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Supply Teachers Articles 

Every day thousands of supply teachers around the country help to keep schools running smoothly, maintaining learning outcomes for pupils — often in the face of multiple challenges. We explore how to make sure this vital job is properly supported and rewarded.

  • Teacher Booker announcement of Crescent Purchasing Consortium Framework appointment

Teacher Booker Appointed to Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s (CPC) Temporary and Permanent Staffing Framework

2022-07-18T11:14:22+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers, Teachers|

In addition to our recent appointment to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply Teachers Framework, we are pleased to announce a further appointment to the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) Temporary and Permanent Staffing Framework as a provider across 4 lots, including as one of only 4 providers appointed to the lot for Education Vendor [...]

  • School recruitment

What is the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework, and how does it help me?

2022-07-12T14:26:10+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

Teacher Booker have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Supply Teachers and Temporary Staffing Framework. Here's what that means for supply teachers and support staff, school leaders, MATs and Local Authorities. What is the Framework for? The CCS Framework is not simply a commercial vehicle for companies to provide supply [...]

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Teacher Booker Awarded a Place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply Teachers and Temporary Staffing Framework

2022-07-12T15:44:14+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Jobs, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers, Teachers|

Teacher Booker have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Supply Teachers and Temporary Staffing (STaTS) framework on both Lot 1 - Direct provision of Supply Teachers, Education Support Staff and other temporary staffing services and Lot 4 - Education Technology Platform Provision of Supply Teachers, Education Support Staff and other temporary [...]

  • Teacher in a School

Reforming the Treatment and Engagement of Temporary Workers in Schools

2022-02-22T11:40:20+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Local Authority Supply Pools, School Funding, Schools, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment|

Schools across the UK have been facing a severe short term staffing shortage this winter. So much so that the DfE even launched a brief campaign to encourage former teachers back into the classroom, on a supply basis, to support continued in-person provision. But it hasn’t been enough to ensure continuity of provision across [...]

  • supply teacher pay

Paid to Scale – What’s behind the numbers?

2021-10-28T15:18:00+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Funding, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

As part of a series on teacher pay and agency supply rates, Ollie Parsons lifts the veil on long term supply teacher pay rates to help you work out if your agencies are on the up and up.  The agencies are coming… With the October resignation deadline on the horizon schools will soon be [...]

  • Supply teacher pay

Supply Teacher Pay Breakdown – Are You Being Paid to Scale?

2021-10-21T15:27:20+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Funding, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

As part of a series on teacher pay and agency supply rates, Ollie Parsons lifts the veil on supply teacher pay rates to help you calculate if you’re getting a fair deal. Teachers! Know your rates! With the October resignation deadline on the horizon schools will soon be employing new staff for November/January starts [...]

  • Teaching in lockdown

Teaching in Lockdown – 10 Things You Never Expected to Hear, Say or Do as a Teacher!

2021-07-16T14:13:01+00:00Behaviour Management, Coronavirus, Supply Teachers, Teacher Stress, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

Georgina Bromilow, a former classroom and supply teacher who now helps schools and teachers connect at Teacher Booker, explores the often humorous twists and turns of remote learning. We really don’t know how you’ve done it, but here you are, “finally at the finish line” as one of our teachers put it. Remote learning, [...]

  • Teaching Assistant helping child

Demonstrating Social Value by Ensuring School Support Staff are Paid the Living Wage

2021-07-16T13:09:48+00:00Education Recruitment, Furlough Supply Teachers, School Jobs, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teachers|

Building on our campaign to access fair pay for all supply teachers and school support staff we are today delighted to announce our accreditation as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage campaign has a basic fairness at its heart: all workers should be paid enough to live [...]

  • Teacher Vacancies

What the coronavirus pandemic will mean for school recruitment this year

2021-06-04T12:16:34+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, School Jobs, School Vacancies, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

Since March the education sector, like many others, has faced a once in a generation challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst schools have done a fantastic job in tackling the situation head on, we can anticipate that a new set of challenges, particularly around recruitment and workforce, will emerge when the school year [...]

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Now is the Time to Return to Local Supply Teacher Pools

2021-07-14T10:29:57+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 [...]