Why use Education Recruitment Agencies?
Teaching recruitment agencies play a pivotal role in securing aspiring and experienced teachers jobs all across the education sector. Whether you are applying for your first teaching job as a supply teacher, teaching assistant or a full-time permanent teaching position, no matter your level of experience, you may need the help of an education recruitment agency.
They have the distinction of working with numerous schools looking to hire across the sector, having built up trusted relationships with them over the years. This can work in your favour, as many schools have sought help from permanent and supply teaching agencies to handle their recruitment. This can be much more comfortable and less stressful for candidates, rather than applying for teaching jobs directly via a school.
With many teaching agencies to choose from, how can you be sure you’re selecting the right one to source the right candidates for you? And if you’re an applicant, how do you know you’re using the right education recruitment agencies to find your perfect teaching role? Whether you’ve successfully landed teaching assistant roles or private school jobs in the past, or you’ve never used an education agency before, Always Flourishing’s list of questions can help you know your recruitment agency will be the right fit.
5 Questions to Ask your Teaching Jobs Agency
How easy is it to move from supply to permanent teaching jobs?
If you’re just starting your teaching career, supply teaching roles can provide fantastic opportunities to gain experience, build connections and experience first-hand how to apply yourself in various types of schools. It’s the same with teaching assistant positions. Once you start working as a supply teacher, it can be much easier to move to permanent roles. Always Flourishing have helped numerous supply teaching assistants transition to full-time positions in schools.
How can I ensure I’m covered financially during the holidays if I’m a supply teacher?
To receive holiday and sick pay, you must hold a permanent teaching position. Unfortunately working in supply teaching or short-term contracts you don’t receive holidays or sick leave. It can be stressful, so it’s worth considering whether becoming a supply teacher is something you want to do. However, supply work offers other benefits that permanent roles don’t.
Will I receive support from my teachingeducation recruitment agency?
Registered candidates at Always Flourishing will receive genuinely bespoke recruitment services that take the stress away from applying for jobs. We offer our candidates a vast variety of placement opportunities, ranging from daily supply work to long-term placements, and even part-time and full-time assignments to meet your needs. We also offer professional development courses, teaching interview technique services, coaching and wellbeing services. See our Added Value page for more info.
Why should I choose Always Flourishing?
Here at Always Flourishing, we believe that teacher and student wellbeing are at the heart of our service. We believe that education professionals should be nurtured as pupils are, and our mission is to bring wellbeing to education recruitment, helping to create environments where teachers enjoy what they do, and children love learning. We believe in shared value, and we want our clients to see us as their trusted agency, and candidates to see us as their personal mentors.
How can you ensure I’m able to land a teaching job that will suit me?It’s easy to feel lost when registering with an education recruitment agency. We’re all looking for something different, and teaching, as its widely documented, is a tough profession. Always Flourishing want our candidates to enjoy teaching careers where you are rewarded for your efforts, rather than make you feel overworked and stressed. Our approach is simple, and one vital step is preparing you for success, based on a series of conversations to identify that perfect role for you.