Teaching Personnel

6.5 out of 10
259 Ratings

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6.5

Overall Rating

6.5 out of 10
based on 259 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

1.0 out of 10 Cheryl · Reviewed on
This agency 'lost' my application 3 times! When I rang them to find out how my 3rd application was progressing, they couldn't find me on the 'system' and then accused me of being 'impossible' and hung up on me. I followed up with a letter which has never been acknowledged. Needless to say, I went elsewhere... one star rating as this site wont allow me to leave it blank!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.4 out of 10 Robert Cruise · Reviewed on
Liverpool branch is incompetent and dishonest. Get pay wrong and cannot rectify it. Lower agreed rate of pay without informing you and unable to sort it out. Very little work is found by them.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools4
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.3 out of 10 Alistair Turnbull · Reviewed on
The Bristol branch of TP have given me work at over 35 schools, most of which are lovely schools, over the past 3 years. I would recommend this agency to anyone looking to work in the Bristol area. It is different to some other agencies in that it is small (4 people only working there) and you feel you really know your consultants!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service10
8.4 out of 10 Raffaella Cantillo · Reviewed on
Great starter for professionals who enter the teaching career in UK and have to blend into the system!! Really friendly atmosphere, schools I got interviewed by seem very good quality, reliable on the phone and online...fingers crossed!!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools6
Personability8
Honesty9
Overall Service10
7.4 out of 10 JOHN FLANNERY · Reviewed on
Have worked for this agency constantly for over 10 years.Overall, I find that they offer reasonable amounts of work at adequate pay rates. Most schools they work with in my experience, tend to be challenging. They are a business-aiming as other agencies do, to make a profit.Their staff are obviously motivated by pay and bonus rates-as anybody would be. The supply sector is very competitive, with an over supply of teachers in many areas- thus pay rates have fallen in real terms.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools7
Personability8
Honesty8
Overall Service7
1.0 out of 10 Optimistic usually · Reviewed on
I worked through the London Bridge agency and found them thoroughly unprofessional. They lied to me several times, offered me jobs almost 2 hours away and were aggressive (to say the least) when I refused to take these job! Their pay rate was extremely poor and they patronised me by telling me how lucky I was to get this rate. On the few occasions when I actually got work with them, they offered jobs and cancelled them at the last minute. Schools also told me that this agency double booked supplies and the one who got to the school first got the job. I highly recommend you abandon any idea of joining this appalling agency.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.4 out of 10 Helen · Reviewed on
I have only worked with North East/Middlesborough TP but don't recognise any of the criticisms aimed at other branches elsewhere. I must admit to not being an experienced supply teacher but they have been helpful and supportive and I have just started a permanent contract at a school placed by them. Was happy with my pay level and overall service. Thanks.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.7 out of 10 birdwatcher · Reviewed on
I've worked through the Brighton branch of TP for about 5 years now. I have been very happy - although I only want a couple of days work each week, I could have more if I wanted it. The staff have all been professional and friendly, and if I've wanted not to go back to a school they've accepted this quite happily. I don't know about other agencies' pay rates - I can't believe they're much different, otherwise schools wouldn't pay! OK, it's nowhere like a qualified teacher's pay, but then we don't have to plan or attend meetings - it's hardly the same as full-time work.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools8
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.0 out of 10 Elsie · Reviewed on
The TP office in London Bridge is absolutely unprofessional, they never have any work even if you wake up at 6 in the morning and call up the office at 7 am. When they do offer you work, they lie to you and tell you that you will be paid for the day. Pay day then comes and you see you have not been paid for that day and it turns out that it was a 'free trial day'. Never ever work for TP, liars, deceptive, only out for their commission.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
8.7 out of 10 Frank · Reviewed on
Since I started teaching personnel (the west mnachester branch) I found all staff helpful and welcoming. I have worked in some lovely schools and they aim to keep me in the same schools which is what I want. They are always there when I need to speak to them. The other agencies I have worked for promise you the world and don't see it through. Teaching personnel are honest and deliver on what they promise. If you are looking for supply work I would highly recommend this company!!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
1.4 out of 10 Philmex · Reviewed on
Have just parted company with Southampton TP after a catalogue of errors and cock ups! - they have no concept of how far you live from schools and only offer you work miles away from home. - you are constantly barraged with e-mails advertising irrelevant jobs out of area. - they promise to fill in your diary when you tell them you're unavailable and then ring you offering you work when you are teaching! - they send out your CV to all and sundry without seeking your permission, even though they aren't supposed to do this! - they make mistakes like sending you your own and someone else's CV and can't understand why this is unacceptable and unprofessional. - they offer you a supply day at a school for you to see if you like it, then tell you are going to be interviewed, have to prepare lessons for observation and teach three classes!! - some of their staff do not understand the concept of apologising when mistakes have been made! I get the feeling that this particular branch needs some advice on customer relations, record-keeping, organisational skills and local geography. There are ‘too many cooks spoiling the broth’. At the moment TP (Southampton) certainly comes under the category ‘requires improvement’!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools2
Personability2
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.6 out of 10 emma · Reviewed on
I have received an excellent service and always been kept in work the consultants are impressive and have excellent knowledge I am more than happy. The ay could be more but the amount of work outweighs that.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.9 out of 10 RLidd92 · Reviewed on
After starting well with teaching personnel up until christmas, I am now lucky if I get a full day a week. Although I am willing to work in different settings, not been reimbursed on travel expenses is ridiculous especially when you spend nearly all your wages on getting somewhere. I also feel that they haven't listened as to what would be appropriate for myself. As a university graduate and with alot of exp within primary schools I would have thought that I would be on better pay and more HLTA roles would have been found for me. BUT NO. I'd be better off on the dole!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools4
Personability1
Honesty4
Overall Service1
1.7 out of 10 Michael Bateson · Reviewed on
Terrible!! Avoid the Manchester Office at all costs. Rude, only bothered about their money, deceptive.
Amount of work4
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools3
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 RW · Reviewed on
Absolutely awful. Wasted a lot of my time during registration. The contact I dealt with was completely clueless and kept moving goalposts and setting obstacles over documents required. Every time I sent what was asked for I was told to send something else. If it was possible I'd award no stars. My advice is not to go anywhere near them. They're totally incompetent and couldn't care less.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.9 out of 10 H · Reviewed on
Teaching personnel (Bradford branch) are very helpful and one of the best agency going, i have received on going work and never had any problems with them. Extremely supportive staff and dedicated to get bookings for candidates. Thoroughly recommend them!!!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.9 out of 10 Shai · Reviewed on
I have been working with Teaching Personnel (Leeds Branch) for almost a year now and i have to say they have been brilliant. The consultants are fantastic (Christian Whalshe) and are always there when you need to talk to them, work is consistent and pay is always on time.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
8.6 out of 10 L Newbould · Reviewed on
Really helpful, quick to respond to any queries, had no issues with them and this is my second time working through them.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability8
Honesty9
Overall Service9
9.4 out of 10 Andy Throssell · Reviewed on
I have taught through teaching personnel for over 3 years. It is rare that I have not had work and I have come back to them after having completing several maternity leave covers. I have found the Sheffield office professional and hard working, positively promoting my skills.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools8
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.7 out of 10 Laura · Reviewed on
I have been working for Teaching Personnel since September 2013 through the Sheffield branch. I have been given plenty of work up until christmas, and am now on a long term placement until summer in a school i had told them i really enjoyed working at. The people in the office couldn't be more helpful and friendly, and i have been given a great range of teaching experience working with them. They took on board the key stages i wanted to work in the most but still offered me work in other year groups if it was available. As a newly qualified teaching the rate of pay isn't great, but i am not sure what it is in comparison to other agencies. The few i have heard of it is the same amount for. I therefore cannot comment on if it is good pay for more experienced teachers. I have had my payments at the right times every Friday, and never had an issue with not being paid the correct amount or not having my expenses included.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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