Smart Teachers

6.4 out of 10
80 Ratings

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6.4

Overall Rating

6.4 out of 10
based on 80 Ratings

Amount of work

6.7

Rate of pay

6.4

Quality of schools

6.4

Personability

6.7

Honesty

6.2

Overall Service

6.3

9.1 out of 10 Hannah · Reviewed on
Working with smart has been fantastic they always found me work on the days I was available. My consultant Darrel worked hard to find me a long term position and always kept me updated on opportunities. All the staff are helpful and friendly from the beginning.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools7
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
Anon · Reviewed on
Smart teachers is the best service I have ever been to. They are very reliable and honest. Have a really high quality of schools and they are really fast with their communication. Definitely recommend smart teachers to all my friends!
10.0 out of 10 Sarah · Reviewed on
Wow, Smart Teachers has made my life in London so much easier. I have had my fair share of bad experiences with agencies, and Smart Teachers have truly changed my opinion of agencies altogether! Smart found me my dream job after going for a paid trial. I knew what I was getting before I accepted anything and was never pressured to say yes. Living away from your home country isn't always easy, but Smart Teachers have definitely been there every step of the way.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Chantel · Reviewed on
This service is by far the best service we have ever used! Their communication is fantastic and reliable and fast! They are honest and always easy to talk to :) their rates are very reasonable and they have such a high quality of schools. The best part is they really listen to what you need!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.6 out of 10 Samantha · Reviewed on
Upon getting in touch with SMART I was immediately contacted with how to proceed with securing work in London. My consultant was brilliant. She was consistent, thorough and very speedy with the process and within a few weeks we had together secured a position that I was happy with. Overall a great experience and one of the best agencies I have been with based in the UK. I would highly recommend this agency for the future.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools6
Personability6
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.7 out of 10 Katrina · Reviewed on
I worked with Smart Teachers for a little under a year. They helped with my move from Australia to London, the visas and paperwork was made simple with the assistance from the company and especially my consultant, Kim. I was guaranteed 5 days a week work which I was never let down with. The schools were generally close and easy to get to and the feedback of my days at the varying schools was always taken into consideration for future bookings. When I decided to find a full time position they helped organise paid trial days in suitable schools and assisted with the contract details. I am now happily signed with my school and my consultant still checks in regularly to ensure everything is still going well. All in all, they are a well run agency who really care for the teachers that work for them.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Estefania Larios · Reviewed on
I cannot say but good and positive things about smart teachers. They've been amazingly great. They always made sure I had plenty of work and sent me to lovely schools. Thanks to them I found a permanent job. I have to say thanks to all of them but especially to Clio, my contact person at smart, who cared about me and made sure I had the best service ever!! Thanks a lot!!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.7 out of 10 Anna · Reviewed on
Enthusiastic and proactive.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.4 out of 10 Carolyn · Reviewed on
I have had full-time supply work this past school year for a maternity cover so I can't rate the amount of work and quality of schools fairly since I've only been at 1 wonderful school. But I can speak for the personability, honesty and overall service. Smart has been great to me. They communicate often and really care about finding you the best position. I would highly recommend them to people trying to find teaching work from overseas.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Kate · Reviewed on
Since I joined Smart teachers, I have been working non-stop. They are very friendly and they know how to listen to your needs. They all do a great job, but I worked mostly with Amy and I have to say she's absolutely amazing ! Thank you Smart teachers !
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.7 out of 10 Adam Glover · Reviewed on
SMART teachers have been amazingly supportive of my wife and I, as we have gone through a rather major setback with my health. They have been in effort above and beyond what is required of them. And managed to get us both jobs within 3 weeks of us being here!
Amount of work8
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools8
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
1.3 out of 10 Brad · Reviewed on
Wow, what a joke of an agency!. It is obvious that the previous reviews on here to mine were written by Smart themselves because why else would anyone in their right mind actually work with this bunch of money grubbing charlatans. The only good thing about they was that they helped me with joining an Umbrella company, and that was probably only because it benefited them, and not me. They really pushed me to join an Umbrella company which was really annoying. Their rate of pay, 125 a day, was absolutely pathetic. They did get me a bit of work but it was always at terrible schools that were nowhere near where I lived. I was also lied to by one of their consultants, Derek, who told me that they did not have much secondary work and pressured me to take a day teaching a year 4 class. As I am a high school teacher and have no experience teaching primary the day was a bit of a disaster for me. However I as still criticised by the agency for deferring to the Teachers assistants, when they were the ones who actually knew the children. It really annoyed me that this consultant Derek knew that I had no experience teaching primary but happily sent me there anyway so he could get his commission. I was also constantly bombarded with calls from their consultants pressuring me to take long term roles at their schools, often just after I had walked out of the school gate, “Oh we’ve got a great position going”, “It’s a lovely school”. I will never forget one time after work when one of their consultants, Ben, called me and when I declined this role he said “are you sure Brad”, when I asked for 140 pounds a day, his reply was “no, can’t do it”. This was one of the things that annoyed me the most about Smart Teachers, being inundated with phone calls from their consultants to take longer term roles or roles which required marking, and they still had the audacity to offer their same pitiful, disgusting pay rate of 125 a day. Eventually I just decided to switch my phone off after I finished work so that way I wouldn’t have to deal with these charlatans. When I questioned Derek about their low pay rate his response was that was what schools liked about Smart, that they didn’t charge too much. This leads me to believe that Smart dealt with schools that were more cost conscious rather than quality conscious.
Amount of work2
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability2
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.9 out of 10 Matt · Reviewed on
I started my UK teaching journey back in early 2015, I was keen to do some travelling and teach in London. I had just completed my graduate year and thought to get in touch with Smart as my friends had a good experience with them. I was quite nervous about making the move over by myself but my consultant Davie was amazing!He helped me with everything I needed to know (best areas to live, places to avoid and all the best bits of london). I just wanted to come over and do some supply work first as I wasnt ready to commit to a long term job just yet. Davie put me on their guaranteed work scheme which was a great way to settle into things. I had some friends who were with other agencies getting 5 pounds extra a day then i was but they said the quality of schools was quite bad and the distance took ages! I found that the schools i went to were all pretty great and the distances definitely manageable. I ended up teaching supply for most of the year and really loved it, Davie acted as a great support to me and cant thank him enough! Even when he wasnt around I found all the other consultants really helpful. I would highly recommend Smart Teachers to anyone looking to make the move over to the UK! Thanks guys
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.6 out of 10 Elliot · Reviewed on
I first worked for Smart in Australia, where they found me a great job as a graduate teacher and were very helpful! They found me a full-time permanent job without any fuss or hassle at a quality school local to me. I went on to work for Smart when I moved to the UK and they offered me a tonne of jobs, as there is a shortage of teachers in London. They found me a good job and negotiated me a higher rate of pay. They were very helpful in this regard as it was a difficult school and I wanted compensation for this fact. I changed jobs and they were able to find me a heap of work for the next school year. They are a big agency with a lot of pull and if you work hard for them and the schools they put you in then you will be looked after by Smart. I would recommend them to anyone, with the only advice I give; be selective about choosing a school in the UK because you don't have to settle.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools7
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
7.9 out of 10 Angie · Reviewed on
Had a good experience with SMART. They have provided me with work everyday that I have been available and were able to find me long term supply work when I arrived which resulted in me getting a permanent job at the school. When I had a bad experience at the school (not their fault, just unlucky with what class I got) they looked after me so well when I went back to supply making sure I always got lovely schools. My consultant is amazing and I cannot recommend the agency enough. The only downside is the amount they pay.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools7
Personability10
Honesty7
Overall Service8
10.0 out of 10 Gulzar Malji · Reviewed on
I had a bad experience with them the laat time so I was hesitant to go back to them. So glad I did. They found me lots of work and local to me. Davie is amazing, he listens, is friendly and cares about you. They also have some great schools. I know they have some bad reviews but take it with a pinch of salt as they are good good good.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.0 out of 10 Daniel · Reviewed on
Registered with the Sydney office. Sarah was my consulant. Offered flexibility in willing to accept positions in 3 states in Australia. After inital consultantion wasted mine and my references time by collecting the same information equivalent to NSW BOS or TQI in the ACT. Months later all I recieved were some computer generated job spam from Smart teachers and no feedback after the initial and only consultation. I would not recommend the Sydney office. As I'm going to the UK next month I also would be reluctant to use them there because of their Sydney branch.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
2.3 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
At first, they may seem like the world's friendliest agency, but they are, in fact, not. If I could give this agency minus stars - I would. The amount of work that Smart is able to provide is good, but there rate of pay, and the attitude of their staff is absolutely despicable. Smart Teachers pressure you to take on jobs, that you may not be comfortable with (I.e., not your preferred year group, or a journey that's too far). They also make you feel like the world is going to end if you reject one of their bookings. The consultants at Smart behave like playground bullies, which is ironic given that they are called Smart Teachers. I cannot stress this enough: do not work with this agency! There are much better agencies out there.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 Bluey · Reviewed on
The incompetence of this agency actually blows my mind. Bullies and blatantly incompetent. The only positive reviews here must have been written by agents themselves.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
10.0 out of 10 Sarah · Reviewed on
Smart teachers are the most professional agency out there. They never cut corners and are always honest.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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