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Question of the week – 20 May

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What can we do if another school is ‘poaching’ our staff?

Members of our school leader service can read our answer here.

The 'headhunting' of staff is often associated with the business world, but this question from a headteacher shows that the ‘poaching’ of staff is an issue for schools as well. It is also topical as we approach the May half-term, sometimes referred to as the ‘transfer window’ for teaching staff.

Is this a problem your school is facing? Do you think it is fair to 'poach' staff from other schools?

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