Supply Teacher Agencies Articles 

How do supply teaching agencies really operate? Certainly they can provide a vital function for both schools and teachers, but let’s look under the hood and examine the industry in detail.

  • Supply Teacher - Local Authority Supply Pools

Now is the Time to Return to Local Supply Teacher Pools

2020-06-01T11:07:31+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Furlough Supply Teachers, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers|

This is how Local Authorities, Multi Academy Trusts and other school groups in England are running cost-effective and ethical supply pools, today. Over the last twenty years, the supply teaching sector has become a fragmented wild west where it’s all too common for schools to be fleeced and supply teachers exploited. It’s time [...]

  • For Schools - Supporting Supply Teachers During Coronavirus

For Schools: Supporting Supply Teachers During Coronavirus

2020-04-29T20:18:50+00:00Coronavirus, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Supply Teachers Furlough, Teachers|

You may have heard that thousands of supply teachers across the country have been struggling to receive financial support during the coronavirus pandemic. Many agencies and the umbrella companies which agency teachers work through have either not yet furloughed their teachers or have only been able to offer them furlough at 80% of the [...]

  • Supply Teacher Furlough Pay During Coronavirus

Supply Teacher Furlough Pay During Coronavirus

2020-04-29T19:26:13+00:00Coronavirus, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Supply Teachers Furlough, Teachers|

Many supply teachers have been ‘left in limbo’ amid uncertainty of eligibility for furlough payments. The reason for this is that there are several employment and payment mechanisms which are used across the sector, and Government guidance has not yet explicitly addressed furlough eligibility for every scenario. Below we break down how these mechanisms [...]

  • Supply Teacher Agency Umbrella Pay

How to improve your supply teaching pay by 25% at no extra cost to the schools you regularly work in

2020-02-25T17:53:41+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

We’re currently helping supply teachers to earn up to 25% more than via a typical agency/umbrella company arrangement at no extra cost to their regular school(s). We have found that Employer’s NI contributions, admin fees and other deductions are routinely being taken from supply teachers’ agreed rate of pay. Those teachers thought they had [...]

  • Pupils Running In Playground

Why is a school recruitment company trying to help schools spend less on recruitment?

2020-06-01T11:08:33+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs, WasteNotWantMore|

Every year, over £0.5bn is spent on recruitment agency fees in public sector schools alone. That’s a staggering £30,000 per school! Whether it’s agency fees for temporary staff or permanent staff (including temporary to permanent fees), online job advertising or other indirect recruitment costs like admin and consultancy fees, this much-needed money is being diverted [...]

  • Supply Teacher Pay Umbrella

Agency Supply Teacher Pay: Deciphering the Deductions

2020-02-20T12:00:09+00:00Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Our recent exposé on agency fees charged to schools generated much heated debate from schools, agencies and teachers. Now it's the teachers' turn. Here we’ll shine a light on the other side of the coin -- agency supply teacher pay, and the often indecipherable fees, deductions and accruals that appear each week on the payslips of agency [...]

  • Supply Teacher Agencies and Finder’s Fees – A Textbook Case

Supply Teacher Agencies and Finder’s Fees – A Textbook Case

2020-02-20T12:00:14+00:00Education Recruitment, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

How a London Primary school now saves thousands on agency fees The Background Primary School in Inner London, 420 pupils Since October 2018, the school has engaged a KS2 teacher, Claire*, via a traditional supply agency. Claire was speculatively marketed to the school via an email. Coincidentally the school had a sudden need [...]

  • Supply Teacher Teaching Agencies Education Recruitment Agencies

How to save a lot of money on long-term agency staff – and pay teachers more

2019-07-17T14:05:38+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Teaching and Education Jobs|

The Challenge Many schools use agency staff on a long-term basis. In fact, some agency staff can work in schools for years and still be 'on the agency's books'. This incurs a massive accumulation of cost that's crippling school budgets and hurting teachers – but it's been the price of having off-payroll staff for [...]

  • Supply Teaching Agencies Education Recruitment

Labour Party call for an alternative to education recruitment agencies. Teacher Booker is that alternative.

2019-07-17T14:05:38+00:00Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Teaching and Education Jobs|

"At a time when our schools have to ask parents to give extra money for books and classroom essentials, it’s crazy we’re spending half a billion pounds a year just on agency fees. That money should be spent on teachers and the badly needed resources our children need to get a world class education"  [...]

  • School teaching jobs Education jobs Teaching Agencies

The Slow Death of School Funding: 2 Ways to Survive Through Innovating Your Recruitment Strategies

2019-06-13T15:17:29+00:00Behaviour Management, School Funding, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Introduction Outrage at public sector cuts is now so routine, that it’s hard to feel any authentic anger towards the government. But ire, in this instance, is appropriate. With school funding set to remain flat for the next two years despite inflation, schools are fated to have to make their own cuts – most worryingly, [...]