Headmaster recruitment

Senior Team Recruitment

In any high-performing school you will find a highly dedicated, efficient and professional team of leaders. From heads of department, heads of year and deputy heads through to head teachers; senior team leaders are absolutely integral to the smooth running of schools.

The common goal of the senior team in any institution is to ensure the efficient day-to-day management of the school and to promote a culture of learning and equal opportunities in a safe environment. However, without senior leaders who possess the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to operate at the top of the hierarchy, this could make the difference between a school falling into special measures or one being seen as outstanding when the OFSTED reports are published.

As a leading provider of bespoke education solutions, we can provide your school with high-calibre applicants for all senior level positions. From heads of faculties through to head teachers, we have a proven track record of finding and placing senior leaders in early years, primary and secondary schools, academies, sixth form colleges and further education institutions throughout the UK.

Unlike other Teaching Recruitment Agencies, our core team is entirely made up of former teachers and ex-senior management within schools. Therefore, we understand the importance of an effective leadership team better than most. We also understand the type of individuals a school needs to ensure the happiness, well-being and academic development of their students.

By enlisting our services, you will gain access to a vast pool of experienced senior teachers looking for their next challenge. If you have a position to fill, we can help you fill it; not with just any applicant, with an individual who is perfectly suited to your school and its individual requirements. We will provide you with the highest calibre of applicants and fully assist you in ensuring that your teachers at the sharp end have the appropriate management structure behind them – a solid framework which allows them to deliver the curriculum to their pupils’ with efficiency and achieve excellent results.

The National Professional Qualification for Headship

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone who aspires to become a head teacher. The qualification not only focuses on the key skills needed for headship, it also meets the high standards for leadership development anywhere in the world. NPQH sets the bar at a high level and will challenge and develop talented leaders from all backgrounds to deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system and provide high quality outcomes for teachers, classroom assistants, and above all, the students.

Whilst candidates for head teacher roles do not necessarily need their NPQH, they are expected to work towards it once they accept a head teacher’s position. At Castles Education we have candidates who already have their NPQH and individuals who are currently working towards, or are willing to gain it. As part of our commitment to the on-going professional development of all our candidates, we can offer assistance to schools in helping their head teachers to reach this level.

What are the costs?

We pride ourselves on being able to offer the highest levels of service and value for money, not to mention the highest calibre applicants in an extremely competitive sector. We typically charge a standard rate of 20% commission of the gross salary offered. However, we would prefer to forge and maintain a lasting partnership with your school and cater for all of your future recruitment needs – from graduates, NQTs and heads of year, through to head teachers. Therefore, we are happy to negotiate a reduced commission rate should you choose us as your preferred or sole supplier of teaching professionals.

Why choose Castles Education?

By allowing us to handle your recruitment issues, you are always assured of a highly professional service. As our background has been gained from working within schools, we understand the time and expense incurred in recruiting expert members of staff. We aim to remove the hassle of finding the right people for your school and fully assist you with raising the standards of teaching and learning for the benefit of your pupils. Although we have offices in London and Manchester, we have applicants seeking senior leadership roles in posts across the industry in various locations throughout the country.

Candidates approach us for a variety of reasons. Some are assistant head teachers who want to take the next step in their career and become heads of schools and some are already head teachers seeking relocation or a fresh challenge. Whatever the background, every candidate we put forward is someone who we are confident will fit seamlessly into your school and raise the standard of education that your pupils receive.

To address your senior team recruitment needs, please contact Castles Education by completing our registration form.

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ASD Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Manchester

Salary: £60 - 75 a day

Posted: 7th November, 2018

Engineering & Resistant Materials Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Enfiled

Salary: MPS

Posted: 6th November, 2018

Media and Film Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Enfield

Salary: MPS

Posted: 6th November, 2018

Design Technology Technician

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Oldham

Salary: £60 - 75 a day

Posted: 6th November, 2018

KS2/3 Transition Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Manchester

Salary: MPS

Posted: 6th November, 2018

Primary SEND Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Croydon

Salary: MPS

Posted: 31st October, 2018

ASC Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Lambeth

Salary: MPS

Posted: 31st October, 2018

Youth Worker

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Croydon

Salary: £60 - 75 a day

Posted: 31st October, 2018

ASC Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Lewisham

Salary: £60 - 75 a day

Posted: 30th October, 2018

SEND Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Greenwich

Salary: £60 - 75 a day

Posted: 30th October, 2018

Secondary Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Lambeth

Salary: £60 - 75 a day

Posted: 30th October, 2018

Cover Supervisors

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Bolton

Salary: £65 - 75 a day

Posted: 29th October, 2018

Business Studies Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Bolton

Salary: MPS

Posted: 29th October, 2018

Supply Teachers

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Bolton

Salary: MPS

Posted: 29th October, 2018

Learning Mentor

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Stockport

Salary: £65 - 75 a day

Posted: 29th October, 2018

SEND Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Oldham

Salary: £65 - 75 a day

Posted: 29th October, 2018

SENDCO

Job Type: PermanentContract

Location: Southwark

Salary: DOE

Posted: 26th June, 2018

Humanities Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Luton

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th June, 2018

Teacher of English (3 Posts)

Job Type: PermanentContract

Location: Luton

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th June, 2018

Core Subject Tutors

Job Type: Temporary

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th June, 2018

Core Subject Tutors – Manchester

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Manchester

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th June, 2018

Primary SEND Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Croydon

Salary: DOE

Posted: 4th June, 2018

Specialist ASC Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Lewisham

Salary: DOE

Posted: 4th June, 2018

English Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Oldham

Salary: DOE

Posted: 4th June, 2018

Teacher of Music 0.6

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Kirklees

Salary: DOE (Pro Rata)

Posted: 8th February, 2018

Teacher of Science

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Kirklees

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th February, 2018

Teacher of English

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Kirklees

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th February, 2018

Teacher of Mathematics

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Kirklees

Salary: DOE

Posted: 6th February, 2018

SEND TA

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Croydon

Salary: £60 - £70/day

Posted: 26th January, 2018

SEND TA

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Greenwich, London

Salary: £55 - £65 per day / DOE

Posted: 26th January, 2018

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Job Type: Contract

Location: Oldham

Salary: £100 - £150/day

Posted: 26th January, 2018

Part Time Music Teacher (Primary)

Job Type: Part Time

Location: Rochdale

Salary: £100 - £150 a day

Posted: 26th January, 2018

Teaching Assistant – Mainstream SEN – Behavioral Support

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Oldham

Salary: £11,212 - £13,650

Posted: 26th January, 2018

Long Term Supply Teaching Opportunities

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Rochdale

Salary: £18,525 - £29,250

Posted: 26th January, 2018

Teaching Assistant – Mainstream Special Needs Support

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Middleton, Rochdale

Salary: £11,212 - £13,650

Posted: 26th January, 2018

ASD Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Greenwich, London

Salary: £23,400 - £27,300

Posted: 19th January, 2018

Head of Humanities

Job Type: Permanent

Location: London E16

Salary: DOE

Posted: 18th January, 2018

NQT Science Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: London E16

Salary: £25000

Posted: 18th January, 2018

Deputy Curriculum Leader for Maths

Job Type: Permanent

Location: London E16

Salary: DOE

Posted: 18th January, 2018

Speech and Language Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Lewisham, Greater London

Salary: DOE

Posted: 16th January, 2018

MFL Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Mansfield

Salary: £25000 - £50000

Posted: 16th January, 2018

Science Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Mansfield

Salary: £25000 - £50000

Posted: 16th January, 2018

English Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Kirklees

Salary: £25000 - £50000

Posted: 16th January, 2018

Maths Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Walkden

Salary: DOE £25000 - £50000

Posted: 16th January, 2018

Science Teacher (Experienced)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: DOE £25000 - £50000

Posted: 16th January, 2018

Science Teacher (NQT)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: 25000

Posted: 16th January, 2018

English Teacher (Experienced)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: DOE

Posted: 15th January, 2018

English Teacher (NQT)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £24000

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Maths Teacher (Experienced)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: DOE

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Maths Teacher NQT

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £22917

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Experienced Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Lambeth, Greater London

Salary: £60 - £75 a day

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Subject Specialist Teachers

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Stockport

Salary: DOE

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Tameside, Greater Manchester

Salary: £55 - £65 per day

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Didsbury, Manchester

Salary: £55 - £65 per day

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Behaviour Mentor

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Tameside

Salary: £55 - £65 per day

Posted: 15th January, 2018

SEND Teaching Assistants

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Greenwich, Greater London

Salary: £60 - £70/day

Posted: 15th January, 2018

Art Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Southwark, Greater London

Salary: £125 - £160

Posted: 15th January, 2018

English Teacher

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Southwark, Greater London

Salary: £125 - £150/day equal to MPS

Posted: 15th January, 2018

SEND Primary School TA

Job Type: Contract

Location: Croydon

Salary: £11,700 - £13,650

Posted: 6th December, 2017

School Experience for Graduates

Job Type: Contract

Location: South London

Salary: £12500

Posted: 4th December, 2017

Supply Teacher

Job Type: Contract

Location: Manchester

Salary: £90 to £140 per day

Posted: 23rd November, 2017

SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Contract

Location: Lewisham

Salary: £12,000 - £15,000

Posted: 23rd November, 2017

SEN Teacher

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Lewisham, South London

Salary: DOE

Posted: 23rd November, 2017

Supply Teacher

Job Type: Contract

Location: Oldham

Salary: DoE

Posted: 22nd November, 2017

Teacher Training

Job Type: Contract

Location: Manchester

Salary: £300 per week

Posted: 10th September, 2017

Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Manchester

Salary: £15,000 to £19,000

Posted: 10th September, 2017

Teaching Assistant

Job Type: Contract

Location: Stockport

Salary: £12,000 - £15,000

Posted: 27th August, 2017

“I have found Castles to be extremely supportive and knowledgeable. They have excellent communication with me and they are as committed to the placements succeeding as we are. They ‘got’ my setting so quickly and I have really enjoyed partnering with them. Highly recommend.”
Corinna Richards
Executive Head Teacher - Beehive Prep School