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Key shifts in recruitment and CPD in international schools

Nov 1, 2021

ISC Research has conducted research into current recruitment and CPD practice within international schools, identifying shifts within the market and exploring the factors influencing change. Let’s highlight some of the key findings.

Key shifts in recruitment and CPD in international schools

Nov 1, 2021 | Events, Market Intelligence

ISC Research has conducted research into current recruitment and CPD practice within international schools, identifying shifts within the market and exploring the factors influencing change. Let’s highlight some of the key findings:

Recruitment trends in international schools

Our research shows that international schools are increasingly considering attributes such as proficiency in using technology to support learning and high emotional intelligence (EQ).In fact, according to recruiters surveyed, the international school teacher profile seems to be evolving to include new desirable attributes. 

International schools are starting to use innovative practices to recruit from a more diverse talent pool and create new recruitment pathways. Some emphasise professional learning to encourage staff retention.

87.5% of recruitment agencies surveyed noticed international schools began their recruitment process earlier in the school year in 2020-21.

Most popular CPD formats in international schools

“66% of international schools said they plan to develop the skills of their current teaching staff in the use of education technology to support teaching and learning over the next two years.”

Our research emphasises the fact that international schools should support lifelong learning habits for their teachers, just as they do for students.

To support lifelong learning habits, CPD is being adapted to better match staff needs, and support their wellbeing. Fulfilled teachers with opportunities to develop their skills are more likely to keep working with the international schools that support them.  

Our research also shows that hybrid CPD is likely to be the most popular format choice in the future: combing opportunities for face-to-face interactions along with flexible access to content that’s delivered via virtual learning environments.  

Our full research is presented in our latest report Recruitment and CPD in international schools, which also includes expert recommendations that are relevant for both international schools and providers. 

 

Join our online panel discussion on 10th November

An online panel discussion this November will address the challenge of recruitment and staff development in international schools. Our panel of experts from international schools and expert partners will discuss how international schools have been affected by market shifts and how they are responding, highlighting good practice and expert advice to support schools through change. More details about the webinar and how to register for free are available here.

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Specialist report

Read the outcomes of our research in the Recruitment and CPD in international schools 2021 report.

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