Teaching Personnel

6.5 out of 10
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6.5

Overall Rating

6.5 out of 10
based on 260 Ratings

Amount of work

6.7

Rate of pay

5.8

Quality of schools

6.8

Personability

6.8

Honesty

6.5

Overall Service

6.6

1.3 out of 10 Andrew · Reviewed on
I joined this Manchester branch after completing my level 2 TA course. The consultants were very friendly and the initial meeting was good, but the overall service was a complete joke. I only had two days of work, one of which I was never paid for as it was a trial day for a possible long term position, which I was never made aware of. Resigned from them after just 5 months, avoid at all cost.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools2
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
2.6 out of 10 Trader Jim · Reviewed on
I am thouroughly shocked how sloppy this agency treat their valuable clients. I've worked with them for about a year: they send you out on a decent amount of jobs, however, many of them are whole day UNPAID trials. Tell me, who can afford to travel round London to work for free? Are they joking?! Text messages they sent where addressed to the wrong person, I had them calling with different jobs not knowing I'd already accepted one (they have a booking system they easily can check). Some of the jobs were inappropriate for my skill level, despite me telling them exactly what I wanted. Time sheets are constantly lost (many other agencies do it electronically these days), resulting in delayed payment--which is insultingly low to anyone who's been working in education for years. The website is probably the best thing about this agency. Please avoid, and I'm not saying this lightly.
Amount of work4
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools3
Personability3
Honesty2
Overall Service2
1.1 out of 10 Marie Tweedy-carter · Reviewed on
This agency takes the micky out of people. They expect you to do a whole days work without pay. I haven't had any interviews or job offers since signing up 3 months ago.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools2
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
2.1 out of 10 Darren · Reviewed on
Having never done this before I was put at a school for excluded pupils with no training whatsoever , I was not taught "team teach" to deal with being assulted by pupils and when one pupil decided to use me as a punch bag a used my SIA training to restrain him in a wrist hold. After this I was suspended and told I had acted inappropriately , what else was I to do when the full time teacher didn't even intervien. I should of by law H&S @ work act been trained to deal with these potential situations , I would appeal and fight but am worried about the possibility of prosecution by the pupil even though there was no bruising. This company did not support me they where more worried about themselves
Amount of work7
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools2
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 Disgruntled of Derbyshire · Reviewed on
OMG what a farce from start to finish. Promised work and made to pay for DBS and update service only to be told of weeks of me having to chase my own references that they were unsatisfactory and they wouldn't be taking my application any further.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
2.9 out of 10 Anon · Reviewed on
Been there 3 weeks, only worked 2 days. First day with a kid with clear behavioural problems (completely out of my depth; untrained, straight out of uni). Short notice - 4:30 the night before due in. Second day much better, but only told a week and a half after working that I would not be paid (states in contract that you should be paid a minimum wage for all hours worked.) Disgustingly untransparent agency.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools4
Personability6
Honesty1
Overall Service3
2.4 out of 10 Denise van de Griend · Reviewed on
Once again TP have proven themselves to be very unprofessional in their handling of me. Today they called me and told me that a school had 'banned' me from teaching with them, when I got to the bottom of it the school had not done that at all, but had offered me feedback on a job application I submitted. The agency decided I was 'banned' to keep me out of the school that had always asked for me by name and had always given me excellent feedback. A school where I was well liked, by the staff and students. Why? Why, due to other TP staff at the school, and TP deciding that, as I did not get shortlisted for the job, it's probably better no not send me there again, in case I might somehow upset the position of the other TP teacher! How dare they play with my career, like this? TP are now running around trying to cover up this colossal mistake, and in doing so, have caused me much worry and upset today. They have now tried to deny they even said the word 'Banned', but I had my phone on speaker and other people in this house heard it too. I suggest that other supply teachers, record any conversations they have with this outfit, as you may need them as evidence in the future. TP have managed to ruin, yet another good, professional relationship that I spent time developing, and I will loose potential bookings and money. TP just treats it's employees like commodities, never supporting their staff, they are only concerned about the school and their 'relationship' with it, they are not concerned with Teachers welfare at all, otherwise they would not have done what they did to me today. Well done TP, you ruined it for me today and potentially now until the end of term, as I doubt the school will have me back, after this. I have to say that 'cowboys' is an accurate description, given how I have been treated today. I may add that this is a particular local branch of TP, and I am not speaking for the actions of any other branch. I have now quit working for this branch, and luckily for me, some of the other schools I supply to regularly and who ask me back by name, use another agency, so I have joined them now. Unfortunately there will be not much chance of getting any work, as with the checks and references that need to be obtained, the term may be over before I can earn a single penny. Whilst I know not all agencies are the same, I feel we, as teachers need to demand, better treatment, better pay and conditions, and not let these 'Cowboy' outfits ruin our careers and livelihoods. The government needs to look at the role of Teaching Agencies in Education, and regulate them more. I now earn less on Supply per day, than I did back in 2002, how can that be legal? The way I am treated, by some agencies is also shocking.
Amount of work2
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools7
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service2
1.0 out of 10 Anon · Reviewed on
I am truly saddened to hear all the negative comments about TP but, I find it hard to disagree. I worked for this cowboy outfit in the late nineties for a while and the pay rate was atrociously low back then. Nothing has changed! To be honest though, the supply teaching agency world is full of carcass eating vultures. Who can we devour today? Although projecting an air of civility and fairness supply agency staff are in fact only interested in sucking blood as they are full blown vampires and they secretly mock the "do gooder teachers and TAs" who are trying to help, enlighten and provide education and guidance to countless misdirected youth who are forced to undergo compulsory education. The state education system in England, from what I can see, is firmly entrenched in suicide mode. It is rapidly imploding because the school leaders have given practically all authority and real power to mindlesss policitians, most of whom have never taught in the classroom. The so called leaders have thrown ideals to the wind and allowed financial considerations to come before solid principles. Plus, and this is the biggest one, the teaching unions have remained separate, instead of joining forces and acting as one body for the interests of the whole educational body. We need to properly stick together, not just say "Im alright Jack sort yourself out", kick out the clowns and get the education system back on a firm footing. I am not really "having a go" at TP as such because they do what they do...maximise profit by any means necessary. They program their operatives with this final objective uppermost in their minds, wind them up and set then them loose for the day...bonus...bonus...bonus. These supply teaching bodies have low ideals and principles and are entirely driven by material considerations. What can we expect if we rely on them? Education is so important it can't be lumped together with any other system as it is the basis of everything else. Education needs to be free from the dictates of whimsical, scare mongering,fly-by, 'here one minute gone the next' politicians. We need to take back control. Br-ing on the EXIT.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.6 out of 10 barbara · Reviewed on
I have been really pleased with the service I have had from all the staff at this agency. I am registered with other agencies and teaching personnel are the agency that has found me the most work.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.0 out of 10 K Salle · Reviewed on
I came across Teaching Personnel in April and they promised to offer me work. This offer was work was on the condition that I completed a few trial days in schools so that they can see how I work/ what i'm like etc. I found it very bizarre that after having almost a year and a half of teaching experience, it was recommended that I do this. Then there was an issue with my ID which I was not informed about. I had to chase this particular consultant for quite a while, only for her to tell me that this particular form of ID had not been accepted by their vetting team. I then sought the correct ID from my bank and sent it over, only to be told (TWICE) that the vetting team wouldn't accept it because it was folded and the quality was not good. I had enough and I requested my money back. I have found another agency who have gladly accepted the form of ID I have supplied them with. They are processing the application as we speak. I say stay away from this agency or if they lure you in, be cautious.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
4.1 out of 10 Anon · Reviewed on
Staff do get a decent amount of work but I know for a fact that this companys north west branch make up the jobs they are advertising for on indeed. You will see hundreds of jobs asking for a sen teacher in an outstanding school here and a year 5 teacher there but in truth the job never existed. It was posted to.. 1. Boost the companies ranking in the jobs market exploiting black hat seo policies so the company appears first. 2. To obtain teachers for day to day supply. The odd job may be true but from my experience they probably aren't. Why not give them a call and enquire about a post and I bet "they've filled the role" byr sign up anyway. Finally if anyone tells you can't be paid any more as the teaching personnel will be at a loss it's a lie. I'd push it! I've known equally qualified NQT primary teachers ranging from £75-90 a day. No issues with the schools quality but what supply company would be picky over clienta.
Amount of work7
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools8
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service3
8.0 out of 10 Jodie Norman · Reviewed on
I have worked for teaching personnel for the last 6 years. Emma and Adam at the Hull office are fantastic and an asset to the agency.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools8
Personability8
Honesty8
Overall Service8
9.4 out of 10 Stephanie · Reviewed on
I have to say rosanna and Owen at London Bridge branch are wonderful , honest and very supportive. They have catered to my needs and requirements and I am now in a role until july. Fingers crossed for Sept. Thankyou guys .... Stephanie
Amount of work10
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
7.7 out of 10 Jemma Albiston · Reviewed on
They put me forward for lots of work and provided me with a really good service.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools9
Personability6
Honesty8
Overall Service8
2.0 out of 10 Anon · Reviewed on
I had a poor experience with this teaching agency. They are not interested in being decent human beings; all they care about is making money off you. The pay rate was, as I found, out from colleagues from other agencies more than £20 cheaper a day. They were able to give me a decent amount of work but it wasn't also suitable: once, I was offered a TA position for £80 a day! when i'm a fully qualified teacher with many years of experience. Once you're on their books, the gloves come off.They often don't return your calls or emails and may speak to you like you're an idiot: I suppose in their eyes you are, for allowing them to exploit you!
Amount of work2
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools3
Personability3
Honesty1
Overall Service2
1.1 out of 10 Anon · Reviewed on
I can't say much about most the things on here as I have given up with them finding me work!! Went to initial sign up and interview, gave me paperwork and got given info of DBS. Told me they only offer full time positions, I thought great exactly what I need! Said I'd get an email over next few days if any other paperwork was required for DBS. I waited 2 weeks for that email. I tried emailing several times. Nothing. After paperwork was sent off, it took another week to approve me for paying for DBS after I started work. And by approving, I mean an email just simply saying "yes". They emailed again that day to ask about a position a few miles out from my chosen area and I said that's fine. I applied for the DBS, and all went silent for another 2 weeks. Nothing about the position or the DBS was mentioned. The following week (6 weeks after registering) I got a call about a position in a different school in a completely different area. They told me it was a full time position, I asked about the hours, and she said "9-3" one day a week. Not sure how 6 hours of work a week clarifies has full time. I told her id been to a few interviews with schools directly, which she seemed almost shocked at. But I've been waiting 6 weeks - what else am I going to do? So she ended the call saying I'd hear back later in day about full time positions as a TA. I never got an email. I wouldn't Mind if there wasn't full time work there, just as little honesty and communications goes a long way!!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
4.7 out of 10 S · Reviewed on
Was going to sign up with the Southampton branch (as a teacher) a couple of years ago, but was put off when they wanted me to pay for a DBS check. As I was only interested in a permanent job, this made little sense, as I figured I'd get one for free through a school anyway. I've subsequently got a new DBS and subscribed to the Update Service, so thought I'd register with them after all. Whilst I'm still not particularly looking for supply work, I was absolutely stunned by how low the pay rates are. I've been told I would get £95 per day if I did supply. That works out at about £18.5k per year if I work every day. Considering the starting salary for a teacher is £23k, that is insane. HLTAs make more money than that. I know someone else who works with them as a TA, and her pay (which apparently includes holiday pay) works out at less than minimum wage on some longer days. Safe to say I will only do supply work through them if I get really desperate.
Amount of work5
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools5
Personability7
Honesty5
Overall Service5
10.0 out of 10 Happychappy · Reviewed on
Very happy with the Brighton branch. Lots of work when I want it, friendly staff, and long term work pays to scale, so I can't complain. I always recommend them to teacher friends looking for an agency to join.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
5.6 out of 10 Anonanonanon · Reviewed on
Decent amount of work but the rates of pay are appalling. As an experienced teacher I expected a reasonable rate ie my pay scale minus agency fees.... what I actually got is equivalent to £15,600 per annum! This seems to be the case with most agencies though and has been my experience with the other 5 agencies I've signed up to.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools7
Personability7
Honesty5
Overall Service5
6.1 out of 10 Leigh Morgan · Reviewed on
They have plenty of work, albeit in mostly tough environments. Rates of pay are very low now. Sometimes supply jobs, especially long term, involve all the regular classroom duties, but with none of the advantages; watch these! Supply staff are often judged harshly; children do not behave appropriately for most supply teachers, but you are judged on that and the agency will feed back. Agencies need to support their staff more for the money derived from their employees.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools4
Personability6
Honesty6
Overall Service8
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