Red Box Teachers is the busy little agency with the very BIG heart!  We focus on pay, quantity of work, a fast registration process and a fair payroll solution. We also supply to fantastic supportive primary schools that have good standards of behaviour. Our philosophy has always been 'We work for you’!

We understand how difficult being a supply teacher can be so we are always on hand to support you, discuss any issues you may have or just to say ‘hello’! Our supply staff and our schools are our family, we work really hard to ensure that you always feel motivated and happy working with us as part of the Red Box team! Call us on 01932 247000 or email us

Top Agencies (15+ Ratings)

Forward Teaching

10.0 out of 10
16 Ratings

Redbox Teacher Recruitment

9.8 out of 10
306 Ratings

Hourglass Education

9.7 out of 10
74 Ratings

Thames Teachers

9.6 out of 10
121 Ratings

Teachweb Secondary

9.5 out of 10
74 Ratings

Tara Professional Recruitment

9.4 out of 10
79 Ratings

Veritas Education

9.4 out of 10
46 Ratings

Impact Teachers

9.3 out of 10
109 Ratings

Vibe Teacher Recruitment

9.2 out of 10
136 Ratings

Vision Teaching

9.0 out of 10
147 Ratings

Aspire People

8.9 out of 10
363 Ratings

ASQ Education

8.8 out of 10
42 Ratings

Latest Reviews

Tara Professional Recruitment

Silvia Goncalves,   
10.0 out of 10
Excellent agency, reliable and pay on time.

Tara Professional Recruitment

Rate My Teaching Agency Team,   
10.0 out of 10
Excellent Agency, reliable and pay on time

Supply Desk

Maria Gough,   
8.6 out of 10
I work for the Canterbury branch and have had mostly good experiences. Staff very friendly and helpful but have had periods of no work. Hannah is absolutely great and really looks after me when she gets me a booking. [...]

Tara Professional Recruitment

Teresa Mikosz,   
10.0 out of 10
This firm always takes good care from of its employees, the worker are given negotiable rates/conditions and also offer opportunity for its worker to further expand its workers qualification or training. [...]

Supply Desk

9.6 out of 10
I [...]

Supply Desk

7.6 out of 10
I have worked for the branch in Southampton for the past year. I have found them to be committed to finding me day to day work and often contacting me with regards to long term posts too. The staff are always friendly and happy to have a chat. [...]

Thames Teachers

9.9 out of 10
I first contacted Thames while still living in Australia, Hannah was so helpful by being able to provide me with all of the important information I needed to know about teaching in the UK, as well as so many helpful hints about making the big move. [...]

Tara Professional Recruitment

Ian James,   
9.4 out of 10
Having gone part time in July, I signed TARA, and have been really impressed with them. Since early October I have worked at 11 different schools, covering a large variety of subjects, and have really enjoyed the change. [...]

Recent Blog Posts

What A Good Recruitment Agency Does (And What They Don’t)

Place The Right People In The Right Role There are two types of recruitment agency in this world: Type One – Ones who care about hitting placement targets. Type Two – Ones who care about people. Type One: To the first, the priority is turnover.… Read More

Why Your CV Is So Important

  Many agency's receive a huge number of CVs per day, therefore only CVs that really stand out will be considered for interview. Once you understand the process of a recruiter you will then understand the importance of a good, informative CV. Recruiters cannot offer… Read More
List Your Agency

Supply Teaching Tips

  Becoming a supply teacher can be a great way to enjoy flexible working and avoid staff room politics. Life as a supply teacher can look pretty good from the outside. You work when you want, you avoid things like parents evenings and when the… Read More

Physical contact with students

Physical contact with students is a minefield, teachers can be very uneasy about the thought of having to touch or physically handle a student; the issue some teachers have is there is often an over reaction. There are times when in the classroom physical contact… Read More

Information about the CCS Framework Agreement

Important point: Currently there are no plans to mandate schools to use the CCS supply teachers framework.  Schools will be able to secure supply teachers from wherever they wish, however the CCS and DfE will be actively promoting the benefits of the framework through an… Read More
Why Advertising Is So Important

Why marketing and advertising are so important

RMTA has discussed the issues currently faced by supply teaching agencies across the country particularly agencies in London. The greatest challenge is the lack of outstanding supply teachers. Agencies have said that there has always been difficulties securing long term supply teaching staff for school… Read More
Overseas Teachers in the UK

Overseas Teachers in the UK

Teachers from Overseas come to the UK primarily to travel and explore what Europe has to offer and to try new experiences teaching in different multicultural schools.  Supply teaching enables teachers from other countries to pick and choose where they work and what subjects and… Read More

Rate My Teaching Agency

We have been working hard behind the scenes at RMTA to provide a more user friendly and exciting new look for our website.  If you have any suggestions or have an interesting story regarding your experiences as a supply teacher or teaching assistant we would love to hear from you: Email us at  If you are happy for us to publish your news or story on RMTA let us know! 

Rate My Teaching Agency was developed by a Canadian teacher in 2011 having previously made the move to London to supply teach, thus, having first-hand experience of how stressful the process of choosing a supply teaching agency can be. RMTA is now the leading review site dedicated to Supply Teachers and Teaching Supply Agencies working in London and the U.K.