Our recruitment services
When working with us you’ll be assigned a dedicated consultant with a detailed knowledge of the local area, meaning you will get a quick response when you need it most.
Our consultants visit as many of their schools as possible. Our aim is to develop an in-depth knowledge of your school and your requirements, enabling us to find the most suitable candidates every time.
Contact one of our specialist consultants today:
West Midlands - 0121 274 0345
East Midlands - 01509 608 017
North Staffordshire - 01782 728 064
South Staffordshire - 01543 410 500
Coventry and Warwickshire - 02476 510 097
Or email: enquiries@ABC-teachers.co.uk
As many of our consultants will have stood in front of a class and covered lessons on a variety of assignments, they really understand what supply teaching is all about. Above all, education is about children and young people learning and developing. The best way to help them learn and develop is through quality, reliable teaching staff – that’s why we are here.
National Tutoring Programme (NTP)
ABC Teachers, Smart Teachers and Vision for Education are an approved Tuition Partner for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). Find out more about how your school can access highly-subsidised tuition on our National Tutoring Programme web page.
Online Tutoring Service
ABC Teachers offers an Online Tutoring Services for primary, secondary and SEND schools and other alternative education providers for:
students currently not in school
SATs, GCSE and A-Level exam preparation, and
pupils who require extra support with learning.
Find out more about the service and our bespoke interactive learning platform on our Online Tutoring Service page.
ABC Teachers offer the following 1-2-1 and small group sessions, which can be delivered face-to-face or online by our fully qualified and vetted teachers:
- Focused package - Catch-up on education missed last academic year
(primary and secondary)
- Booster package - English, maths and science booster sessions
- Advance package - Subject specific booster sessions
- Tailor-made package - Bespoke packages, tailor-made to meet your school’s needs
(primary and secondary)
Please see out Tuition Packages page for more information.
Our day to day service is second to none. Our offices are open from 07:00 until 17:30 and we also run a manned out-of-hours service. We understand that an emergency booking means an emergency.
To contact us out of office hours, including weekends, please call 07599 329215
All of our teachers are prepared to be up and ready in the mornings so that we can call on them at any time. This enables them to get to your school as quickly as possible to ensure the least disruption for your classes.
Competitive charge rates
We know that cost is an important factor and that most schools have limited budgets. Therefore, we have developed our charge rates to give schools excellent value, providing quality teachers and an unrivalled service at a price your school can afford.
In our recent customer satisfaction survey to schools, 100% of our user schools said that our charge rates were excellent, very good, good or average.
Regulations and compliance
October 2011 saw the implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) 2010. ABC Teachers have worked alongside the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to ensure that our systems fully encompass the legislation. ABC Teachers are fully compliant and we will effectively manage AWR for your school.
For further information regarding AWR and to request a brochure, please email: awr@ABC-teachers.co.uk
We also fully comply with the IR35 regulations.
As an REC member all of our policies and procedures are in accordance with current legislation and ethical expectations. We adhere to their Code of Practice and Complaints Procedure. Both of these documents are available to view on request.
We have been awarded the DfE Gold Standard since it replaced the Quality Mark, and have achieved 100% compliance in all audits conducted by them.
Work collaboratively with us
We offer an additional package to our schools called the Collaborative Agreement. This package can vary depending on the school’s needs and includes financial discounts, community benefits such as award sponsorships, sports kits and career days and much more. Please contact your consultant for more information.
We will ask for regular feedback on the teachers and staff who work at your school through us. This helps us build up a picture of the candidates who have worked well at your school so that we can tailor future placements for you.
To complement our supply service, ABC Teachers also offer permanent teacher, support staff and leadership recruitment with the same values and ethics that have made us a first choice for primary, secondary and SEND schools and multi-academy trusts across the country.
Our permanent recruitment package has been designed to ensure:
- We attract high-calibre candidates for every vacancy.
- We reduce the time and work involved in permanent recruitment within your school.
- It’s the cost-effective way to recruit.
Permanent recruitment package
Our dedicated Permanent Recruitment Service now offer a great Search and Select Service, to help you find the best staff and reduce the time, work and money spent on recruitment in your school.
Search & Select Service – no upfront costs
Getting to know you & your school
You'll have an experienced and knowledgeable consultant, who'll work closely with you and keep you up-to-date throughout the whole process. We believe that a true understanding of your school environment and its individual needs is key to successful recruitment. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your school, to help ensure we find you the perfect candidate.
Making sure your job gets seen
We'll make sure we attract the highest calibre candidates, by writing an engaging job advert and tailoring our advertising to make sure your job reaches the right people. We'll also place a silver advert on tes.com at no extra cost.
Finding the best person for the post
We take a pro-active approach to finding the perfect candidate. We have access to our own large pool of education professionals, send out strategic job alerts and actively search for the best active and non-active candidates in the UK and internationally.
Narrowing the field
We will interview all applicants to understand their suitability for your role, verify their right to work status, complete Children’s Barred List and DBS checks and obtain at least one reference from senior leadership. We'll recommend the strongest candidates for shortlisting and support with arranging interviews.
There are no upfront costs for our Search & Select Service - you only pay an introduction fee if you appoint some to the role.
Teacher & support worker vacancies - 12.5% fee payable upon appointment
Leadership vacancies - 20% fee payable upon appointment
For more information, please contact our Permanent Recruitment Service, who will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Tel: 0191 267 6555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We take the safety and protection of pupils seriously. All our candidates are fully vetted through our rigorous safeguarding and interview processes.
Our safeguarding processes are in line with both the DfE (Department for Education) and REC’s (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) guidelines. You can be fully confident of your candidate’s background and suitability to work in your school.
We meet every potential candidate face to face, to get to know them and understand their particular strengths. In addition, we have a dedicated and experienced safeguarding department, which works independently from schools, candidates and branches so that checks are carried out in complete confidence by trained vetting staff. A branch cannot offer you a member of staff until the candidate has been fully cleared by our safeguarding team.
Each time you book a member of staff from ABC Teachers, you can be sure that the following have been completed:
- Face-to-face interview*
- Right to work check
- Photo ID and address check
- A current enhanced DBS certificate including barred list check, registered on the Update Service
- TRA lists checked for prohibitions
- Medical check
- Last ten years work history and a minimum of two professional references obtained**
- Relevant qualifications check
- Childcare Disqualification Questionnaire (for candidates working within the primary sector)
- Overseas police check/certificate of good conduct confirmed (where applicable)
* We are currently conducting video interviews in line with Government guidance during the pandemic.
** One reference will be from the candidate’s most recent and substantial relevant employer, and requested references will cover the last two years of employment.
Once a candidate is cleared for work, continued suitability is monitored for all active candidates and ongoing checks are performed by our central Safeguarding team.
Our Service and Safeguarding Guarantee provides more information about the vetting checks we complete for our supply staff.