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Thames Teachers

| January 18, 2011 | 100 Comments

“Thames Teachers is a specialist Education recruitment agency run by teachers. We source Education professionals globally and place them into London schools, both mainstream and Special Educational Needs.

We operate on the basis that we only want to work with top tier supply teachers and support assistants. We want to work with the best so we treat our supply candidates like professionals paying well and forging mutually respected working relationships. As a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) we are committed to working in an ethical manner.”

~Thames Teachers Website

Thames Teachers, 9.6 out of 10 based on 98 ratings
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Rating: 9.6/10 (98 votes cast)

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  1. Natasha says:
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    Very friendly, personal and helpful agency. This was my first time using a teaching agency for supply work and they very quickly found me a suitable long term supply. The whole experience was much easier than I had thought and I was well advised, supported and not pressured along the way. Highly recommended. Thank you everyone at Thames Teachers.

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  2. Sheena says:
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    Thames Teachers have by far been the best of the three agencies I signed up with. The service they offer is excellent; Hannah really listened to what I was looking for and I didn’t feel I was being shoe-horned into roles I didn’t want. The schools where they have placed me have been great so far and there have been no issues about being paid on time or sorting timesheets etc, in fact, Chris at TT is very quick to get in touch with me and remind me if I forget to submit my sheets! Overall their service is very professional and really personable too – highly recommended!

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  3. Tracey says:
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    Thames Teachers have been great. I tried another agency first and they were everything that Thames is not. It was such a relief to find an agency that really tries hard to match you to your ideal job. Amazingly they found me a job for a term as an Art teacher part time in a really lovely school and now I am back doing daily supply. All of the schools I have been sent to have been great and I can honestly say I have enjoyed working in them all! Hannah is amazing and so helpful and I enjoy our chats!

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  4. Amanda says:
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    Thames Teachers is definitely the ‘go to’ of teaching agencies. The staff are friendly, approachable but above all, honest (which for those of you working who have worked with agencies before, you will know is not a common factor). I get to work in fantastic schools in central London on competitive rates of pay. I you are looking for an agency with a personal touch to get you into high quality schools, get in touch with Hannah at Thames Teachers.

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  5. Jennifer says:
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    I have been really impressed with Thames Teachers. Kim at Thames Teachers is always really friendly, professional and helpfuL. She found work for me at a brilliant school which I am really enjoying.

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  6. Matthew W says:

    Working with Thames Teachers was a pleasant and refreshing experience. Of all of the (many) recruitment services I have dealt with they were, undoubtedly, the most professional. They were thorough, friendly and prompt, but not overly pushy or predatory. I would very much recommend them over the rest.

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  7. Matthew W says:
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    Working with Thames Teachers was a pleasant and refreshing experience. Of all of the (many) recruitment services I have dealt with they were, undoubtedly, the most professional. They were thorough, friendly and prompt, but not overly pushy or predatory. I would very much recommend them over the restt

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  8. Tessa Gugenheim says:
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    I have just returned back to Canada after working in London for two years with Thames Teachers. My consultant, Deon arranged a teaching job in a primary school while I was in Canada. I originally planned on trying out a few schools but I liked this school so much I ended up staying with them for the full two years. The guys at Thames have been absolutely awesome – they even arranged a paid cab to the airport after I sprained my ankle playing netball!

    Will certainly recommend Thames to other Canadians thinking of teaching in London – they always were super helpful, friendly and professional.

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  9. Francine says:
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    I have been dealing with Hannah for about 6 months now. She has been great with answering any questions, sharing her own personal experiences and being very honest about the process. It felt like I was dealing with a friend not an agency. She has also been supportive since I have arrived, and checking in on me to make sure everything is going well. I would definitely recommend Thames to anyone moving over here to teach!

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  10. MARIA GKIZA says:
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    Kim is very helpful, friendly and professional. She is the only person who believed in me and helped me with everything. She explained to me everything in details, but she also helped me to find a job as a TA in a great school in less than a month. She is always willing to help with anything. I would strongly recommend Thames Teachers to anyone.These people are awesome. Thank you for your support!!!

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    Excellent service. Really friendly and they always have work

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  12. Ebony R says:
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    Awsome people at Thames! They keep going the extra mile and made me trust agencies again after an awsful experience elsewhere!

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  13. Jo says:
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    I cannot recommend Thames Teachers highly enough! From the get-go they have been extremely personable, helpful, and completely reliable. Not only did they pay for my international flight over, they actually secured two interviews for me before I arrived in the UK – by my third day in London I had a great long-term job in an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school thanks to Thames Teachers! They continue to support me and check in with me throughout the week, and they ensure that I get paid very well.
    I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in teaching.

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  14. Ted says:
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    Thames Teachers contacted me in Melbourne last year. They arranged a few Skype interviews with schools in London and I secured a role before coming over. Thames negotiated my pay – think I am paid to scale according to my experience back home which is great. They also arranged my first week’s accommodation in London which helped a lot as I didn’t know anyone here.

    Been in London for 3 weeks and all good so far. cannot rate these guys highly enough.

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  15. Dylan Vizzachero says:
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    I am an American teacher who just moved to the UK, and began looking for work as an unqualified teacher. After some frustrating experiences with other supply agencies, Thames Teachers was a breath of fresh air.

    They found me a semi-permanent job with the potential to become permanent within a few weeks of our first meeting, at a high quality (ofsted “outstanding”). I am being paid much more than any other supply agency offered, and they suggested my rate. Everyone that I’ve worked with from Thames Teachers has been extremely personable and kind, and very helpful.

    I have nothing but kind words for Thames Teachers and their staff, and have been enjoying the position they helped me find, with their continued support at my position.

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  16. Eike Bermann says:
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    I am from Austria and living in London for 6 months. Thames Teachers was great in finding me a MFL job in an independent school in Wimbledon.

    I am very happy and enjoying teaching German and French. The agency has looked after me well with good money and nice people to deal with. I highly recommend Thames Teachers.

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  17. James GREGORY says:

    These guys are great. Sorted my flight, New job and first week’s accommodation when I came over from Australia . Very good service. I think they are all teachers too which helps.

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  18. Eirini says:
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    Kim was the one that helped me with everything. As I had just moved in UK I had no idea of the educational system let alone what to expect of a teaching agency. Not only she explained to me everything in details, but she also helped me to find a permanent job as a TA in less than a month, with a rate significantly better than the average. She is always willing to help with anything. *****

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  19. Veronika Skrenkova says:
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    Thank you!

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  20. Iida says:

    I have only great things to say about Thames Teachers! They have been so helpful and supportive with everything. Special thanks to Hannah and Kim who are always happy to help (I’m new to working as a supply in London so I have had a lot of questions). I feel like they’ll always go the whole hog for you. I highly recommend Thames Teachers!

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  21. Chantel says:
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    I’ve only been with Thames Teachers for a week and they have already helped me to find amazing opportunities in the types of schools I’m interested in.

    Deon, Emily and Hannah have all been wonderfully helpful and are always available for queries and support.

    I would definitely recommend Thames Teachers!

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  22. Michael says:
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    I am starting teacher training next year and approached Thames Teachers to gain some classroom experience whilst doing a part time job. Kim at Thames Teachers has been most helpful and has arranged a part time TA role at a primary school working 1:1 with a boy with special educational needs. Loving the role thus far and Thames has been pretty good up until now!

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  23. Sandra W says:
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    Found Thames through word of mouth – a friend of mine who had worked with them rated them highly. Have been very impressed thus far – they helped me with a relocation package before I moved over from australia and came into a long term post straight away.

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  24. Chris says:
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    Great agency! What I thought was “the impossible” was made real when Emily at thames teachers managed to arrange a skype interview for me whilst on holiday in Portugal!

    I get to se my new school in London next week! so pleased with the service I have had from these guys thus far!

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  25. Marshall Law says:
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    Hannah Curran is the best! I wish I wrote this review earlier as TT and especially the wonderful Hannah (my former agent) so deserve it.

    You won’t believe at the opportunity that was presented to me through this agency. I always aspired to work at a private school and I ended up being offered a full-time year long contract.

    I mainly communicated with Hannah and she was always fabulous. A genuinely kind woman, personable, always honest with me concerning quality of schools, expectations etc., encouraging, communication was on point and all round an awesome human to talk to. Thank you Hannah!

    I would strongly recommend TT to anyone who wants a good rate of pay, friendly service and honestly once in a life time opportunities.

    Cheers TT!

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  26. Neil J. says:
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    As far as I know, Thames Teachers is the only agency that offers such a high starting rate (i.e. 140 pounds per day for a qualified teacher) and a 300 pound reimbursement after only working for them for 1 month…wow…I found this rate and reimbursement so helpful (especially arriving from South Africa with my Rands that didn’t go too far). I arrived in July and Thames Teacher was able to find me regular work as a Maths teacher. They have also now secured me a lovely permanent post at a good school and with a great salary. I feel incredibly lucky that Thames Teachers put all their time and effort into finding me this wonderful role and so fast too. I would definitely highly recommend Thames Teachers.

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  27. Sarah Newman says:
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    Thank you Thames Teachers for making my transition from my home country, Australia, to my new country of residence, the U.K.; so easy. I only arrived in January and you not only managed to set me up with a long term role from the start, but have now also secured me a permanent role to start this September. Amazing! Thank you again.

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  28. Katie Osbourne says:
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    Hannah at Thames Teachers was awesome! She helped me with my journey from Australia to London and has answered so many questions for me about the move, teaching in the UK etc. It helped as she was also a teacher who had completed a similar journey. I’ve been working in a highly paid, long-term contract and am still loving it a year on! Katie.

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  29. Kirsten says:
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    I arrived in the U.K. from South Africa on my own. I was welcomed by 2 lovely and friendly South African faces i.e. Jenna and Deon. The day I landed I went straight to meet them at the London office. A day later, Deon had already organised me work. I never looked back and always had plenty of work coming my way. They went out of their way to make sure I was happy at the schools I was placed at. Being from SA I was nervous about using the public transport, but they sent the most amazing directions and instructions and if I ever got lost (which was rare), they were on the phone immediately to guide me in the right direction. I highly recommend Thames Teachers. They put in a lot of work and effort for you as an individual. They are approachable, available and dependable!

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  30. Tim H says:
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    I’d never worked through an agency before however as I’m a full time class teacher at a busystem London school I didn’t have the time to look for my own role. I approached Thames teachers as the appeared to be the only London agency run by teachers. Several options were presented to me with one of them particularly interesting. After speaking with the schools headteacher, followed by bybthe interview and observations I was offered a permanent t position at the school

    Thames Teachers worked hard to Find me a perfect post taking the time to understand what type of school would be the right fit for me I don’t usually post on forums, however in this instance, I’ve been so impressed with their level.of service and perception that I wanted to thank them publically

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  31. Shannon Mckenna says:
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    Lots of TA work this year from this agency. They pay a lot more than my other agencies and the consultants seem to know what they are talking about and are always helpful.

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  32. Sally R says:
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    After returning to the UK after living overseas for a few years, I registered with Thames Teachers and have had regular work since! They work aroudn my personal situation juggling motherhood with work and don’t kick up a fuss if I am not available! I will continue workig through Thames next term and recommend them highly!

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  33. Nikita Khanom says:
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    I have been working on-and –off through Thames Teachers as a primary TA. I get regular daily work and have now just accepted a long term role at a Primary School I did regular supply at in Tower Hamlets. Jess, Emily and Laura are a great team who look after me well.

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  34. Oliver S. says:
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    Registered with these guys in NZ. They were helpful and efficient from the start. Lined up 3 skype interviews with schools before I came over. I was hesitant to start at a school I have not seen but I trusted the information they gave me and luckily its all worked out thus far.

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  35. Jill Andrews says:
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    I’ve recently come to London from Brisbane, Australia. This agency has really looked after me all the way. We had regular Skype chats which I found useful when making decisions on where to live and what jobs to consider.

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  36. Mike says:
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    I’ve been doing daily supply work with Thames Teachers for the past year. They always manage to book me in at great schools where I regularly work now. In the quieter periods of the year, I’ll generally take on longer-term or block bookings at these regular schools which work well for me.

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  37. Sarah Johnson says:
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    I moved to London from Dublin after completing my MA. I wanted to get an idea of what it was like to work in a city school. I came across Thanes Teachers through RMTA. I contacted the support team an was seen the next day. After a week they had already cleared my file and organised UK police check. By that time I had three interviews lined up and I’ve now secured a TA role at a school in Southwark. Thames Teachers has been really helpful I finding me the school that would get me the best possible experience. I highly recommend this agency.

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  38. Amelia says:
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    I recently arrived from Auckland, New Zealand and contacted couple of agencies about finding a long-term role. I had interviewed at 4 primary schools across London and went with Thames Teachers as they found the best fit for what I was looking for. Thanks guys!

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  39. James says:
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    I applied for a LSA role on the Thames Teachers website, met the team a few days later and went for an interview a week after that. I have now been working in an outstanding secondary school in Tower Hamlets since September. The Athens team are always available to discuss any issues I have, they are a great agency!

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  40. Keisha Ryan says:
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    Deon Maxwell created this job opportunity for me and I will be forever thankful. The agency is the best I have been with and they are so supportive and reliable. I recommend to all especially if you have the opportunity of dealing with Deon.

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  41. Eloise says:
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    I’m an Irish-trained Primary Teacher who found a long-term role in a private school straight away with Thames. This is an honest, professional and top-paying teaching agency that provided me with a friendly service.

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  42. marco says:
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    Been getting regular work through thames teachers at a school in south London. Friendly guys who seem to know what they are talking about and good rate at 140 per day.

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  43. Jasmine Rahman says:
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    I’m a Year 2 Teacher who found a permanent role within a week of registering with Thames Teachers. It has been a really positive experience as I’ve worked through a couple of agencies previously and Thames Teachers has been the best by far. My consultant actually listened to what I wanted and keeps in regular contact with me to see how it’s all going. Highly recommended.

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  44. Hugo Santiago Diaz says:
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    I arrived in the UK in June not having had any experience here. I approached 3 agencies who did not want to know me! I was beginning to lose hope when someone suggested I try Thames Teachers. They were lovely from the start and make every effort to find me work as a Teaching Assistant drawing from my experience back home. After a few days of supply I managed to secure a great job as a Learning Support Assistant in a primary school in Tower Hamlets. I am so happy to be working with early years as /I would eventually like to go back home to complete my B.Ed.

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  45. Reuben says:
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    This agency has been great to deal with. Highly recommended

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  46. Daniel says:
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    honest, ex-teachers so they understand what schools in London are actually like, great pay, quick response to emails and calls, friendly. overall I’m extremely happy to be working for this agency

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  47. Samara says:
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    Thames Teachers offers fantastic service, they listened to what I wanted and found me a great position in a Outstanding Academy which was exactly what I was after (and with an award one rate of pay!). Thanks!!

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  48. Sarah D says:
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    Nothing but good things to say about thames teachers. my consultant placed in me into a Maths post at a school in SW London. after a term I decided to move in with my partner in Seven Sisters. I was not enjoying the long commute and asked the agency if they would find me something closer to my new location. They did not mind at all and replaced me as well as finding me a great job in North London. I have just gone permanent at this new school – i believe these things happen for a reason and than Thames Teachers for making this happen!

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  49. Jeremy K says:
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    top agency!

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  50. Poppy Harrison says:
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    I arrived in London, from New Zealand, in January and was not sure what to expect. I registered with two agencies before I left NZ. Thames Teachers made the extra effort to stay in touch prior to my departure, with regular Skype sessions and updates on opportunities.

    Things have been great so far. I have been in a Secondary school as a Maths Teacher and might even go permanent at the end of the term.

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  51. Adam says:
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    I come from an admin background and Thames Teachers were very efficient in finding me suitable work close to home. As a New Zealander who is based in London, I like to travel as much as possible and Thames Teachers has always found work that is flexible around my plans. It’s a small and dedicated team and I don’t feel like just another number in their system. I would strongly recommend them.

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  52. Jen Neuschaffer says:
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    Friendly and helpful staff, placed me in a school and job that I absoloutley love, thanks guys!

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  53. Chris Ellen says:
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    Jenna and the team at Thames Teachers continue to provide an excellent service.

    Juggling two jobs I have never been short of work when I have wanted daily supply teaching, and am being paid a good daily rate compared to other agencies in London.

    The quality of the schools I have worked in tend to be rated ‘Good’ or above, and I haven’t had one negative experience in the last year.

    I really appreciate the work that the consultants put in, and the communication channels are fantastic. Definitely worth looking at if you’re after short or longer term teaching vacancies across London!

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  54. Nick says:
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    I registered with Thames Teachers about a month ago. Since then they have given me about 1 day per week of supply work. The quality of the schools was quite bad despite being rated “outstanding” by ofsted.

    They promised me they had a lot of schools in my area but I didn’t get a day that wasn’t at least a 45 minute commute. When I asked my recruiter about this she admitted that they had no schools close by.

    I have stopped working for them because they will call and tell you a school is “outstanding” but there were lots of behaviour issues with the students! This has happened at almost every school that they sent me to. I find their communication in this regard to be very deceptive! They are more concerned with filling numbers than being honest about where you will be teaching.

    I am not sure how this agency has received such a high rating. However I did receive an email from my recruiter a couple of weeks ago urging all of their contractors to give them a 5 out of 5 rating on this web site.

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  55. Justin says:
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    I have recently come over from South Africa. After registering with Thames Teachers, my consultant told me that I would not have to bother with registering with another agency. He was right – I have landed the perfect primary Teaching Post in Westminster which is central. The school is lovely and I couldn’t be happier. They told me that I would be paid the equivalent to permanent staff members and have delivered on that promise. I highly recommend this agency. They were are friendly, professional and pay good rates.

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  56. Georgia says:
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    Since joining Thames teacher I have been very impressed with their service. Deon and his team have gone out of their way to find me opportunities that suit my specific personal and teaching needs. They are always willing to offer advice, provide feedback and will discuss teaching options that benefit the teacher and their career above just getting you in a school-in other words, your not just a number to them! I would highly recommend Thames teachers to anyone! Plus the highest rate of pay is an added bonus!

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  57. Deon Groenewald says:
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    I recently came over from South Africa and walked straight into a long-term role in a London primary school on a much higher rate than other agencies quoted me. I would recommend this agency to anyone coming over to London.

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  58. mike s says:
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    I’ve been working for Thames Teachers (AER) since January and they are always really helpful. I came over from New Zealand with the plan to travel as much as possible. I’m travelling and working as much as I possibly can and the team at Thames Teachers always keeps me busy with supply work when I’m in London. I can’t fault the service and personable approach of this agency. There are plenty agencies to choose from but I’m really happy with Thames Teachers and wouldn’t bother working for anyone else.

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  59. sylvia says:
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    Very easy to work with and very professional–very caring and friendly service-thank you for the constant support!

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  60. K.O says:
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    Great agency, very good rates and lots of support. They are very efficient and helpful, the best I’ve worked with in a long time.

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  61. Ruhela B says:
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    This agency has helpedme find lots of workas a teaching assistant as I want to do my PGCE next year. I started working as a volunteer and then strated getting paid work after a few weeks. Amy and Tolu are my consultants and they are very nice and helpful.

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  62. Marcus says:
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    I have been working through AER/Thames Teachers since September as a primary teacher. After doing daily supply for the first three months, i have now settled into a long term post teaching year 5. I enjoy the balance of daily and block bookings but have now decided the perks of a long term role suit my current situation. Lizzie at Thames has always looked after me and been very accommodating to my changing situation. Her advice has been really helpful. I think she is actually a primary teacher which helps as she seems to know what she is talking about.

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  63. P. Winger says:
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    I chose to contact Thames Teachers (formerly AER) as I was unhappy with the agency that I moved to London from Canada with. After broken promises, little support and poor communication, Thames Teachers was a breath of fresh air. They responded quickly to my application and found me full-time work within days of signing up to their agency. After almost a year in the same post, I went through some difficulties and Jenna and Lizzie from Thames Teachers have been absolutely amazing. They care about me (Jenna even met me for coffee to discuss my situation! What other consultant would do that?!) and always respond to my questions/queries promptly and with compassion. I appreciate all the hard work they’ve done for me and I cannot recommend this agency enough. If you want personable consultants that make you feel like more than just a pound sign, definitely give these guys a call!

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  64. Eloise says:
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    I recently came over from New Zealand through AER Teachers who found me the perfect role in an Infant School in east London, near my new place. I am very pleased with the service they provided – they delivered on all the promises they made before I came over. They are a small agency but they are friendly and honest and the rate they are paying me is a lot higher than what I was quoted by the bigger agencies in London.

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  65. Matt says:
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    Very professional, no nonsense. Not as slipery as some of those other agencies who are ex used car salesman.
    Will look after you.

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  66. Sharon Simpson says:
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    I have just arrived in London from Australia. AER Teachers had interviews lined up for me before I arrived and I’ve now accepted a role which starts on Monday and runs all the way up to summer! I am thrilled with my new job and cannot speak highly enough of AER Teachers, especially Deon, who was absolutely brilliant by supporting me through the difficult move. Thanks Deon and AER Teachers!

    Sharon xx

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  67. Jono Walsh says:
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    I arrived in london from australia in the summer and was placed pretty much as soon as i arrived working as a specialst learning support assistant and loving it. Great team of consultants to work with and I appreciate all their advice and support. pretty good rates too.

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  68. Olaolu Olumide says:
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    I joined AER Teachers after seeing one of their advertisements on Gumtree. I had already signed up to a number of agencies and expected to be met with the same generic, corporate service they provided. However I was greeted with the complete opposite. I was quickly invited in for an interview and had a friendly, yet professional exchange with one of their specialist support consultants. Within a few weeks, I was provided with a long term role within a Secondary School that was a perfect match for my skills and experience. Throughout the whole process Deon and Amy liaised with me and clearly communicated the progress of my registration. I am delighted that I found an agency that treated me like an individual, not simply as a number and I cannot recommend AER Teachers enough!

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  69. Stacy Miller says:
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    An agency that responds carefully to your recruitment needs. I went for a one to one thorough consultation on a Friday and had an interview lined up for the Monday. It has led to long term career opportunities I wanted to achieve – and I had a great team behind me every step of the way.

    As an up and coming agency I was not sure what to expect – but I can honestly say my expectations were exceeded. Personable, professional and tailored advice, support and guidance were given from day one. A REAL gem – I would highly recommend AER teachers to anyone looking for reliable and consistent advice, support and quality in their next career move/choice.

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  70. Ashley says:
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    AER got me supply teaching a day after my interview with them! 2 days later I got a year-long job that has now led to an amazing permanent position! Jenna, Deon, Amy, and Leanne are all really friendly, accomodating, and understanding. Highly recommend them!

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  71. M Pereira says:
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    I have been in the UK for 5 months and I have worked with 5 agencies. AER is probably the best agency I have worked with as they are extremely professional, always give you work and place you in amazing schools that provide with exceptional experience. I have been offered jobs from the schools I have worked at and AER is always there to provide professional guidance. If you want a successful teaching career, this is the agency you should sign up with. Thank you AER you have been only been good to me.

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  72. RH says:
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    A great agency who took the time to listen to where I was interested in working and were honest in their discussions with me. Joined in January and they found me a long term placement the following month. Brilliant result from a friendly team at AER!

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  73. RL says:
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    I signed up to AER after hearing such good reviews from this website and I was very pleased to hear I would be dealing with [Name] and [Name] who have been recommended here.

    I signed up and it was fine but I didn’t feel like I related to [Name] very well or that he put me at ease. I did admire him for his honesty which I liked as I felt he wasn’t trying to suck up as a recruiter.

    He called me regarding a long-term position I might be interested in and whether to put me forward. I said it was fine and also told him I would be available for work that week. I didn’t hear anything! Nothing back at all. I even emailed him to ask regarding when work would be available and he didn’t even bother to reply.

    I have been so disappointed. I work for Tradewind and ASQ Education too and I’ve found ASQ to be the best. I’ve been called in for work practically every single day – not so much with Tradewind. So ASQ is the only agency I’d recommend. I’ve now landed a permanent position so will not be needing any agency services anymore but if I did go back, I think ASQ would be the only one I’d be willing to rely on.

    I did a lot of research before signing to any agencies and those were the ones successful enough for me to go in and sign with them and only one turned out well. SMART Teachers was awful as they never contacted me – same with Edustaff.

    I wrote this review as I wanted people to have an honest opinion of this agency and not be blindsided by all the positive reviews like I was.

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  74. NPS says:
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    I Have been working with AER Teacher since a long time and I have found a great experience working with them. I have worked with different schools for them, all long term contracts.Yet again i am awaiting for the new start in September.I highly recommend working with AER Teachers.

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  75. SDL says:
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    When I arrived in the UK I was told by many of my friends that teaching in London can be a rather daunting challenge. I was advised to register with more than one agency so decided that 5 would cover my bases. Upon meeting the consultants at AER I immediately felt confident that they would find me sufficient work which is exactly what they have done. I have completed a few long term assignments for them now and know that they will continue to support me in finding sufficient work. They are very honest and informative about the schools they send me to and have always paid me a very good rate – much higher than any of the other agencies offered me. Most of the consultants are ex-teachers and I find they are very supportive and approachable. I would highly recommend working with AER teachers.

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  76. Carolyn says:
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    AER Teachers have always provided the guidance and support that I needed as a newly qualified teacher. I have worked at three different schools for them, all long term contracts and my most recent offer through AER was a permanent job at my favourite school. I have just accepted the post and cannot wait to start at my new school in September. Thanks to Deon and Jenna I’ve managed to secure my dream job.

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  77. MK says:
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    Working with AER Teacher since 6 months, it has been a great exp.

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  78. Gina Edwards says:
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    I have been with AER since september and they have given me consitent work. when teaching work dried up they gave me the choice of cover supervisor work which helped pay the bills!

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  79. Kerry says:
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    Really impressed with the level of professionalism shown by this agency. I have been in regular contact with the same consultant each time, they are always on hand when I have been in touch, and they have been honest about what is out there. I have now been posted to a fantastic school which I love working in!

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  80. AJS says:
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    I have been registered with AERT Teachers for over a year and I can honestly say that they are the BEST AGENCY I have ever worked with. They only recently started daily supply and have been keeping me busy with cover supervisor work.

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  81. Fen says:
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    I’ve been really impressed with AER, they have kept me informed and constantly letting me know about positions I would be interested in. Just after registering with them, I managed to get a full-time position in a school I loved and therefore haven’t seen any of the schools AER have to offer but even so they update me which not many agencies will do. They also offer cover supervisor positions, which are harder to come by and suited my experience really well. I would highly recommend to others.

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  82. SR says:
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    Have worked with AER since I arrived in London a year and a half ago, have not had a day without work as I was put straight into a beautiful school in a full time position.

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  83. Leann says:
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    I am a Canadian teacher who has been in England for 2 years now. I started with another company when I first came over and I had so many issues. When I was searching for a new agency I found from the very start that AER was the best: when I call I can talk to the same person, I can always get ahold of them, they are always personable and professional, the school they recommended is exactly as they said it would be, I never had issues with pay, and they pay more than any other agency I have come across. It has been an overall enjoyable experience and I would and do highly recommend them.

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  84. albertdog says:
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    Registered in October 2010: no contact subsequently.

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  85. Helen Thomas says:
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    I have registered with I don’t know how many agencies and worked for about 5 or 6. AER teachers is the only one I would recommend. It is the only agency I have come across where you’re not just treated as another number, you feel like they actually care about the people the find work for and are there to support you. I’ve worked at quite a few different schools and nursery’s over London and through AER have found a really lovely school. I work there as a teacher assistant but after working at this school I’ve decided that once I graduate I will do my teachers qualification.

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  86. Sam C says:
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    AER Teachers is an absolute top notch agency and I can highly recommend them. Any queries I may have are dealt with promptly and in a very supportive and caring manner. Leanne and Deon do a fantastic job of looking after me. They have found me a fantastic position in a lovely school and I couldn’t be happier. My initial six week post has turned into a long term position with the possibility of being kept on after July. Keep up the good work folks :o)

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  87. SS says:
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    Easily the best agency I’ve dealt with in London. The staff at AER had by far the most personal touch and ultimately lined up my first full time job within a few weeks. I’m now at a fantastic school on a significantly higher pay rate than any other agency has offered. I highly recommend them.

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  88. AB says:
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    The most honest and reliable agency I have dealt with to date! I joined them in November and they found me the perfect school in January! I was looked after by Amie who took the time to get to know me and understand what I was looking for. The AER Team are so friendly and supportive – I would galdly recommend them.

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  89. Anonymous says:
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    I have worked for several agencies in the UK over the past five years and recently AER has stood out as one of the most professional. I always felt that the consultants were keen to find the right placement for me, the rate of pay was impressive and the schools were mostly excellent. Thanks to the team.

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  90. N.H says:
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    AER Teachers were brilliant when I arrived in London from Cape Town, South Africa! It was my first time overseas and I was really worried about teaching in London. They provided me with help, support and training to get me through my interviews and first week of teaching! I have been in a long term at one school since September and things are going well, thanks to AER!

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  91. MP says:
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    AER have been great to work with so and I have found the service I have received from Deon in particular to be top notch! Although I looking for long term work, Deon has managed to quickly find me daily supply in a great school where there are opportunities to pick up more days, so that’s made my start in supply teaching a positive one, thanks!

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  92. SB says:
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    AER Teaching agency have really delivered! They found me a permanent teaching post when I was beginning to think there was nothing out there! Good, honest service and friendly condultants.

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  93. KH says:
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    Fabulous agency, fantastic rates of pay and amazing service – thanks for looking after me guys! Kx

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  94. Jo Lab says:
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    Deon at AER Teachers was amazing to deal with. He helped find the right long term position in September last year when there was not much work out there. Unfortunately, I had to leave the post at Christmas and return to South Africa. AER Teachers were very understanding and supportive and did not blame me at all! I would recommend anyone to this agency – they only deal with long term work which is what I was looking for at the time. My pay rate was a lot more than my other agencies quoted me!

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  95. Thomas Maltby says:
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    Excellent dedication, approachability, professionalism and time taken to place me in a school. I get on well with everyone at AER and am very satisfied with their service.

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  96. VG says:
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    I have found working with AER Teachers to be a very positive experience. I was made to feel very welcome in their offices in Tower Bridge with a quick and easy interview and registration process. Deon managed to find me a great post at a very good Primary school which is hopefully going to lead to a permanent job! They have been calling me every week to find out how i am getting on which is a nice touch – will certainly recommend them to my mates.

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  97. Lucy says:
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    AER Teachers have provided me with a really attentive service – not only do they match exactly what I am looking for, they are extremely forthcoming when it comes to providing open and honest advice. They are really good at keeping you updated as well, I definitely feel like I’m a valued candidate. I would recommend AER Teachers for their help in finding long-term work in education.

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  98. E.P. says:
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    From the moment I was in touch with my consultant from AER Teachers, I knew that it was more than just job recruitment for them. I was treated like an individual teacher and AER worked hard to match my qualities to a school where I could excel and come across new and exciting learning opportunities. I highly recommend AER Teachers. Thanks for the guidance, professionalism and ongoing support!

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  99. Antonio Bugge says:
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    AER Teachers is brilliant to work with. They are all very professional and helpful. They have found for me a wonderful school where I feel very happy and gratified.

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  100. Donna Henry says:
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    I think the everyone whom I have been in contact with (whether on the telephone or email) at AER are very professional and friendly. This is an agency which views each candidate as an individual not a number!

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