Educational Recruitment agencies have come under fire in recent years for charging high fees to schools, many of whom are already struggling financially, and are often left with no choice but to use agencies in light of a growing recruitment and retention crisis. In response to this, the DFE have put together a list of preferred agencies who:
help schools get value for money
set standard practice for safeguarding checks
set standard practice for agency fees
The agencies that have signed up to be part of this deal have agreed to:
complete thorough checks on all their workers
be open about their rates – showing the mark-up they charge
give schools the opportunity to avoid paying temp-to-perm fees
always tell you that they’re part of the deal
offer the terms they agreed as part of the deal first.
Unfortunately, TeachLearn Recruitment only came into existence after the tendering process for the DFE deal had closed, meaning we are not listed as part of this service. However, we are committed to helping schools achieve value for money by promising that:
We are open about our rates. If in doubt, please ask
We ensure all our workers are fully checked, to ensure all safeguarding protocols are satisfied
We do not charge temp-to-perm fees after 16 weeks - this is a promise
We are willing always to work will schools to prevent temp-to-perm fees in other circumstances.
TeachLearn Recruitment is led by two experienced, practicing, school leaders. We recognise the damage that extortionate fees can do to the learning of students. Teaching and learning comes first in every decision we make, and so we will always work with schools to help you achieve value for money.