Nigel Gardener, Associate Deputy Headteacher at All Saints Catholic and Technology College, Dagenham, London, discusses the importance of implementing effective recruitment procedures in schools, and explains how schools can maximise the potential of their greatest resource resulting in significant benefits for the school as a whole.

It is important that schools recognise the value temporary workers can bring in such a changing climate, explains Ed McRandal, education advisor at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation