Tara Professional Recruitment

9.3 out of 10
101 Ratings

About Tara Professional Recruitment

As qualified educators and education recruiters with over 52 years’ of combined experience, we provide unparalleled expertise and a friendly, ethical service to each and every one of our clients – from primary, secondary and SEN schools, to teachers and support staff looking for work across London, Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

Tara Professional Recruitment Ratings and Reviews

9.3

Overall Rating

9.3 out of 10
based on 101 Ratings

Amount of work

9.1

Rate of pay

8.8

Quality of schools

9.1

Personability

9.6

Honesty

9.6

Overall Service

9.6

9.7 out of 10 Liz Williams · Reviewed on
I couldn't speak more highly of the staff at TARA, they have always handled any of my queries or concerns with complete professionalism. Unlike some agencies, they are not all 'sales like' in their approach. Sure they want to get you out to work but they really do seem to care for both their teachers and the schools they work with. I would recommend them anytime....and often do!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.7 out of 10 Sandra Brown · Reviewed on
I started working for Tara in the middle of September and I've never been happier. The staff are professional, efficient and easy to talk to. It is clear to see that if you have any queries, no matter how small it may be, they will endeavour to resolve it straightaway. I have worked for a few agencies now and I have to say that Tara is definitely the best that I have worked with to date. I have mainly talked to Lesley who I get on with so well and I really appreciate everything that she has done for me so far. I can't praised her enough. She always comes back to me if I have left a query with her even at 7:00am one morning, as soon as she started her shift! That means a lot. It's like talking to a friend. I have also spoken to Laura a few times and she is just the same. Tara is blessed to have you both! I hope that I will be able to work with them way beyond my current assignment! I would completely recommend Tara to anyone who is interested in working as a Supply Teacher.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Nicole Bowen · Reviewed on
Fab agency to work for! Would recommend to anyone who is looking to complete their teacher training/further their teaching career.
Amount of work10
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Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
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9.9 out of 10 Caroline Hamps · Reviewed on
Tara has helped me settle into the flexible working life of a supply teacher over the last 10 months. Taking the leap from a full-time role with responsibility to this way of working was scary, but has proved to aid my work/life balance. Laura Beetlestone helped me with my initial enquiry about supply work in a way that was refreshing, informative and made me feel I would be part of an exciting organisation helping schools and importantly students. Since the start I have had two long term roles where I have received regular feedback from Rachel James and the team and asked about how the jobs are going. Payroll always process my timesheets in a timely manner. Rate of pay is always communicated. Tara have good compliance checks on Safeguarding and that teachers have the necessary proof to comply. Laura Hadebe has helped with sourcing CPD opportunities. Pre my one year anniversary, I am confident the team at Tara will continue to promote my skills, to ensure I have continuity of income. I am proud to be a Tara teacher and glad I made this leap.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.9 out of 10 Zack S · Reviewed on
Tara has been a wonderful agency to work for. John Canning and his team are very friendly and professional and have always replied to any queries I've had promptly and effectively. I've been given reliable, consistent work at great schools and my feedback has always been welcomed. I would recommend Tara to anybody looking for working in this field. Great agency, great people. It's been a pleasure so far.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.0 out of 10 Howard Gardner · Reviewed on
Excellent professional team who care about you as a person and a professional. Always looking to do the best for you and the school. Never been disappointed, they are always ready to listen to you and try to ensure you are happy with your posting. Keep up the good work.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
9.9 out of 10 Lcousins · Reviewed on
Been with Tara since September and have always found them to be helpful and honest. Would recommend them.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Alex W · Reviewed on
I have been with the London office of this agency since September and had lots of work as a TA/LSA, and have been paid at very competitive rates. Dealing with John at the agency has always been very professional, whilst always also being warm and friendly. I'm very happy with Tara and would definitely recommend them to friends and colleagues.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Amarjit Bassan · Reviewed on
Having worked with many agencies and liased with dozens of agency staff I can wholeheartedly say that John Canning and TARA Recruitment have been been nothing short of outstanding. Always professional, caring, contientious not to mention the obvious, a great rate of pay and solid relationships with various schools around London. I have always felt looked after. The opportunities for professional development are excellent. I have recommended TARA and John Canning to dozens of Teachers and Teaching Assistants and none have been let down.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.0 out of 10 Mitch · Reviewed on
Have had no work so far. Registered as a teacher and was willing to accept teaching assistant work. So many calls were made and nothing! I was quite despondent. My recommendation is to avoid, avoid and you guessed it… avoid!
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1.0 out of 10 Steve · Reviewed on
My main reason for leaving Tara is that they made loads of promises, none of which transpired. Every time I called my consultant was busy, never called me back and when my timesheets were confirmed I still did not get paid. In the beginning all seemed well, but I soon realised I was just another number in the big pool of teachers they find. No personality at all.
Amount of work1
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10.0 out of 10 SVH · Reviewed on
As a supply teacher I have been busy almost every day since I started in March. Every member of the team I have spoken to has been considerate, polite, and above all honest. TARA have continued to impress me with their service. Talking to other supply teachers an agency like this is a rarity but I believe it shouldn't be. The simple touch of everyone knowing my name when I call makes everything seem personal, like doctors in the old days! There are so many positive things I could say but this box isn't enough.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Maria Johnson · Reviewed on
A very friendly agency but very professional. They treat everyone as individuals and you feel they give you a service tailor made for you.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.7 out of 10 Richard Inett · Reviewed on
The way an Agency should be. Pro-active and keep me informed of potential work. Always friendly.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools8
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.3 out of 10 Jane Bowers · Reviewed on
A lovely supportive team to work for.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty9
Overall Service10
9.6 out of 10 Aleksandra Kordas · Reviewed on
I found TARA as a very honest and reliable agency compared to the others. With my foreign degree I struggled to start working at schools. TARA was the first agency that put me into schools and helped to get the experience needed to become a fully qualified teacher. The staff (especially Lesley and Laura) is always there to help, support and listen to your needs and try to fit you into nice schools. It is a pleasure to be working with you!
Amount of work8
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.7 out of 10 Hannah Sherratt · Reviewed on
Since leaving a full time job In a school that made me very un happy, meeting Lesley Sydrick, I felt a glimmer of hope. She listened to me and I felt she was genuinely interested in what I had to say. We are now in regular contact during the week where she sends me jobs for the week and wakes me in a morning where I go into schools last minute, when teachers are poorly. I often email her in the week to thank her for the work as the schools I work in are lovely, welcoming and supportive. I always thought having lots of new sets of children each day would be daunting but with a drama background I throw myself into it and love seeing new faces everyday, when I get to see them for a second time I leap out of bed! I have gained so much experience in a range of different schools and settings around Telford and wolverhampton and I am now loving what I do again! I even enjoy the marking again! It's crazy. I want to thank both Laura Hadebe and Lesley for being so approachable and friendly. They make me so happy I chose their company. They are an asset to TARA. Thanks so much for making me feel like I can do anything !
Amount of work9
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
9.6 out of 10 Alice Sumnall · Reviewed on
This agency is very professional. The consultants are friendly, and approachable. They also make sure you are comfortable in the setting you're sent to. Would definitely recommend this agency to others thinking about joining one.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.1 out of 10 Birgit Smith · Reviewed on
TARA excels in providing a friendly, personalised and reliable service. The TARA team go out of their way to fulfil your expectations and to deliver regular work. Working for TARA for the last 2 years has been a very happy experience.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools7
Personability9
Honesty8
Overall Service9
10.0 out of 10 Louise Hallybone · Reviewed on
All the staff at Tara both Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton branches are very warm and welcoming. They have found me work and have supported me throughout the whole journey. It has been a really enjoyable experience. I would recommend them to anyone looking for supply or anyone who needs help finding a permanent position.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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