There are many schools in the UK that have top class teachers but unfortunately this does not apply to all schools as there are plenty that have sub-standard teaching levels. Ensuring the right teachers are passing on their knowledge to students is very important and as the national school leaving age is set to be raised to 18, more and more students are going to need a variety of techniques to make sure that their classes are different and innovative.
Teachers, like the rest of us, tend to get ill and whereas in many jobs the other employees can pick up any slack, it can be hard for teachers to step in so easily especially as they probably teach a different subject. At primary school level this may be easier as you are only teaching basic information but once you get to college level and the work that you are teaching is more advanced, then it is hard for teachers who are not specialists at a certain subject to offer the right teaching methods to their students.
For this reason there are a number of supply teachers that are on hand when they are needed to step in and take a class. This may just be for a day or 2 or if the permanent teacher is due to be off for longer such as maternity leave then there will be a requirement for the teacher to stay on longer. The education sector also varies in the turnover of teachers as some schools may have a higher turnover of teachers than another school.
There are a number of online services that provide schools with the information and details they require when selecting the right teacher for a certain role. Each role will have different requirements so if you are just hiring a teacher then they will need to have certain requirements for teaching that subject but if you are hiring for a head of department then this person will need to be able to manage others, balance department spending as well as all the other requirements that you expect from a teacher.
Each school has its own guidelines that they need to stick to when hiring a teacher and they can use online services to ensure these guidelines are met and that you get the teacher you are looking for to provide the level of teaching that everyone expects of your school.