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A Star Teachers

| February 17, 2011 | 18 Comments

“A Star Teachers is a teacher recruitment company owned and operated by teachers. We recruit our teachers from all over the world and have a strong affiliation with Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.

We provide a complete range of teaching positions in London and its surrounds. Our teachers work in a wide variety of schools including quiet suburban areas, inner city locations and schools with a wide ethnic and multicultural mix of students. Schools we work with may be private, government, special and denominational. We cover all subject areas and levels; including Early Childhood, Primary teaching jobs, Secondary teaching jobs, Special Educational Needs, Teaching Assistants and Senior Management.

We offer excellent rates of pay and outstanding support whilst providing an extensive range of daily supply, contract and permanent teaching.”

~A Star Teachers Website

A Star Teachers, 5.1 out of 10 based on 16 ratings
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Rating: 5.1/10 (16 votes cast)

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  1. Guest says:
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    Worked for them a couple of years ago. Seemed friendly and helpful but work was slow to materialise. I was very disappointed with their attitude to pay. Got given rate for the day over the phone because they needed someone urgently then paid me less. Had to chase my pay for ages before I got the difference. Also, important details like agreeing pay with schools for long term placement was very last minute and wasn’t as high as suggested.

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  2. guest says:

    A-star are a joke. I bet they write the positive reviews themselves and shamelessly give themselves maximum stars. I registered with them, 5 years without a single day of work, then after those years a ”consultant” calls me as there is some urgent assignment in a neighbouring town. So I ask her: on what grounds are you calling me? The shameless woman goes: YOU WORK FOR US.Even though they never ever called me for 4 tears. They did not care whether I was alive at all. So define ‘work’, A-God forsaken ‘stars’. Pathetic scum.
    I bet all the 5-star comments are written by A-pathetic-star workers themselves.

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  3. guest says:

    A-star are a joke. I bet they write the positive reviews themselves and shamelessly give themselves maximum stars. I registered with them, 5 years without a single day of work, then after those years a ”consultant” calls me as there is some urgent assignment in a neighbouring town. So I ask her: on what grounds are you calling me? The shameless woman goes: YOU WORK FOR US.Even though they never ever called me for 4 tears. They did not care whether I was alive at all. So define ‘work’, A-God forsaken ‘stars’. Pathetic scum.

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  4. Jay says:
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    They are liars about providing jobs in a specific location that I wanted to work at. Instead, they send me somewhere far to work away from the same location that I wanted to work at. They posted ads that I wanted to work at a particular location, but told me that there are no more positions left or was very competitive with thousands of ppl applying. If that was true, then why would they still post ads with the location I wanted to work at? Again, they are liars. Not professional. They are racist about other people preferring another group of race to work for them. They can just kiss my ass.

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  5. Matthew Linehan says:
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    I registered with A Star Teachers in November 2013 and I can honestly say that they have provided a fantastic service. I have since been placed in to a long term role and an Outstanding school located within easy reach to where I live. The consultants are all teachers themselves and have been in regular contact with me since my placement started. Would highly recommend this agency.

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  6. AJ says:
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    I signed up with this agency years ago and heard nothing. I called them recently about work and, like many other reviews they promised to get me loads of long term posts.
    The schools they did send me to where miles away from my house, they would often call at the last minute and they messed me about big time.
    Some of the girls there are lovely, really trying their best, but overall this is not a good agency. Would NOT recommend.

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  7. Sanya says:
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    Would not recommend this agency at all! I joined the agency in late 2012. Made loads of promises about long term/permanent but was given nothing despite the fact that they kept saying they get loads of work! I hardly got daily supply! Probably once a week and the morning call used to be extremely late! Sent me to schools so far used to rush like mad to school. Some of the schools I been in had been a pleasure to work in however I experienced a horrible time in one of the schools and the director of the agency was very rude and unprofessional! I dont work with this agency anymore!!!

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  8. usha says:
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    The turnover of staff at this agency must be very large, as I have never spoken to the same person twice, or, when I have asked for someone by name, nobody knows who they are.

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  9. BT says:
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    I registered with this agency and they promised loads and loads of work after making me pay all of these extra fees for yet another CRB… then heard nothing back. This agency is a joke.

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  10. Freddie says:
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    Registered with this agency and heard very little from them after registration. Have called up in the mornings for work, but just seem to get fobbed off. Other agencies have kept me in constant short-term and long-term work, and have also kept their promises. Every time I call A Star the consultants seems to change so they have no idea who I am?? I am sorry but I couldn’t really recommend this agency at all.

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  11. albertdog says:
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    I joined this agency in June 2010, since when I have heard nothing from them whatsoever. I have phoned in the morning and afternoons, but I get either a recorded message or told that ‘things are slack’.

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  12. DS says:
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    Second time working for A star, long-term placements in both cases. Staff are very friendly.

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  13. Faith says:
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    I’ve worked for A Star since 2005, when a friend introduced me to the agency. Over the years, the agency has secured several long term contracts for me, while providing in-house training for all their staff . I’ve tried leaving A Star, but I always come back because I couldn’t find an agency that offered me what A Star were offering: steady/ consistent work, a good pay rate, regular training, and a selection of pay role companies to handle my tax/salary payments. A Star do offer an “A Star” service!

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  14. Amy N says:
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    I registered with this agency a few months ago and have never heard from them since. They promised me lots of work but everytime I called in none was available. I do not recomend them and have worked for a fantastic agency now for the last few months and find their services far more superior.

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  15. Tim Newell says:
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    Unlike other agencies A Star take a very personal approach to recruitment. They realise the requirements of teachers because they either teach themselves or have done so in the past. Work is always local and regular.
    I would recommend them to anyone.

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  16. Helen McCann says:
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    Since joining A Star in Ocotober 2010 I have not worked with another agency – there has simply been no need as I get 100% of my work with A Star and frequently work 5 days a week, in my subject, in local schools. I will shortly be starting a 3 month contract in one of my favourite schools, in my subject and cannot wait to start.

    The staff are always friendly and helpful and I trust them to work hard for me. I feel they understand my needs due to their own experiences as teachers and this I find to be invaluable.

    I cannot recomment this agency enough, they have been wonderful in my every dealing with them!

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  17. Ben says:
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    I arrived in London mid October and registered with A Star Teachers on the 4th Nov. To my relief and joy, I had work the following week which was fantastic, as I had received no work from the other agencies.

    To date, A Star have provided me with over 60% of the work, which I am very grateful for. They are warm, friendly and have excellent communication. They are honest and will work hard for you, if you are committed. Their social evenings are fun and they go out of their way to treat and thank you.

    With A Star Teachers, you are looked after and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for supply work.

    Thank you A Star Teachers!!

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  18. Paul Steenkamp says:
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    I have been working for A Star Teachers for a while now and have been impressed with their professional service. Since they are all teachers, they understand the needs and demands of teaching and is able to provide ongoing support to their candidates. Their rates of pay is really competitive and their is always a variety of vacancies available. I would personally recommend A Star Teachers to any prospective teacher, teaching assistant or special needs educator.

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