Kath at Supply Desk has been fabulous this year, supporting us in recruiting high quality staff. We have built a partnership where Supply Desk understand the needs of the Academy, the challenges we face and the qualities that will enable teachers to be successful.
The quality of the candidates you have sent to us at Sandbrook are very good.
Angela Taylor, Sandbrook CP School
“Moving country and basically starting a new life was always going to be daunting and nerve racking. Although when you have an incredible amount of support with planning and processing stages, it takes that stress away.
The team at Teach In in Australia (Jenna and Gemma) were phenomenal in keeping in contact and ensuring my mates and I were up to date with all the forms . They were always happy to answer all questions (no matter what time of day it was).
Before we left we had been contacted via phone and email by our UK consultant (Neil Waddington). Although the time difference was sometimes difficult to manage, again Neil was open to any questions and happy to help in any way possible. Neil kept in contact with us on how the job hunting was going and ensured there was going to be plenty of work.
Two mates and I landed in Leeds on Thursday the 12th of January 2017. Neil greeted us at Manchester airport and drove us to our apartment in Leeds. He made us feel welcome with a night out on the town on Friday night and on the following Monday had two Job interviews each for us lined up. It was that Tuesday that I accepted a full time supply position at an “Outstanding school”.
Without the help and assurance from all the staff at Teach In / Supply Desk and Neil as our on the ground consultant, there is no way that my house mates and I would have been able to land on the ground running as smoothly as we did.”
Ryan Timmermans, Australian Primary School Teacher working in Leeds, UK
Using Supply Desk has enabled us to bring some excellent Australian teachers into our school and their ethos completely fits our vision. They have High Expectations for the children it terms of their behaviour and work. They are Caring and develop relationships with the children quickly so that they are trusted. They have Positive Attitudes and bring that sense of energy and fun to the classroom and school. Finally, they are Successful getting great work and pride from the children they work with.
I would wholly recommend employing teachers from a different country as they bring a fresh outlook and energy to your staff team.
Martin Lumb, Head Teacher, Hunslet Carr Primary School, Leeds
The service that I received from Claire and Luci at Supply Desk was brilliant. They arranged to meet me on the day I got in contact with them to complete the admin side of things. From that, they were in contact with me, letting me know about schools that were interested, showcasing their amazing customer service skills. This resulted in a quick turn around in getting me into a school and getting work for myself, all with a matter of days. I am now placed permanently and doing my NQT induction all within a week! Supply Desk are FAB!
Sam Coble, NQT Primary Teacher, Year 2, East London