I have been working with Chris at Supply Desk since March of this year. In this time Chris has supported our school and met our needs as and when I have requested teachers. Some requests have been extremely difficult but Supply Desk have come up with the goods for me each time.
Being a Catholic secondary school we do like to see Catholic candidates but they are few and far between at the moment. In the short weeks I have worked alongside Chris he has found me 3 Catholic teachers! This is a partnership I am looking forward to increasing and developing.
Mrs Arianna Nattriss, All Saints Catholic Academy
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.
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
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
I like the fact that we get to liaise with the same person when seeking cover / info etc. Joshua has been extremely efficient, polite and helpful.
Darryl Shear, Ringmer Community College