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justteachers – join a top rated supply teaching agency today


justteachers - Teaching jobs available throughout the UK, join a top rated supply teaching agency today

Head Office,
High Corn Mill,
Chapel Hill,
Skipton, N Yorks
BD23 1NL

Call us: 0800 832 243

With the number of teaching graduates dropping, it is unsurprising that academies and schools are turning to education supply teaching agencies to help fill the gap. With over 500 teaching agencies across the UK, how can you ensure you choose the best agency for you?

Here are four questions we think you should ask a teaching agency before making the decision:

Does the teaching agency pay you fairly and on time?

Many teachers are now turning to a teaching agency because of a lifestyle choice but you still want your past experience to be acknowledged. However, pay rates can vary greatly between education agencies. Agencies that want to attract outstanding teachers to supply to their schools will pay you in line with your experience because they want you to deliver outstanding lessons and, in turn, be requested back by the school. Be aware of agencies that just want to fill positions with paying little attention to your specified subject or age range experiences. It makes little sense to register with a teaching agency where you are not paid fairly and not paid on time.

Does the teaching agency comply with the Agency Workers Regulations?

When choosing a teaching agency, make sure you pick one that is Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) compliant; this ensures that if you are in a teaching position for twelve weeks or more you are entitled to be paid as if you were employed directly by the school, often referred to as “paid to scale”. The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) was introduced in 2011, with its main aim to introduce equal treatment for agency workers. Although all teaching agencies should adhere to the legislation, not all do, and if you are placed in a long term supply position you could be losing out on a lot of money.

Does the agency charge restrictive temp to perm fees?

Supply teaching is a great opportunity to work in a number of different schools or academies and to get a number of different teaching opportunities, experience and skills, which pupils will benefit from. Often if you are successful in a supply position the Head or Principle will offer you a permanent place at their school or academy. Some teaching agencies may try to hinder the recruitment cycle by seeking to charge an extortionate temp to perm fee. A good teaching agency has both the interests of you and the schools at heart. Some solutions include a transitional period once the school has stated they would like to offer you a permanent role after the initial supply job. An added benefit to this solution is that it gives you the time to see if the job role and the school or academy is right for you, and after an agreed time you can simply transfer to the school on a permanent basis.

Does the teaching agency supply teachers to schools or academies where you want to teach?

Sounds obvious, but with a lack of available teachers, supply agencies are ramping up their marketing budgets to attract teachers to register. The most common and effective candidate attraction tool aside from an agencies website is to use Google Adwords and in turn creating “pay per click” adverts that are generated from the words you enter in to your Google search, resulting those agencies appear further up the page. However, not all the teaching agencies that been listed are relevant to you, for example if you searched say “teaching agencies in Lincoln” that doesn’t mean that all the agencies listed will have schools or academies that supply to Lincoln. Depending on the age range that you teach, you should ask which Primary, Secondary or SEN schools the teaching agency work with that are close to you, as often teaching supply positions are last minute and to ensure regular teaching work it is essential to have a good number of schools near you.

justteachers is a leading supplier of teachers, nursery nurses and support staff into schools, colleges and nurseries across the U.K. Our continued expansion reflects the high level of service we deliver to our members, our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, as well as the support we offer our candidates and clients to ensure they can focus on delivering outstanding education.

We have offices across the U.K, supplying London and the South, the Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire.

If you are interested in the services we have to offer, you can register using the link below:

justteachers - Teaching jobs available throughout the UK, join a top rated supply teaching agency today

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Engage Education – creators of iday

Advertisement Recruitment offices in London, East Midlands, East Anglia, Leeds, Ireland, Canada and Australia

About Engage Education

Engage Education are market leaders in recruiting quality teachers and support staff for schools throughout the United Kingdom. Current holders of the Education Investor’s ‘Recruitment Service of the Year Award’ Engage is focused on finding the right school for every teacher we work with.

With offices throughout the UK – London, East Midlands, East Anglia and Leeds – as well as international offices in Ireland, Canada and Australia; Engage Education are specialists in supporting international teachers and school staff with their job search. Our services also ensure that every individual receives the highest levels of support, advice and assistance with every step in the process of relocating to the UK.

Secured Guaranteed Pay

For those teachers not looking to take on a full-time role, Engage offer Secure Guaranteed Pay (SGP) contracts, which allow candidates to work a guaranteed 4 out of 5 days a week as a supply teacher. Meaning that you will secure yourself a fixed income for at least 4 out of 5 days a week, even if there’s no supply work available!

By working through our SGP scheme, many of our supply teachers go on to secure a long term or permanent role in the future. SGP often acts as a great way for teachers to really get to know the school they are working with and build a relationship from which a long-term contract will be offered.


Upon receipt of a fully updated CV and written references, our specialist consultants will contact you to arrange a preliminary interview. This registration gives us the opportunity to get to know you, your career history, qualifications and experiences. It also allows us to explore what type of job/position that you are interested in, where you would prefer to be located and what type of school best suits your skill set and personality.

Once this is complete, we will begin the process of finding opportunities for you with our schools throughout the UK. This can result in telephone/skype interviews almost immediately or the prospect of arranging an interview for you to visit a school face-to-face.


Through our dedicated candidate care team, we offer continuous support to all of our teachers through a range of Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and social events. CPD is an essential part of your teaching career, helping you develop your skills and progress in your career. Our insightful CPD workshops, webinars and seminars will help you keep up to date with changes in education teaching practice.


Engage Education’s signature event ‘iday’ may also be of interest to you? idays are held throughout the year (mainly in central London) where you can interview with multiple schools on one day in one place.

Please click the following video link to learn more about iday:

iday - Created by Engage Education

This event is FREE for selected candidates to attend, with Engage covering the costs of any flights, accommodation and travel throughout the time that you are at the event (up to 5 days).

With iday, candidates are guaranteed the opportunity to visit 2 schools that they have met at iday, with a view to securing the right position for them. All positions are for at least 1 full year, with possibility for permanency and progression. To date, over 2,000 teachers have been introduced to schools through our iday events since it’s inception in 2006.

For more information visit or contact your local branch:

–          London:               0333 800 7800

–          Leeds:                 0113 323 7630

–          East Midlands:    01733 873 030

–          East Anglia:         01603 518 400

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Headline – supplying staff for education

Headline - supplying staff for education

For over 20 years, Headline has been successfully providing skilled and trained staff to various types of education settings. We work on temporary, long term and permanent placements. Headline runs its own PAYE for temporary staff, we do not currently work with umbrella companies.

Based in Cambridge, Chelmsford, St Albans and Woking we cover a wide geographic area, across London and the South East / East Anglia. We have supply teaching, teaching assistant and nursery work in all of these areas and many of the surrounding villages and towns.

Our aim is to provide a first ‘class’ (see what we did there ;-)) service to both candidates and clients… Made possible by our own personal backgrounds in Education. We understand first hand both the demands of working in education and also the stress involved with being understaffed within a setting. Combining our knowledge with a genuine desire to look after the people we work with, we take pride in being able to say that we are fast becoming the agency of choice for both settings and personnel. With our backgrounds in Education, we are well placed to help NQTs and overseas trained Teachers to start out on their teaching journey in the UK.

However at Headline, we don’t just offer ‘work placements’ for Supply Teachers, nursery and support staff. We have a sister company Red Apple Training offering CPD and accredited courses such as First Aid and Safeguarding, to our candidates. We also provide our team (you belong to our team as we understand that supply teaching can be a lonely profession) with social meet ups. So that you can come along and meet other people working in the education field, swap stories, hints and tips. In the near past these have been in the form of anything from a summer BBQ fun evening for our staff and their families and Easter themed afternoon tea, to home-baked goodies to show our appreciation.

On our website we have the basics – simple information on how we can help you to find temporary work or a new permanent position. But please don’t take our word for it that we can do this! Take a look at what our schools, nurseries and supply staff say about us on our testimonials web-page also.

For example, Jill Wright, Supply Teacher KS1 and 2 has this to say –

“The team at Headline welcomed me with coffee, listened to my reasons for starting to do supply work, then suggested I began slowly with an afternoon to get the feel of things. They provided me with a help sheet of ideas to try, ways to behave in a new school and essentials to have in my bag for a supply day. Everything from stationery to quizzes and just in case activities. They sympathised when I was ill and sent home from school, although it created extra work for them. More importantly each email is cheerful and personal, you are more than a number.  A very pleasant team of professionals at Headline. “

What we would like most though, is for you to give us a good old-fashioned call! You can discuss anything, with no obligation…..we will be honest with how we can help! The team at your local branch would love to hear from you.

T: 01223 654 461
M: 07825 412 931

Milton Hall
Ely Road,
CB24 6WZ

Dagnall House,
2 Lower Dagnall Street,
St Albans,

Britannia Wharf,
Monument Road,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 5LW

Office 56,
Waterhouse Business Centre,

Where next? There’s a great quick read here on how to become a supply teacher as an NQT Check out our resources area here too.

Step Teachers


Step Teachers Supply Teaching Agency with offices in London, East Anglia, and the South West

Step Teachers has been finding supply teachers work since 2000.  In that time, we’ve helped 1000s of supply teachers find their ideal teaching job in North London, South London, Norwich, Ipswich, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall and many more places besides.

Boasting a proven track record in resourcing outstanding teachers for a range of permanent and temporary roles, Step Teachers has built its reputation on working tirelessly to place teaching and support staff in every area of the education sector. We pride ourselves in being an established and leading name in the recruitment of quality supply teachers.

From the moment you contact Step Teachers, our dedicated team will be working to secure your perfect teaching job. Whether you enjoy the variety of day-to-day supply work, a fixed term maternity post, or are seeking the perfect career move, Step Teachers are here to find your perfect placement.

At Step Teachers, we recognise that people are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a firm commitment to giving focussed and relevant support, career advice, interview coaching, and guidance on how best to present your CV. We use this expertise in particular to support NQTs as they make their way through the minefield of finding a placement for induction.

The central ethos of Step Teachers is one of honesty, integrity and trust. We are honest with our teachers about their abilities and their aspirations, ensuring each one has a clear understanding of just how far their career can go. We display absolute integrity in our negotiations, prioritising the interests of our teachers and partner schools, not profits. We trust our teachers to exercise their duties professionally and to the best of their abilities at all times, and you can expect exactly the same in return!

Our passion for providing excellent client services drives our desire to constantly evaluate and improve our skills. Each and every one of our teachers and support staff are trained to the highest standard, highlighting the value that we invest in each individual. Our consultants receive specialised training in the legal and practical requirements of education, and each teacher works with a dedicated consultant, ensuring that you always have a single point of contact.

Why not make the best move for your career? Get in touch and discover the many ways Step Teachers can accelerate your route to work by simply dropping us a line on:

North London Branch           020 8920 2032

South London Branch          020 7801 6338

East Anglia Branch              01603 877 070

South West Branch             01752 764 227

You can also check out our website at, where it is easy to search our vacancies and upload your CV.  Alternatively, why not join the online Step Family by following us on Facebook and Twitter?

To be the best, Step Teachers has to recruit the best & most capable teaching staff, and working together we can all achieve our goals.

Step Teachers – always one step ahead

Step Teachers Supply Teaching Agency with offices in London, East Anglia, and the South West

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Protocol Education


Protocol Education - Education Recruitment Agecny

Why choose Protocol Education?

At Protocol Education we understand the needs of Teachers, Support Staff and schools, putting every effort into matching our candidates to their ideal jobs. We work hard to ensure that our registered candidates enjoy working in the Nurseries, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools we look after. We listen to our staff and understand the importance of feedback, in order to maintain the high standards of service we offer.

We are currently looking for:

  • Primary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • SEN Teachers
  • Support Workers
  • SEN Support Workers
  • Nursery Staff
  • Newly Qualified Teachers

We are happy for you to register online, or pop into your local branch for a chat about the work we can offer you.

Where to find us:

With branches all over England, there will most likely be a Protocol branch covering the area you would like to work. Several of our branches are in London, so if you want to work in the capital, Protocol Education is the agency to choose! We are all about keeping up contact, and are happy to help in any way we can.

What you can expect once you register with us:

  • Work local to you
  • Great rates of pay
  • New opportunities
  • Variety of work
  • Friendly consultants
  • Regular contact and support

Don’t just take our word for it!

To get an insight of what it’s really like to work through Protocol Education you can read our blog, where each entry is written by a Teacher or Support Worker registered with Protocol Education. From teaching resources to amusing classroom stories, you can get a real understanding of why education professionals choose Protocol Education!

It’s not just about supply!

Supply teaching can open the door to many other opportunities, as when a school gets to know you they may consider you for a long-term or permanent role in the future. As well as these opportunities, we are also recruiting experienced career professionals into permanent teaching roles. If you are currently in a permanent teaching job but are looking to move to the next step in your career, we can help to put you forward for long-term and permanent positions in the schools we look after.

So, register for supply work with Protocol Education and we’ll be in contact soon!

To find out more about working with Protocol Education, call our registration team on 020 3219 7760 or find us on Facebook and Twitter, where we share news from the company as well as education articles and stories.

Our Contact Details:



Phone 020 3219 7700

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