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World Class Teachers

| November 25, 2010 | 27 Comments

“World Class Teachers is an independent supply teacher agency which places teachers and non-teaching staff in schools right across London. We provide staff for the permanent, long term and day to day requirements of all types of schools: nursery, primary, secondary, post 16 and Special Educational Needs.

The company was founded in 2002 and has continued to thrive and develop year on year. In 2005 we were awarded the DFES Quality Mark which was re-accredited in 2009 by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, now Department for Education. In 2008 we opened our second office in Chiswick in West London.”

~World Class Teachers Website

World Class Teachers, 7.5 out of 10 based on 27 ratings
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Rating: 7.5/10 (27 votes cast)

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  1. Tom says:
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    Great agency with lovely friendly staff and very quick to organise work for you!! Strongly recommended!

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  2. Jordan says:
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    I have been a member of the World Class Teachers team for a year, and have been treated with respect and care ever since.

    Right for the very beginning i have had work in schools that has been tailored to my preferences and style.

    I would recommend WCT to anyone that is looking for a trustworthy and honest agency!

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  3. Carol says:
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    Disappointed hugely by service and support offered. Seems to be driven by profits. Sporadic job offers and often miles away. Quite a bit of staff turnover at agency making it hard to really get to know supply staff , build relationships and Work in their interest. Very little feedback provided and often felt under valued and surplus to requirements. Often had to chase agency up for work. There are better agencies for supply teachers who really care about their supply staff. Sadly WCT isn’t one of them. I am an experienced teacher who had high hopes of WCT. I feel they fell far short of the expectations and I don’t recommend.

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    James was amazing from start to finish. He made the whole process easy and fun – from building my CV to getting me employed at a fantastic school.

    His honesty, personality and work ethic is something to be admired and is a credit to the agency.

    I would recommend the agency and in particular James to anyone.

    Thank you once again for the huge support and guidance.

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  5. Anonymous says:
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    Terrible agency. They dont offer any work and are really unprofessional. They never took the time out to know me or build a relationship with me. They are so rude and dishonest. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!!

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  6. Suneal Doal says:
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    World Class Teacher’s is a great employment agency, they constantly keep you in the loop with regards to work and are very professional. I have had nothing but great experiences with the team at World Class. It is like a small family that become very familiar with. If you are looking for work in education, I would definitely not look any place else.

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  7. Tom says:
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    Friendly staff and good rate of work. My first time as a supply teacher has been made seamless by this agency.

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  8. John Smith says:
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    No work for weeks. Don’t bother.

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  9. Jose says:
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    Amazing! Can’t fault them – seriously!

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  10. Diane Tomokins says:
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    I have joined World Class Teachers at the beginning of this year, I was getting a bit disappointed with supply teachers agencies in general until I joined World Class! They are honest, work hard on your behalf, getting you the work you want, in the area you want to work.
    I would recommend World Class very highly if you are looking for an honest agency that actually listens to you.

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  11. Marie Furlong says:
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    Honest from the get go. Have negotiated a pay higher than what I was previously on. I started in a school that wasn’t right for me but after talking with them I found another that is much more me. An honest agency (!) that I’ve been happy with over the last two years.

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  12. Jamie Linnell says:
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    WCT have been amazing for me. They found me work immediately and paid extra attention to the preferred age group, and my specifics skill set to get me a great placement. Whenever I email Natalie and the team they always reply straight away and care very much about your personal needs. I would highly recommend. Thank you WCT.

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  13. Lisa Butler says:
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    Brilliant service and they listened to what hours I could do and found me the perfect job. They ring me and check all is fine weekly and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them I’m so pleased I registered with them through a recommendation all the staff have been polite and professional especially Natalie – this was my first TA job after qualifying and I couldn’t be happier!!

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  14. Mark Reed says:
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    I cannot rate World Class Teachers highly enough. I have worked for them since 2012. At first I registered with a number of agencies and found WCT to be highly competitive in their initial fee offers. They were efficient and friendly setting me up, and since then have gone on to be a wonderful agency to work for. They placed me in fantastic local schools and helped me build wonderful relationships with them. This was incredibly important as I needed flexibility in order to pursue acting work alongside supply teaching. I am always greeted by a friendly voice whenever I call and they strive to do their best for you in all areas. Do not hesitate to contact this agency if you are seeking work in London.

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  15. Sandra M says:
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    WCT were extremely efficient in organising my registration. I joined with the Kew/Brentford branch and found the team were immediately friendly, open, transparent and understanding. I have very much enjoyed being in the schools I have worked in through WCT. I would highly recommend WCT for a personable honest service with competitive day rates.

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  16. Tasha says:
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    World Class Teachers are the third agency I’ve signed up with since arriving in London and came high recommended by two friends returning home to Sydney. Arriving in London can be daunting and some of the classroom horror stories are terrifying. Since starting work with World Class my working life has changed. I feel that they listened to my needs, have been fantastically supportive, have given me guidance when I needed it and bought me a beer when I needed a laugh.

    Unlike other agencies I never feel like one of a number and unlike other agencies they don’t make up bookings, they are now the only agency I work with and can’t recommend them enough.

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  17. Rebecca Cargill says:
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    World Class Teachers listened to my requirements and have placed me accordingly matching my specific skills to jobs.
    Also friendly and welcoming I have no issues recommended them.

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  18. PJ Fleming says:
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    World Class is a sensational agency! They listen and take note of preferences. They are supportive in the extreme – checking to see how one’s day has gone if one is placed at a new school. They are encouraging when it comes to progression. The social aspect of the agency is pretty phenomenal too – meeting fellow supply teachers for drinks on a termly basis really builds on the sense of community and decreases the possible isolation of the general supply teacher. They also send tips on how to succeed on the classroom. Amy & Natalie are approachable, concerned and amenable. They show a genuine interest in their clients. I couldn’t recommend highly enough and am very grateful for my time with World Class.

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  19. Actor/Teacher says:
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    I have been with WCT for around 4 years and they have been very good to me. Very friendly on the phone and I feel like they totally understand my situation as a freelance actor.
    The only slight issue is perhaps the rate of take-home pay. When I was working as a long term 1:1 I had a lot more responsibility e.g. a lot of tailor-made lesson planning, meetings with parents, special training. It would have been good to see this reflected/rewarded somehow compared to the random days I do at random schools.
    This aside, I really do value working for them and would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone else wanting teaching work.

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  20. Charlie Turner says:
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    I’ve been with WCT for many years, at one stage they were one of 3 agencies I was working through. Now they are the only one, as they have proven honest, good-natured and flexible with my inconsistent schedule! They also won’t send you to any ‘disaster’ schools.
    This is London, so one cannot always go to lovely schools – kids are kids and there will be trying moments (even in great schools). So my rating for that is comparatively speaking in London – NOT compared to schools in other countries. However, the average quality of the schools is much better than I experienced with other agencies over the years. Some schools I go to semi-regularly are simply wonderful, I suspect WCT give all their semi-regular and regular teachers a turn at those! Only fair afterall. 😉 Bound to be the occasional teacher who just doesn’t fit, but personally I’ve found all the staff past and present lovely. Highly recommended. I never give 10/10 as there must always be room for improvement!
    Rate of pay – well, I think the whole industry needs a payrise, permanent & temporary teachers deserve more!

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  21. Sam Donnelly says:
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    A wonderful agency. I’ve been with them since 2008 and they have always found me work, supported my decisions to persue other avenues of work and always been lovely to work for.

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  22. Dan Atkins says:
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    Absolutely love World Class teachers.
    All the staff are lovely, the schools are great and they always look after us teachers.
    I enjoy all the sports days, quarterly drinks and had a fantastic time at the Xmas party last year.

    If you want to work in a decent school and be well cared for then WCT is your best bet!

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  23. Miss Foundabetteragency says:
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    I was promised work with this agency, in fact the said they would ‘bite my arm off’ to have me on their books. However, I found they had a certain ‘tone’ with me every time I spoke with them and I couldn’t figure out why that was. Their mouths said one thing, but their eyes and vocal intonations said another…

    They got me scant work, then claimed the schools were not ‘pleased’, even though I settled the students and got them working quietly. Bad move? Perhaps I should have just let them talk, chew and use headphones, and simply smiled as I picked up my (inadequate) fee at the end of the week.
    They claimed one school said that ‘my face didn’t fit their school profile’; a slanderous and insulting comment that I shall be investigating.

    It was a BIG mistake signing with this agency. I should have read these ratings first. They have been unhelpful, insulting and downright useless all round. They offer no advice, but just take your money and give not very much back.

    If your face ‘fits’ their profile (which I shall take a stab at guessing as being pale, perhaps blonde, and with an ‘air’ of breeding) then go ahead and take your chance with this agency. I wholeheartedly would NOT recommend that you do. For ‘honesty’ I would not give them a star.

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  24. kev says:
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    would def recommend WCT for any supply teachers seeking short term opportunities; was my first assignment in the uk so the consultant,amy, was excellent in telling me exactly what i needed to do etc to get registered.
    on the work itself clear directions given and when i was unavilable Amy and Natalie were excellent and professional in keeping in contact.

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  25. Upset Teacher says:
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    I’m really upset about how I was treated by World Class Teachers, especially by one of their new consultants, [Name]. Along with not getting any work since signing up with this agency 6 months ago, I was also treated very badly by their Consultants. They were rude and disrecpectful whenever I spoke on the phone and were not understanding of the fact that I had siged up for various agencies as the were not supplying me with any work. Avoid using this agency.

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  26. Rew says:
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    Am fairly positive about them as they seemed very honest and were very nice to me. However, as Trust had me working since the start of September I have not needed to work for them. Would definately use them as a second agency though if you want a good back up.

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  27. albertdog says:
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    Joined in January 2011. Had to pay for yet another CRB as agency claimed that there schools would not accept ones ‘transported’ from other agencies. They have kept inn contact, asking when I am available, but have not found me any work.

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