The Leeds team at Supply Desk have been incredibly helpful during my time working in schools in the UK. I was lucky enough to come over with my brother and a friend, who both went through the agency as well. They walked us through all the nitty-gritty paperwork pre-departure, picked us up from the airport upon arrival, transported us to our initial accommodation, and even advised us where we could get a good meal. They allowed me the time I needed to settle in, such as setting myself up with a bank account, and finding permanent accommodation before organising interviews for potential job opportunities at various schools. The team were very thorough and helpful in finding me suitable work that utilised my experience while being very considerate of finding suitable schools close by, in order to lessen my travel time to and from work.
I would recommend this company to anyone who is considering teaching over in the UK, especially in Leeds. The incentives and flexibility in work arrangements that the company offer will suit anyone’s circumstances, whether you would like to work full-time and build bank, or go the casual supply route and travel around the UK & Europe.
Lachlan Beech, Australian Primary School Teacher working in Leeds, UK
Professional and efficient customer service from the branch staff.
Danielle Coxon, _Poplar Street Primary
I would like to say a few words about the service provided to Greengate Lane by Paige in the Sheffield branch over the last academic year. I have found her to be, helpful, responsive and friendly in dealing with any of our requirements. She has always listened to our specific needs and tried to match up the individual staff provided with the needs of the school. We have found the quality of these supply teachers to be consistently high and they have contri
Paige has shown a high level of dedication and consideration in respect of her duties and would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” on behalf of the school. We will certainly use Supply Desk in the future in light of the service provided this year.
Paul Cross, Acting Principal, Greengate Lane Academy
Your team have developed fantastic customer relations with myself and our cover department and understand the needs of the school. One of the most reassuring aspects is the sense that your team actively problem solve, it is such a help on stressful dark mornings! Huge thanks to Charmian, Darren and Fiona, you really are a godsend and with a sense of humour too! I regularly recommend Supply Desk to good quality people looking for a supply agency to work for, because I am very confident you will look after those you represent to a high standard too.
Leigh Ann Ellam, Chepstow School
Clare Hooton and her team at Supply Desk Sheffield were a tremendous help in transitioning to the UK from Australia. I first worked as a supply teacher in 2010, and within a couple weeks they had found me a year long maternity cover position in English. On my return to teaching in the UK in 2016 I was provided with supply work each day and within a week I received a semester long block in Geography. The GPS contract provided me with peace of mind, and at each step of the way I found Supply Desk highly professional and extremely helpful.