3 June 2009

TES HireWire an outstanding success in schools and continues to gain significant market share, exceeding all expectations.

TSL Education, publisher of Times Educational Supplement (TES), is seeing further outstanding take-up of its free online schools recruitment service, gaining huge market share and exceeding initial take-up expectations. The company reports that more than 750 schools (23% of secondaries) have signed up for its service.

Bill Donoghue, director at TES HireWire, said: "Since the launch of TES HireWire in February, some 750 schools (23% of secondaries) have signed up for the service of which 500 are already live and advertising vacancies using the service. The number of teachers registered as candidates on TES HireWire has now passed 5,000. The feedback from schools, local authorities, academies and candidates has exceeded our best expectations. We are delighted with this huge response, which endorses our significant ongoing capital investment and strategic imperative to help schools find outstanding teachers for the right roles."

Bill Donoghue continued: "The challenge for TSL is to help get the right teacher in the right job – every time. Beyond decent class size, a smart school building and state-of-the-art ICT, evidence shows that the biggest single factor in determining whether schools contribute to raising standards or perpetuate a cycle of low aspiration and poor attainment is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. Everyone remembers their best teacher and their worst, and TSL believes with a passion that putting the right teachers in the right jobs, and then supporting them, can make a difference to the overall quality of education in the UK. TES HireWire is a key enabler to addressing this challenge.

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