Being able to find good supply staff for short term and long term placements is vital to the efficient running of the school. First for Education is our supply agency of choice and has been for some time for the following reasons:
- We can rely on a suitable person being provided, even at very short notice.
- The agency takes time to understand what our needs are, even to the extent of having face to face meetings to discuss possible candidates.
- The agency can provide us with teachers, teaching assistants and administrative staff.
- The calibre of the supply staff is high. In several instances we have gone on to appoint the person provided as a permanent member of staff.
- The agency is friendly, approachable and professional.
- They do not waste our time phoning to solicit business!
- Information about payment and long term conditions is made very clear.
- Our contact is highly efficient, knowledgeable about schools and their needs and I can trust his judgement when he recommends staff. – Welsh House Farm Community School