Hathaway Academy offered free accomodation in desperate search for staff

Hathaway Road, Grays

HATHAWAY Academy offered free accomodation in a desperate search to fill a vacancy.

Hathaway Academy, which belongs to the Academy Transformation Trust, promised a free bedroom in a house with a garden for an “outstanding” maths teacher during their tenure in an advert posted last week.

The school had been trying to fill the post since February. Ten teachers already pay affordable rent in the former caretaker’s house – teaching either English, science, geography, maths or languages.

Since last week’s advert, the school received an increased number of applications and has now filled the position, a spokesperson told Schools Week.

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