We have been working with Supply Desk for a number of years and they have always provided us with an excellent choice of candidates. As a high performing school we set exceptionally high standards for our teachers, Chris has been managing our account since February and has provided us with outstanding quality teachers in Biology and Religious Studies and we will continue to work with him for our future needs.
Mrs Linda Anstey, Nottingham Girls' High School
Massive quality teacher pool, very rarely unable to provide.
Oakmeeds Community College
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.
Working with Nav (in the Bucks office) was incredible not just because he got me a job (!), but because of the value he places on his relationships with the people he works with. Not only did he take the time to get to know me, but it was instantly apparent that he has an in-depth knowledge of the schools in his area. When Nav told me about a vacancy I wasn't just left to the school's website and Ofsted reports to find information out. He told me the things you can't get from a website - what the Head was like, how the school is regarded in the community, and his knowledge of their philosophy after years of working with them. When you're trying to find a job from the other side of the world, this kind of first-hand insight is priceless. I worked with several agencies when I was job hunting but can honestly say Nav was the one to place me because he was the BEST.
Jess McIvor, Australian teacher working in Buckinghamshire, UK
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me over the past couple months! Before I came here to Bucks I did not have the best school or support from my previous agency up in Nottingham. Therefore my confidence was at a low. After speaking with Nav and realizing that there were other schools much better, I first didn’t believe you, but realized I wasn’t ready to go home. I am so glad that you were able to convince me to stay in England for the full year. If it wasn’t for your endless search to find me the best fit I would have gone home discouraged and had a bad opinion of teaching and possibly not pursued it further. For that I am truly thankful and grateful for everything you have done!
Now I must return home, and because of all my UK teaching experience I was able to land a teaching job in Canada. I couldn’t be happier to have received the position! Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Meghan Carter, Canadian Teacher working in Bucks, UK